Weekend Schedule

Craft + Design takes place over the course of three days and is always held the weekend before Thanksgiving. It takes place at the Science Museum of Virginia. Tickets for each event can be purchased individually, and are included with the purchase of a weekend pass.

You won’t want to miss any of the following weekend events:

Friday, November 18

Patrons’ Preview Party 6 to 9 p.m.
Patrons’ Preview is a ticketed event that garners between 
500 and 600 attendees annually. Guests enjoy wine and beer, heavy hors d’oeuvres, early shopping and one of the most talked about parties of the year. Tickets are $80 for members of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and $100 for the general public; all VisArts patrons receive two complimentary tickets. To qualify for membership in one of VisArts’ patron societies, you must give $500 or more to VisArts’ annual fund each year.

Saturday, November 19

Rise + Shine 9:30 to 11 a.m.
If you’re an early riser, you won’t want to miss Rise + Shine. Tickets are $25 for VisArts members and $30 for the general public and include breakfast—complete with mimosas—and the chance to shop Craft + Design early.

General Admission Shopping 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Craft + Design is a ticketed contemporary craft show. General admission tickets cost $10; VisArts members receive one or two free tickets, depending on their membership level. Weekend pass holders receive unlimited entry during general admission shopping hours.

Sunday, November 20

General Admission Shopping 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shopping continues throughout the day on Sunday.

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