American Fine Craft Show ~ Washington DC Armory
October 21 - 23, 2016
(Washington DC – September 19, 2016) — 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
The American Fine Craft Show Washington is one of producers Joanna and Richard Rothbard's "Art of American Craft Museum Series,” which includes the American Fine Craft Show at Brooklyn Museum. The Rothbards have founded and directed craft shows and art fairs for more than 30 years including the American Fine Craft Show NYC, Contemporary Art Fair NYC and the Rockefeller Arts Festival in Manhattan. They currently produce the Berkshires Arts Festival in Massachusetts and Sarasota Craft Show in Florida.
Where: DC Armory, 2001 East Capital Street SE – Washington, DC
On site paid parking lot adjacent , VALET PARKING available at the front door
Metro: Blue-Orange Stadium-Armory
Directions & Parkingwww.eventsdc.com/Venues/DCArmory/DirectionsAndParking.aspx
Hours: Saturday, October 22 10 am - 6 pm;; Sunday October 23 10 am – 4:30 pm
First Look Shopping Preview:Friday, October 21 4:30 - 8 pm
Tickets: May be purchased at the door – cash preferred
Adults - $15 ;; Seniors (64+) -$14;; Students - $8;; Weekend Pass - $16;;
Children Under 12 - Free.