The Market


Handcrafted art, jewelry, home goods, and more.

FRI, Nov 2, TBD

SAT, Nov 3, 10a-6p

SUN, Nov 4, 11a-5p

Raleigh Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C,

500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27601


Tickets will be available beginning September 1, 2018
General admission: $7 online, $10 at the door
Weekend Pass $13

Senior Citizens (65+), Veterans, Active Duty Military,
College Students, and NCMA Members
$7 at the door.
Children under 15, Free

Save $3 per Day Ticket with Online Purchase!


General admission: $7 online, $10 at the door
Weekend Pass $13

Senior Citizens, Veterans, Active Duty Military and College Students, $7 at the door.
Children under 15, Free

Save $3 per Day Ticket with Online Purchase!

Preview Party - Friday, Nov 2

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 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 - Friday, Nov 2, Hours TBD

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

Paying at the Door and Complimentary Tickets

During the Market, general admission tickets may be purchased at the Lobby Box Office in front of Exhibit Hall C, Raleigh Convention Center, facing W. Cabarrus Street.

Complimentary tickets are distributed upon request. Please submit a request if the admission cost is prohibitive.

Be the first to know when new artists are added to the event!


Discover handmade gifts in downtown Raleigh November 6 - 8, 2015 at the 46th Annual Fine Designer Crafts Show.You’ll find unique works of art and fine craft from more than 100 contemporary fine craft artists who have 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.  Look for updates to the demo and music schedule in August 2018.

Mark your calendars for our 2018 Carolina Artisan Craft Market, November 2 – 4, in the Raleigh Convention Center Exhibit Hall C!


2018 marks the 49th year of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild’s annual November event.  All ticket sales benefit this local nonprofit and host!  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.

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 at the 2018 Carolina Artisan Craft Market

The images below represent the work of Exhibiting Artist Members and provisional exhibiting artist members who participated in the 2017 Carolina Artisan Craft Market in downtown Raleigh, NC.  Check back in August 2018 for an updated list of participating artists in the 2018 Carolina Artisan Craft Market. Click or tap on the image to learn more about your favorite artist.