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
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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