Friday – Sunday, September 23 – 25, 2016
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday
Thursday, September 22, 2016
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Buy Preview Tickets
Passionate about the arts? This one’s for you.
In its 32nd year, this highly competitive juried show and sale of fine craft features one-of-a-kind handcrafted artwork and luxury collections from the country's leading craftspeople.
Tête-à-tête with the artists
Meet some of the country’s top artists—along with selected emerging artists—in 12 media, including jewelry, ceramics, metal, glass, leather, and baskets.
Be among the first
Peruse and purchase unique works of art before the exposition opens to the public. Enjoy an elegant evening with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and an exclusive sneak peek at the Benefit Preview Party on Thursday, September 22.
Craft in Action Lectures:
|Friday, September 23|
|noon||David Paul Bacharach, Metal & Jewelry|
|1:30 p.m.||Bennett Bean, Ceramics|
|3 p.m.||Mark Dunnenberger, PharmD, Funding Recipient*|
|Saturday, September 24|
|noon||Mike Shuler, Wood|
|1:30 p.m.||Danielle Gori-Montanelli, Fiber Wearable|
|Sunday, September 25|
|noon||Michelle LaLonde, Leather|
*Learn more about the fundraising efforts for pharmacogenomics at this special presentation.
Special membership offers for new members
2 ACE Tickets + Garden Membership (Individual) + Free Parking: $100 (save $20)
Two three-day tickets, free year-round parking at the Garden for one vehicle, expedited entry to ACE, Keep Growing quarterly magazine and catalog, members-only discounts and special access, and a free member gift. To purchase additional tickets at the member rate, please call (847) 835-8215.
2 ACE Tickets + Garden Plus Membership (Household) + Free Parking: $130 (save $20)
Two three-day tickets, free year-round parking at the Garden for two vehicles, expedited entry to ACE, Keep Growing quarterly magazine and catalog, members-only discounts and special access, and a free member gift. To purchase additional tickets at the member rate, please call (847) 835-8215.
Support the cause
Proceeds support pharmacogenomics research at NorthShore University HealthSystem. The show is presented by the Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem.
You can’t beat the setting
Take a break from the show and check out the early fall colors on 385 acres at the Garden: gold katsura trees, garnet chrysanthemums, burgundy smoke tree, purple-copper eastern ninebark, and more.
The Greenhouses are closed during the ACE show.
For safety reasons, strollers are not permitted in the show.