American Fine Craft Show Washington DC

By Editorial Team on October 17, 2016

Fri, 21 October 2016 — Sun, 23 October 2016

Work by Christine Mackeller. Photo courtesy of AFCS Washington.
Work by Christine Mackeller. Photo courtesy of AFCS Washington.


Event: Saturday, October 22 from 10am to 6pm
Sunday, October 23 from 10am to 4:30pm
First Look Shopping Preview: Friday, October 21 from 4:30pm to 8pm


In 2015, after 27 years, the Washington Craft Show at the convention center was cancelled. At the request of the artists Richard & Joanna Rothbard owners of An American Craftsman Galleries in NYC opened a new show at the DC Armory October 2015.

Returning for its second year The American Fine Craft Show Washington returns to the DC Armory October 21-23 with 125 craft artisans who will be joined by American furniture crafts persons from throughout the country in The Washington Studio Furniture Showcase. The American Fine Craft Show replaced the Washington Craft Show which was retired two years ago.

This juried event is produced by Joanna and Richard Rothbard of American Art Marketing of New York City. Their museum-benefit fine craft shows include Brooklyn Museum’s American Fine Craft Show. The Washington DC event will feature many artists from throughout the United States and Canada who have not exhibited in this region. Artisans’ work will include functional & sculptural pottery and art glass, wearable art, weaving, basketry, handmade furniture, sculpture, painting, jewelry, leather and mixed media.

Said Richard Rothbard, “Attendees can expect a one of a kind art experience of exceptional diversity, with work from artists who have exhibited in the prestigious Smithsonian & Philadelphia Craft Shows along with work that is fun, functional and affordable.”

The Studio Furniture Showcase will introduce American handmade furniture from artists & designers from around the country, working in both wood and metal. Furniture may be purchased at the event or may be custom designed by the craftsmen.

There will be a “First Look” preview on Friday October 21 from 4:30 until 8 pm. The show will be open Saturday, October 22 from 10 am until 6 pm and Sunday, October 23 from 10 am until 4:30 pm. Admission tickets will be sold only at the door at $15 per adult, $14 for seniors (64+), students $8 (with valid I.D.), children under 12 are free. A two day pass is $16. Valet Parking will be available at the front door of The Armory

Directions & Parking:

DC Armory is located at 2001 East Capital Street SE.