The Show

The 33rd Annual American Craft Exposition (ACE), a juried exhibition and sale of fine craft, will be held at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois from September 15-17, 2017, with a Benefit Preview Party on September 14. The jury will accept approximately 140 craft artists.

Proceeds from ACE benefit research at NorthShore University HealthSystem. These critical funds are raised through Benefit tickets, general admission tickets, sponsorships and our voluntary Craft for a Cause program. ACE does not receive a portion of proceeds from artist sales.

Approximately 8,500 visitors attend each year. Out of the 144 artists exhibiting at the 2016 Show, approximately 40 were new to the Show, including six Emerging Artists.

Show Dates 2017

September 15-17, 2017 with a Preview Party on September 14

Friday           10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday      10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday         10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL

2016 Award Winners

Best of Show                                                                 Roberta & David Williamson
Arlen G. Brodin, MD                                                 Sandra Byers
Artistic Expression Award      
Best New Artist                                                           Luanne Rimel
Collectors of Wood Art                                          Mike Shuler
Excellence in Wood   
Founders’ Award                                                        James Borden
Show Directors’ Award                                           Danielle Gori-Montanelli
Purchase Award, Evanston Hospital              Suzanne Crane
Purchase Award, Glenbrook Hospital           Marilyn Endres, Fred Kaemmer
Purchase Award, Highland Park Hospital   Marilyn Endres
Purchase Award, Skokie Hospital                     Andrew Madvin

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