Monthly Archives: August 2010

11 Days Until the Show!

Stunning jewelry.

Head-turning fabric art.

Beautiful, hand-made furniture, and so much more. Are you ready for ACE 2010?

In less than two weeks, the doors at Northwestern University’s Henry Crown Sports Pavilion will open onto one of the most famous fine-crafts expositions held in the United States. Since its inception in 1985, ACE and its founders have been devoted to excellence–and to supporting the tradition of fine craft. This year’s show will feature 160 artists and their work in a variety of media, including basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, paper and wood. Doors will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 27, and close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 29. During these three days, you’ll have an opportunity to view and purchase unique fine crafts. You’ll also be able to attend demonstrations by several top artists, and a fashion show featuring clothing made by several of the show’s artists.

If you’ve never attended this spectacular annual event, why not do so this year? All funds raised support breast-cancer and ovarian-cancer research at NorthShore University Health System. Make it an ACE weekend, and create a new tradition. You’ll support a noble cause while enjoying a fabulous shopping opportunity. What could be more fun?