November 16, 17 & 18
Presented By: The Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Deadline: May 26
Application Fee: $45 Booth Fee: $975-$1225
Craft + Design 2018 will be held for the second year at Main Street Station's newly renovated train shed. This 100,000-square-foot space, built in 1901 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been renovated as part of a $90 million effort to restore Main Street Station. Glass walls offer visitors panoramic views of downtown Richmond. Craft + Design is the signature event of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, a community arts center in the heart of the city's historic Fan District.
The venue, which sits squarely in the middle of the Shockoe Design District, is highly visible from Richmond's I-95 corridor and accessible via train. Amtrak passengers from Washington, D.C. and beyond are able to debark and walk directly into Craft + Design. In 2017, over 6,000 people visited the booths of 120 artists.
Richmond gets regular shoutouts from top travel publications for its riverfront, its bike trails and its food scene. With more than 45 galleries, a world-class art museum and a reputation for avant-garde street art, one thing's for sure-Richmonders know art.
Awards are presented in ceramics, contemporary design, fiber, glass, innovative use of traditional craft materials, precious metals, and wood and recycled materials. The show also features a New Artist Award and Best Booth Design Award. The 2017 Elisabeth Scott Bocock Best in Show Award went to glass artist Robin Kittleson.