Venue Details

3 Star Starred
Henry Crown Sports Pavilion
on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University 2311 Campus Drive Evanston, IL 60208
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The American Craft Exposition
33 ratings
4.4 average rating
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Ellie Granias
46 events
26 reviews
16 stars
attended Aug 22 2014

Unique Art....we really enjoyed it. The venue was pleasant and parking was good.

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14 events
9 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 22 2014

By far the best juried show in the area. Lot's of new very talented artists. Lot's of 'old favorites' as well. Very difficult to refrain from treating myself to so much more than I did -- and I did treat myself! Don't miss this show.

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18 events
3 reviews
27 stars
attended Aug 22 2014

I felt like I was at a museum. The beauty and quality of everything was really stunning. This is an event I will attend every year. It is the best craft show I've ever been to because of the high caliber of the craftsmanship.

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Ticket is good for all three days. Show hours:

Friday, August 22: 10am-8pm
Saturday, August 23: 10am-6pm
Sunday, August 24: 11am-5pm

Craft In Action – Friday, August 22 and Sunday, August 24

Friday, August 22
Wood Demonstrations
11:00 a.m. Peter Petrochko
12:00 p.m. Al Miotke, Chicago Woodturners
1:00 p.m. Mike Shuler
3:00 p.m. Michael Mode
4:00 p.m. Andy Kuby, Chicago Woodturners

Sunday, August 24
Ceramic Demonstrations
12:00 p.m. Antoinette Badenhorst
1:00 p.m. Michael Schwegmann
2:00 p.m. Sandra and Winthrop Byers

ACE Runway – Saturday, August 23 at 1:00 p.m.
An extraordinary event you won’t want to miss! A gorgeous display of wearables from ACE artists, including clothing, jewelry, handbags and other accessories will be modeled on our runway by incredible women who have been affected in some way by ovarian cancer. Learn creative tips for integrating these one-of-a-kind pieces into your wardrobe and transform yourself into a fashion expert! All of these beautiful items are available at the show for sale. Come support this worthy cause and see these remarkable women in action!

Emerging Artist Gallery
View the work of nine of America’s most promising new craftsmen throughout the show weekend. This category is open to those artists who have been practicing their craft for six years or less and have never previously exhibited at ACE.

About the Ticket Supplier: The American Craft Exposition

One of the country’s premier fine craft shows, the American Craft Exposition, presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem, brings together over 160 superior artisans exhibiting one-of-a-kind, museum quality work.