The Show

The 38th 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 30 to October 2, 2022, with a Benefit Preview Party on September 29. The jury accepted approximately 100 craft artists.

Proceeds from ACE 2022 will benefit an initiative aiming to help prevent maternal morbidity at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore). These critical funds are raised through Benefit Preview Party 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.

Show Dates 2022

September 30-October 2, 2022 with a Preview Party on September 29

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

2019 Award Winners*

Best of Show
Artistic Expression Award
Best New Artist
Founders’ Award
Show Directors’ Award
Purchase Award, Evanston Hospital
Purchase Award, Glenbrook Hospital
Purchase Award, Highland Park Hospital
Purchase Award, Skokie Hospital
Gabriel Ofiesh (jewelry)
Laura Baring-Gould (metal)
Dana Bechert (ceramics)
David Paul Bacharach (metal)
Chie Hitchner (fiber decorative)
Rosella (Pat) Peck (paper)
James Pearce (furniture)
Pavel Novak (glass)
Steven Potts (wood) & Ann Klem (glass)

*Awards were not given in the 2021 Virtual ACE.

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