The popular Washington Craft Show returns Nov. 1-3, with 190 major contemporary artists in a dozen categories for this juried show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
To view crafts by category — basketry, ceramics, decorative and wearable textiles, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood — and by artisans, click here.
The event includes fashion shows of wearable art, and various talks about crafts.
The fashion shows are Friday at 3 P.M., and Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1 P.M.
Tomorrow at 1 PM, Smithsonian American Art Museum director Elizabeth Broun shares “Thoughts and Observations on Contemporary American Craft”. Broun will also give an update on renovations of the Renwick Gallery, home of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative art program.
Sunday at 2 P.M., wearable art maker and Shibori artist Amy Nguyen, who returned recently from an extended trip in Japan, will discuss how exposure to different cultures influences the art of fashion. She owns Amy Nguyen Textiles in Boston, Mass.
For a list and schedule of the events at the Washington Craft Show, click here.
For more info and tickets: Washington Craft Show, www.craftsamericashows.com/WASH_main.htm, firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets. Coupon for $1 discount. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, www.dcconvention.com, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 202-249-3000.