This month, craft lovers and enthusiasts will return to the Chicago Botanic Garden for the 34th annual American Craft Exposition (ACE). Presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), this juried exposition and sale of fine craft features one-of-a-kind pieces and unique luxury collections from over 140 of the country’s leading craftspeople, including an emerging artists category. This highly anticipated event gives guests the opportunity to appreciate and purchase stunning pieces, while supporting increased access to mental health services offered at NorthShore. With the spectacular backdrop of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s world-renowned grounds, ACE features distinctive pieces made in the United States by some of the nation’s most celebrated artists. Showcasing new achievements in jewelry, ceramics, metal, handcrafted clothing and accessories, glass, furniture, fiber decorative, leather, wood, paper, mixed media, and basketry, the American Craft Exposition is a nationally recognized event. The show is presented by a volunteer committee that works year-round to bring patrons a truly memorable experience and is attended by thousands from Chicagoland and beyond.
ACE takes place Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23 with a Preview Benefit Party on Thursday, September 20. For more information, www.americancraftexpo.org