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The Nation’s Top Wearable Artists Selected for Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Smithsonian Women’s Committee has announced that 70 acclaimed designers have been selected to exhibit and sell at the 2019 Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show from October 3 to October 5, 2019 at the National Building Museum. This year’s theme, “Wear Your Art,” features artists who sell the highest quality, American made wearable art, including handmade clothing, jewelry and accessories for women, men and children. The show and sale will include cutting edge creations of both established and emerging artists, including DC Makers who will exhibit handmade and locally sourced items, all to benefit the Smithsonian Institution.


Drinks will be flowing and heavy hors d’oeuvres provided at the Opening Night Benefit and Preview Party on Thursday, October 3, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the National Building Museum’s gorgeous Great Hall. Party patrons will have the opportunity to meet the artists and purchase unique and exquisite creations. An organic fashion show of wearable art, artist demonstrations, a selfie booth, a ticket drawing and live music will be among the evening’s entertainment. For tickets, visit ($75 each, which includes a return ticket to the show on either Friday or Saturday).

Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show and Sale continues Friday, October 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday October 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The National Building Museum is located at 401 F St. N.W., in Washington, D.C. (directly across from the Metro Red Line Judiciary Square Station, F Street exit).

Information about participating artists is available at

Daily admission tickets cost $13 online or $15 at the door. Group rates are available. For information and advance tickets, go to For groups of 10 or more, email [email protected].

Smithsonian Craft2Wear is produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee. The event is co-chaired by Smithsonian Women’s Committee members Sharon Block, Fran Hamberger and Susan Labovich.

The proceeds from the Women’s Committee’s two annual signature events—the Smithsonian Craft Show in April and the Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show in October—fund grants to support outreach, research and education programs across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, 9 Research Centers and the National Zoo. Formed in 1968, the Smithsonian Women’s Committee has funded more than $12 million in grants and endowments.

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