Weekend Events Included with admission to the show

Friday, February 27

1:00 p.m. - Guest Lecture, Michael Monroe
From the White House to Your House
The White House Collection of American Crafts


Michael Monroe, former curator-in-charge of the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery was invited to curate a collection of American Crafts for the White House by President William Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. This illustrated lecture features objects of startling beauty and originality similar to those shown here at the West Palm Beach Crafts America Show. Learn how craft can enhance your home’s environment and quality of life with stellar examples in the mediums of glass, wood, fiber, clay and metal.

Sponsored by Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

Saturday, February 28

1:00 p.m. - Fashion show with guest MC Chris Hayes, editor Palm Beach Gardens Lifestyle Magazine

Models will take to the runway to show off the latest work from nearly 3-dozen of the fashion artists who will be with us this year.

Sponsored by Palm Beach Gardens Lifestyle Magazine

3:00 p.m. - Guest Lecture, Michael Monroe
From the White House to Your House
The White House Collection of American Crafts


Michael Monroe, former curator-in-charge of the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery was invited to curate a collection of American Crafts for the White House by President William Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. This illustrated lecture features objects of startling beauty and originality similar to those shown here at the West Palm Beach Crafts America Show. Learn how craft can enhance your home’s environment and quality of life with stellar examples in the mediums of glass, wood, fiber, clay and metal.

Sponsored by Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

Sunday, March 1

2:00 p.m. - Guest Lecture, Shana Kroiz
Art Jewelry: The evolution of Forms and Colors

Native Baltimorean Shana Kroiz is acknowledged as one of the country's leading experimental enamelists and jewelry educators. In addition to being a studio artist, she is the Special Events and Workshop Coordinator of the Maryland Institute College of Art's Jewelry Center, which she founded in 1992, and where she works as an instructor. Ms. Kroiz will also be exhibiting her latest work at the show.