Sponsors 2019

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Presenting Sponsor: The 55th annual Craft + Design show is made possible by McGuireWoods’ generous support of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and its 150+ exhibiting artists.

Patrons’ Preview Party Sponsor: The 2019 Patrons’ Preview party is made possible by McKinnon + Harris. This ticketed event draws 1,000 attendees each year and serves as the kick-off of Craft + Design . The party consists of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, award presentations and early shopping. Learn more and buy tickets.

Education Wing and Demonstration Station Sponsor: The Education Wing at Craft + Design is made possible by Weinstein Properties. This space will be staffed by VisArts’ education team during general admission hours. Adults and children can join VisArts teachers for workshops and interactive art-making activities all weekend long. This fun, family-friendly area highlights VisArts’ mission to provide arts education to people of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels.

Artist Dinner Sponsor: The Artist Dinner is made possible by Kathie and Steve Markel. This unique opportunity is just one part of what makes Craft + Design one of the nation’s most hospitable craft shows to artists.

Stage Sponsor: The stage at Craft + Design will host live music, a panel talk and several artist demonstrations throughout the weekend, thanks to the support of Richmond Magazine. At this year’s Rise + Shine Brunch, Richmond magazine presents keynote speaker Malene Barnett.

Beer Garden Sponsor: Craft + Design is proud to partner with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery to serve our patrons seasonal, local beer all weekend long.

VIP Lounge Sponsor: The VIP Lounge at Craft + Design is made possible by Davenport.

Selfie Station Sponsor: The Selfie Station at Craft + Design is made possible by VMFA.

Special Thanks to Our Award Sponsors

Thanks to the generous support of our award sponsors, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond is able to present awards in ceramics, contemporary design, fiber, glass, innovative use of traditional craft materials, precious metals, and wood and recycled materials. We also honor artists with the New Artist Award, Best Booth Design Award, and the Elisabeth Scott Bocock Best in Show Award.

Special Thanks to Our Artist Sponsors

Through the generous support of our artist sponsors, select exhibitors are endorsed at Craft + Design and given additional signage for an added boost in visibility throughout the weekend.

Special Thanks to our In Kind Sponsors

Craft + Design would not be possible without the generous in-kind donations made by our local organizations. Thank you to all who donate goods and services to our event.

Corporate Partners

Agincourt Capital Management
Arts & Letters
Awaken Massage
Cary Street Partners
Cary Wellness
Hand / Thrown
J.A. Heisler Contracting Co., Inc.
Heritage Wealth Advisors
Honeycomb Organization + Design
Main St. Realty
Mark Franko
Meadows Urquhart Acree & Cook
Moore + Giles
Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Performance Food Group
Skyline Windows
Stony Point Wealth Management
Target Marketing
The Change Decision
Trinity Episcopal School
Virginia Linen Service
West Elm

Community Partners

Celia’s Bookclub
Goochland Cares
New Kent Four Seasons
Modern Richmond
Petersburg Garden Club
Reynolds Community College Educational Foundation Board
The Prestwould
Women on Wythe
Museum District Women’s Club
French Film Festival
The Valentine
Tuckahoe Women’s Club
Vistas on the James
The Commonwealth Society