Washington sets up a crafty weekend

October 30, 2013 by  

The Washington Craft Show, an annual event taking place at the Washington Convention Center, is bringing an early chance for holiday shopping around this weekend. With nearly 200 professional craft artists, this juried show seeks to offer something for everyone.

The event is one of the leading shows in the country with contemporary crafts such as metal, basketry, leather, ceramics, jewelry, glass and other unique creations.

Leaders in the field of American Contemporary Craft will be at the show to participate in informative discussions. Some of them include Elizabeth Broun from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Jennifer Sergent formerly with Washington Spaces Magazine and HGTV, wearable art maker Amy Nguyen, and Nicholas Bell, who is Curator of American Craft and Decorative Art from the Smithsonian.

An assortment of fashion designers and jewelry artists will also have their work highlighted in fashion shows taking place throughout the weekend.

Vendors and artists frequently work with local printing companies for creation of their supplies for exhibits and events. Business card printing is a common order so the participants have cards to hand out. By passing out cards from their booths or display areas, they hope to develop brand or product awareness and future business.

The event will takes place November 1-3 with admission prices set at $15 for adults, $14 for seniors, and free for children under 12. Parking is available at the Eagle Parking Lot or the PMI Parking Lot near the convention center.

Complete information and ticket sales can be found on the event website or by calling (800) 368-9000.