Best craft shows in the U.S. in 2015

Here are some of the best craft shows open to the public in the U.S. for unique, finely-crafted jewelry and, sometimes, gems, beads and materials to make your own. There are lots of wonderful craft shows across the U.S., large and small, indoors and outdoors. Strolling the booths is a great way to get inspiration and meet (and support) local artists. The following is an ever-evolving calendar I post here every year of what I consider the best. This list is updated regularly as dates become available.

JANUARY

January 16 – 19, 2015: American Made Show (formerly Buyers Market, Philadelphia), Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC

FEBRUARY

February 18 – 19, 2015: American Craft Council Wholesale Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore MD

February 20 – 22, 2015: American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore MD

February 27 – March 1, 2015: Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, Palm Beach Convention Center, West Palm Beach FL

Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington DC, held April 23-26, 2015

MARCH

March 13 – 15, 2015: American Craft Council, Atlanta GA

March 20 – 22, 2015: Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Winter Park, FL

March 20 – 22, 2015: Craftboston Spring, The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts, Boston. MA

APRIL

April 10 – 12, 2015: American Craft Council, St. Paul MN

April 23 – 26, 2015: Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum, Washington DC

MAY

May 9 – 10, 2015: Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bethesda MD

Des Moines Arts Festival (courtesy RubertStudios.com)

Des Moines Arts Festival held June 26-28, 2015 (photo courtesy RubertStudios.com)

JUNE

June 19 – 21, 2015: Lakefront Festival of Art, Milwaukee, WI

June 26 – 28, 2015: Des Moines Arts Festival, Western Gateway Park, Des Moines, IA

JULY

July 3 – 5, 2015: Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO

July 9 – 12, 2015: Central PA Festival of the Arts, State College, PA

July 15 – 18, 2015: Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair held July 15-18, 2015

July 31 – August 2, 2015: American Craft Council, San Francisco, CA

SEPTEMBER

September 25 – 27, 2015: American Craft Exposition, Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

September 25 – 27, 2015: Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, MO

OCTOBER

October 9 – 11, 2015: Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

NOVEMBER

November 6 – 7, 2015: Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta

November 6 – 8, 2015: SOFA (Sculptural Objects, Functional Art + Design , Festival Hall, Navy Pier, Chicago

November 12 – 15, 2015: Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

DECEMBER

Dec. ?, 2015: Craftboston Holiday, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston MA

 

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1 comment for “Best craft shows in the U.S. in 2015

  1. July 14, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    How come the Washington Craft Show isn’t on the Best craft shows in the U.S. list?

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