Date(s) - 10/04/2019 - 10/05/2019
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
National Building Museum
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The Smithsonian Women’s Committee will host 70 acclaimed designers who have been selected to exhibit and sell at the 2019 Smithsonian Craft2Wear show, Oct. 3–5 at the National Building Museum. “Wear your Art” is the theme of the show, where artists will 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 the cutting edge couture of both established and emerging artists, including DC Makers, a group of young and local designers.
Drinks will be flowing and creative hors d’oeuvres passed at the Opening Night Benefit and Preview Party on Thursday, Oct. 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 their unique and affordable creations before the show opens to the public. A fashion show of organic wearable art, artist demonstrations, and a selfie booth will be among the evening’s entertainments. For tickets, visitsmithsoniancraft2wear.org ($75 each and includes a return ticket to the show on either Friday or Saturday).
Smithsonian Craft2Wear continues Friday, Oct. 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 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. 20001 (directly across from the Metro Red Line Judiciary Square Station, F Street exit).
Daily admission tickets cost $13 online or $15 at the door. Group rates are available. More information and advance tickets are available at www.smithsoniancraft2wear.org. For groups of 10 or more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is co-chaired by Smithsonian Women’s Committee members Sharon Block, FranHamberger and Susan Labovich.
Smithsonian Craft2Wear is produced by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee. The proceeds from the committee’s two annual signature events—the Smithsonian Craft Show in April and the Smithsonian Craft2Wear show in October—support outreach, research and education programs across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums and the National Zoo through grants. Formed in 1968, the SmithsonianWomen’s Committee has funded more than $12 million in grants and endowments.