Visual Arts Center of Richmond Cancels Previously Postponed Craft + Design Event Scheduled for June 2021, Will Host 57th Annual Craft + Design Show, November 19-21, 2021 at Main Street Station

March 05, 2021 News

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArtswill host its 57th Annual Craft + Design show on November 19-21, 2021 

In July 2020, the organization announced the postponement of the 56th annual, in-person version of the event until June 4-6, 2021. Given the uncertainty that still surrounds the COVID-19 pandemic and state restrictions on gatherings, VisArts decided to cancel the in person show scheduled for June and continue with the Craft + Design’s traditional, November schedule. 

VisArts traditionally hosts this museum-quality, contemporary craft show each year in November, the weekend before ThanksgivingIn November 2020, VisArts hosted an online version of the event which featured over 120 artists from across the country.  

The application deadline for artists has been extended to May 23, 2021. Artists can apply online at The Craft + Design jury will evaluate applications in May and notify selected artists by June 30, 2021. 

VisArts will share more information about the November 2021 event as soon as it is available. 

About Craft + Design: Now in its 57th year, Craft + Design showcases the work of contemporary craft artists from across the United States. Shoppers spend the weekend eating, drinking and browsing the work of artists from all over the country. Awards are presented in ceramics, precious metals, glass, wood and recycled materials, sustainability, booth design, contemporary design, innovative use of traditional craft materials and fiber. VisArts also presents a best in show award as well as an award for the best new artist.