2021 Smithsonian Craft Show Opens In-Person October 27, 2021 [UPDATED]

By Editorial Team on August 9, 2021
Courtesy of Smithsonian Women’s Committee.

First In-Person Opening Since 2019

Please note, the SWC 2021 have elected to cancel the in-person event.  More information is forthcoming and will be updated here as well as in a separate post.


The original news brief follows:

The 2021 Smithsonian Craft Show will be held in-person for the first time since 2019. This juried show of fine American crafts features works from 120 artists representing all facets of contemporary craft and design—basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art and wood. The works will be on display and for sale; serious collectors and casual shoppers will find one-of-a-kind works of art in a wide range of prices.

Sponsored by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC), the Craft Show is a five-day show and sale of the finest in American contemporary craft and design, handcrafted in America. Artists are carefully selected from a competitive pool of applicants by a panel of esteemed jurors. Proceeds support grants to the Smithsonian for innovative education, outreach and research projects.

Admission  will be $20 at the door, but discounted tickets will soon be available online.

The preview Night Benefit is scheduled for October 27 and is an early opportunity to view and purchase crafts from the exhibiting artists, while enjoying cocktails and dinner.

[Source: Edited SWC newsletter]