Santa Monica Bead & Design Show

Everyone is welcome –bohemians, designers, and bead collectors. Explore the handmade arts, and visit 150 artisan shops under one roof. Relax at the bar —socialize with other artful-minded souls —or watch designers and craftspeople demonstrate their work.

Shop and buy direct from the source at prices that eliminate the middleman –one-of-a-kind accessories including art jewelry, gems, lampwork beads, vintage and upcycled clothing, eco-dyed fabrics, handwoven textiles, embellishments, resources, and mixed media.

Fast Facts
  • Held at Le Meridien Delfina Hotel
  • 530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • October 19-21, 2018, 10am to 6pm, Friday - Sunday
  • 15,000 ft2 of exhibit space with 150 exhibits
  • Workshops offered at all skill levels -see list
  • Admission $10 at door, advanced tickets $8.
  • Special room and parking rates.
Show Details

Exhibitors are carefully chosen –by invitation and juried application –to include both traditional and contemporary artisans, high-quality merchants, and wholesale suppliers. See exhibitor list.

Admission is $10, good for all three days. Buy advanced tickets online for $8, or at the door for $10. Open to the public, with both wholesale and retail pricing; to register as a wholesale buyer, please bring a business card and resale license. There is no admission charge for youths 17 and under.

Location and Parking

Special room rates are available --please email for special group rate!

Perched four blocks away from the Santa Monica shoreline, Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica is an elevated retreat in the center of it all. Benefit from our hotel's ideal position near downtown Santa Monica and moments from the ocean to experience all that this beachside enclave has to offer.

Valet parking will be available for a special discounted rate of $10 per day, with additonal self-parking available at the Convention Center just two blocks away, $14 per day weekdays or $5 per day on weekends.

Apply to Exhibit

Since 1992, Bead & Design shows have promoted a wide diversity of exhibitors –with 2500 artisans and tradespeople having traveled from 50 countries to come together and exhibit their work. Bead & Design attendees are numbered in the hundreds of thousands, and growing.

We are confident that each Bead & Design show offers a dynamic business opportunity, and If you have an interest in exhibiting, Apply Online or Contact Us. Early reservation is important –exhibit space is booked in advance.