Crafts for a cause at the American Craft Exposition

GLENCOE (WLS) -- The Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting the 33rd American Craft Exposition September 15-17, 2017. Collectors and art enthusiasts will get to peruse artwork from 145 of the country's leading craftspeople and artists. Visitors can find something for everyone, with artists showcasing new achievements in jewelry, ceramics, metal, fashion wearables, glass, furniture, fiber decoratives, leather, wood, mixed media and basketry.

While the American Craft Exposition helps emerging artists gain an audience, it also support the NorthShore University HealthSystem. Proceeds will benefit pharmacogenomics and orthopaedic regenerative medicine research at NorthShore. Tickets are $13 for a single three-day pass for Chicago Botanic Garden members and $15 for non-Chicago Botanic Garden members. American Craft Exposition Director, Deb Kerr, and artist Christy Klug visited ABC 7's State Street Studios to give a sneak preview of the event.

Event: 33rd Annual American Craft Exposition
Date: Friday, September 15th through Sunday, September 17th
Hours: Friday - 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday - 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Address: Chicago Botanic Garden - 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
Admission/ Ticket Prices: $15 for a 3-day pass (members of the Chicago Botanic Garden can get a 3-day pass for $13)
Tickets are available at

ACE will be hosting a Preview Party on Thursday, September 14th from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. for those who want to see and shop the show in advance of the general public. Tickets are $175 in advance and $200 at the door, which includes a 3-day pass for ACE and discounted parking every day of the show.

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