Thursday, October 30, 2008
21st Annual Washington Craft Show
November 7-9 at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC.
Washington’s major fall showcase for the best contemporary American craft arrives November 7 to 9, 2008 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Demonstrating imagination and mastery, 190 artists chosen by jury will gather from 34 states and D.C. to exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind and limited-edition arts at the 21st Annual Washington Craft Show.
The 2008 show theme, “Making It Personal,” highlights independent styles of both artists and visitors. Each piece, designed and created in the artist’s studio, represents a signature concept in glass, jewelry, ceramics, basketry, wood, furniture, fiber, metal arts, paper, mixed media, and wearable art.
Also new this year:
- In a special display by rising talent, craft students selected by jury from the Corcoran College of Art + Design exhibit their work.
- Artists will be identified who demonstrate Green Vision through creative use of recycled or sustainably harvested materials or renewable energy.
- An evening party, “Master Crafts and Music,” benefits the scholarship and outreach programs of Washington’s Levine School of Music on Friday, November 7. For benefit tickets and information: www.levineschool.org or 202.686.8000, ext. 1051.
For more Washington Craft Show information, visit www.craftsamericashows.com or call 800-832-7813.
Washington Craft Show hours are Friday, November 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, November 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is $15, seniors and students $13. Children under 12 are admitted free.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center. located at 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, is easily accessible by Metro: Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center on Yellow or Green Lines.