2017 Exhibition Schedule
Our unique wood boxes, wall cabinets and wall shelves can be seen at these art fairs. We usually do 6-10 shows a year so we may be adding or removing shows. If you wish to be notified if or when we will be in your area in the future, please fill out our contact forms and we will notify you of our attendance and maybe even send a discount coupon if you mention it!
- LA QUINTA ARTS FESTIVAL ~ La Quinta, CA ~ March 2-5 (NEXT WEEKEND! That's the festival in the header above...see you there?)
- BROOKSIDE ART ANNUAL (tentative) ~ Kansas City, MO ~ May 5-7
- CHERRY CREEK ARTS FESTIVAL (tentative) ~ Denver, CO ~ July 2-4
- ART IN THE HIGH DESERT (tentative) ~ Bend, OR ~ Aug. 26-28
Here are some wonderful art festivals that, in addition to terrific work, are nice places to spend the day. We have participated in all of these shows.
Only the Smithsonian Craft Show at the Smithsonian Institution carries more authority than THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART CRAFT SHOW as the place to see the best in American craft. Fantastic work exhibited in a fitting atmosphere: live classical music, catered food, tuxedos (at least on opening night).The high quality justifies the high prices. Fine crafts only. Third week in November at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Benefits The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
AMERICAN CRAFT EXPOSITION, held indoors at the Chicago Botanic Garden features very fine work (fine crafts only) in a relaxed, low-key atmosphere. Nice opening party. Admission. Benefits pharmacogenomics research at NorthShore University HealthSystem. Last weekend in August.
CHERRY CREEK ART FESTIVAL filled a big hole in the Denver area for quality art and crafts and is still a huge success after thirty six years. The community really turns out for this show, in attendance and in volunteer efforts to keep it running smoothly. They even recycle most of the trash! Work from all over the country that usually can't be seen at an art festival except on either coasts or a few big Midwest shows. Art and fine crafts. Held over the Fourth of July weekend. No admission fee. Bring sunscreen. Good food and music, too.
COCONUT GROVE ART FESTIVAL offers more than art. This is a big social event in South Florida. Over a million people turn out for this one! Excellent work from 350+ artists and craftsmen. Interesting music, food and above all, people. Come early, take a shuttle bus in, stay late to have fun in the "village". Art and fine crafts. Third weekend in February. Admission fee. Bring sunscreen.
The LA QUINTA ART FESTIVAL will be 35 years old in 2017. A delightful highly rated show in a gorgeous setting in early March - a great time to be in the Coachella Valley, CA. Much good work can be found in this show. La Quinta Civic Center Campus. Art and fine crafts. Music and food. First weekend (plus Thursday) in March.
SAINT LOUIS ART FAIR Held in the upscale community of Clayton; a terrific addition to the Midwest art fair scene. Having been patterned after Cherry Creek, it's now one of the best in the country. First weekend after Labor Day. Weather variable but usually pleasant. Good food and music. No admission fee. Art and fine crafts.
PLAZA ART FAIR will be the 85 years old in 2016! Held in Kansas City, MO at the beautiful Plaza area this is an excellent Midwest show of art and craft. The community regards it as the summer season finale. Plenty of good restaurants in area. Art and fine crafts. Fourth weekend in September. Weather variable but usually pleasant. No admission fee.
SUN VALLEY ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL Sun Valley, ID is a delightful small show in a gorgeous setting and is our local show. Surprisingly good work can be found in this out of the way show. Atkinson Park. Art and fine crafts. Second weekend in August.
ART IN THE HIGH DESERT in Bend, OR is a somewhat remote regional show but has some excellent work. Started and run by artists for the most part, it is a very pleasant show to attend in a beautiful part of the country. Low-key, usually sparkling weather. Weekend before Labor Day.
ART IN THE PEARL Portland, OR is Portland's favorite show. Located in the hip, if now gentrified, Pearl District. Lots to do, lots to eat, lots to see in the neighborhood. Labor Day weekend - the weekend after the Art in the High Desert show above.
DES MOINES ARTS FESTIVAL Des Moines, IA. Yet another excellent Midwest show. Nice setting. Nice people, of course.
ANN ARBOR STREET ART FAIR is one of three art fairs that takes place in downtown Ann Arbor, MI. Almost 1500 artists and craftsmen exhibit at these shows. This one is the "original" show. The quality tends to be the best here, but very fine work can be seen at the State Street Art Fair also. Bring good walking shoes if you attempt to see it all! Overwhelming. No admission fee. A real circus here for food, political booths and anything else that can be squeezed in. Local merchants also set up tables for sales. Still, the quality is very high – one of the best outdoor shows in the Midwest. Third week in July.
We haven’t mentioned many good local/regional shows that are well worth a visit. Often a “little” show will have work that will amaze you just as much as the large premier shows so keep an eye out for something in your neighborhood and support a truly unique American phenomenon!