Carolina Artisan Craft Market

Discover handmade gifts in downtown Raleigh November 6 - 8, 2015 at the 46th Annual Fine Designer Crafts Show.At our three-day Carolina Artisan Craft Market, November 11 – 13, 2016 at the Raleigh Convention Center Exhibit Hall, attendees will shop from more than 110 contemporary fine craft artists who’ve travelled from across North Carolina and the U.S. to the heart of downtown Raleigh.

Our handcrafted artisan shopping experience also includes dynamic artist demonstrations and live music.


  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Furniture
  • Jewelry
  • Leather
  • Metal
  • Mixed Media
  • Printmaking
  • Wearable & Decorative Fibers
  • Basketry
  • Wood


2016 marks the 47th year of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild’s annual November event.  The Carolina Artisan Craft Market is a trusted resource for art collectors and first-time buyers looking for the finest contemporary and traditional craft being made in America. All ticket sales benefit the local nonprofit and host organization Carolina Designer Craftsman Guild.

Fine craft artists present a striking variety of glass, ceramics, wood, both wearable and decorative fibers, metal, leather, basketry, printmaking and mixed media, as well as one-of-a-kind handmade furniture and both precious and semi-precious jewelry.

A rigorous two-step jury selection process attracts emerging and career craft artists who are presenting craft at the highest level – reflecting a mastery of technique and originality of design. In addition to new and emerging provisional member artists, we welcome back our juried Exhibiting Artist Members as well.

Exhibiting Artists you’ll meet at the 2016 Carolina Artisan Craft Market!

The images below represent a partial list of the work of Exhibiting Artists that will participate in the 2016 Carolina Artisan Craft Market in downtown Raleigh, NC.  Click or tap on the image to learn more about your favorite artist.  New artists juried into this year’s market are listed as provisional members.

November 11-13, 2016

Preview Party: FRI NOV 11, 4-6p

Friends of the Guild and sponsors enjoy a Preview Party and first look at the show.  Meet the artists, get an exclusive first look at one-of-a-kind items while shopping for distinctive handmade fine craft.  Live music, tasty bites and libations along with a special VIP raffle for this opening night party!

Join Friends of the Guild to contribute to this local nonprofit organization based in Raleigh and enjoy a special Preview Party along with other benefits throughout the weekend of the Carolina Artisan Craft Market!

Opening Night, Public: FRI NOV 11, 6-9p

Doors open to the public at 6pm for Opening Night. Enjoy live music, cash bar and raffle!  Meet the artists and get a head start on finding unique gifts for yourself and those on your list.

Weekend Hours

FRI NOV 11, 6p – 9p, SAT NOV 12, 10a – 6p & SUN NOV 13, 11a – 5p

Discounted General Admission Tickets On Sale!
Save $3 per Day Ticket with Online Purchase 

Friday, Nov 11, 6-9 pm
Saturday, Nov 12, 10am-6pm
Sunday, Nov 13, 11am-5pm

One Day Ticket $7 online or $10 at the door
Weekend Pass $13
Children under 15, Free

During the market, tickets ($10 day ticket; $13 weekend pass) may be purchased at the Lobby Box Office in front of Exhibit Hall C, Raleigh Convention Center, facing W. Cabarrus Street.