Holiday shoppers and art aficionados alike will find plenty to ogle at the 26th Annual Washington Craft Show, taking place November 1 to 3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This year’s show will display the work of 190 contemporary craft artists in a dozen different media including furniture, ceramics, glass, basketry, paper, wood, wearable textiles and jewelry. A professional jury selected the artists, who hail from all over the U.S.
Informative discussions by craft experts round out the weekend. At 1 p.m. on Friday, November 1, Smithsonian American Art Museum director Elizabeth Broun and Renwick Gallery curator Nicholas Bell will share their thoughts on contemporary American craft. And on Sunday, November 3 at 2 p.m., artist Amy Nguyen will discuss how an extended trip to Japan influenced her textile creations.
Fashion shows highlighting the work of many exhibitors will take place on November 1 at 3 p.m. and November 2 at 1 p.m. washingtoncraftshow.com