For the health and safety of our artists, patrons, and volunteers, The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem has made the decision to cancel the American Craft Exposition in 2020. Please click here for more information and be on the lookout for updates in the near future.
ACE 2020 will be held October 2-4, 2020 at the Chicago Botanic Garden with a Benefit Preview Party on October 1, 2020. Tickets for ACE 2020 will be available in Spring of 2020.
General Admission and Preview Party Tickets are now available!
Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 22
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.
Advance Reservation Ticket Packages
One Three-Day Admission Pass + One-Day Parking Pass:
$35 Advance Reservations
Two Three-Day Admission Passes + One-Day Parking Pass:
$55 Advance Reservations
General Admission Tickets (available in advance or at the door)
$18 for Chicago Botanic Garden members
$20 for non-Chicago Botanic Garden members
Chicago Botanic Garden Daily Parking Fees
Chicago Botanic Garden Members: Free
NorthShore University HealthSystem Employees with ID: Free
A shuttle will run from the Metra train stop in Glencoe to the Chicago Botanic Garden during each day of ACE.
Benefit Preview Party
Thursday, September 19
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
You can purchase tickets by calling the Auxiliary Office at 224-364-7270 before Tuesday, September 17 at 5:00 pm, or $225 at the door.
The Benefit Preview Party provides patrons the opportunity to peruse and purchase unique works of art before the Exposition is open to the public. An elegant party with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a festive atmosphere, the Preview Party also offers guests a more personal setting to talk with artists and learn about their work. Preview Party tickets include complimentary parking on Thursday evening, admission to the three-day Exposition as well as a discounted parking voucher for each day of the show weekend.
14 Incredible Prizes!
You can purchase raffle tickets by calling the Auxiliary Office at 224-364-7270 before Tuesday, September 17 at 5:00 p.m. or at the Show.
Try your luck at winning some amazing items in this year’s ACE Raffle. Tickets are one for $20 or six for $100 and can be purchased online at the link above or in person at the Show. There are 14 wonderful prizes to win including a priceless Chicago Blackhawks ticket package, fine jewelry, and exquisite craft from this year’s artists. Prizes range in value from $300 to $4,800 and above! Proceeds benefit increased access to mental health services at NorthShore University HealthSystem.
The American Craft Exposition (ACE) will be back in 2021 from September 24-26, 2021 at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Tickets for ACE 2021 will be available in the summer of 2021.
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