About the Event
Craft + Design is a contemporary craft show, produced by the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, that has garnered a reputation for showcasing the finest in museum-quality craft. Craft + Design is held in the historic Main Street Station’s train shed and draws more than 10,000 people to shop the work of over 150 artists from all over the country.
Craft + Design is the signature event of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, a non-profit community arts center located in the heart of Richmond’s Fan District.
Friday, November 17
McKinnon and Harris Patrons’ Preview Party
- Beer and wine
- Signature cocktails
- Hors d’oeuvres by MOSAIC
$60 for VisArts members
$65 for the general public
Rise + Shine Brunch presented by Carole and Marcus Weinstein
- Mimosas + Bloody Mary’s
- A light brunch and coffee
- Early shopping
$35 for VisArts members
$40 for the general public
Saturday, November 18 + Sunday, November 19
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
General Admission Shopping Hours
*VisArts members receive one or two free general admission tickets, depending on their membership level. These tickets can be claimed online or at will call. You also may pick up your tickets at VisArts’ front desk.
Getting to main street station + Parking
Out-of-town guests can take Amtrak trains directly to Main Street Station.
Public metered parking is available in the lots surrounding Main Street Station. Street parking is available throughout Shockoe Bottom, and several paid parking garages are located within a short walk.
Valet parking is free to all guests on Friday night during the McKinnon & Harris Patrons’ Preview Party.
GRTC Pulse runs down Broad Street, from Willow Lawn to Rockett’s Landing, every 15 minutes. Rides are $1.50. Hop off directly in front of Main Street Station.
CRAFT + DESIGN COMMITTEE
Susan Craven Johnson
Jean DeShazo Jumet
View the VisArts Board of Directors here.
Craft + Design Over the Years
About the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) is the largest non-university studio-arts program in Virginia. Each year, VisArts offers more than 1,000 visual and creative arts classes in clay, wood, fiber, painting, photography, printmaking, glass, metal, drawing, writing, decorative arts and other visual media.
For almost six decades, VisArts has helped adults and children explore their creativity and make art. Each year, VisArts offers 1,000 visual and creative arts classes and touches the lives of more than 40,000 people through its classes, community outreach programs, camps, workshops and special events.