The 34th 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 21-23, 2018, with a Benefit Preview Party on September 20. 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 149 artists exhibiting at the 2017 show, approximately 30 were new to the show, including four Emerging Artists.
Show Dates 2018
September 21-23, 2018 with a Preview Party on September 20
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
2017 Award Winners
Best of Show Kari Lonning
Artistic Expression Award Klaus Spies
Best New Artist Bounkhong Signavong
Collectors of Wood Art Michael Mode
Excellence in Wood
Founders’ Award Mark Doolittle
Show Directors’ Award Susan Mahlstedt
Purchase Award, Evanston Hospital J. David Norton
Purchase Award, Glenbrook Hospital Jennifer McCurdy
Purchase Award, Highland Park Hospital Mark Doolittle
Purchase Award, Skokie Hospital Kathy Wegman
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