Marina Del Rey Bead & Design Show
New location! The Santa Monica Bead & Design Show is now located in Marina Del Rey. The show promotes renowned artists, whose handcraft skills have been passed down for generations, as well as emerging artisans. Explore traditional materials and designs, which integrate textures, shapes, and colors to make beads, jewelry, glass art, findings, gemstones, lapidary, collectibles, ethnographic art, hand tooled leather, jewelry supplies, art clothing, and accessories.
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.
Workshops, demos, and classes are offered daily, 8am - 9pm. Taught by leading designers and craftspeople in topics such as jewelry design, wirework, gems, bead making, art clay silver, mixed media, chainmaille, and enameling.
Admission is $10, good for all 3 days. Buy advanced tickets online for $8, or at the door for $10. Open to the public, with some exhibitors offering wholesale pricing to registered wholesale buyers. There is no admission charge for youths 17 and under.
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Location and Parking
Just minutes from Santa Monica and Culver City, overlooking Mother's Beach, this boutique hotel offers a location that is a perfect balance of relaxation and accessibility. Indulge in craft cocktails at the Sinder bar and outdoor patio, and experience a curated meal in the restaurant with views of the marina and Pacific Ocean.
$8 weekend daily parking at Mother's Beach, $6 on Friday.
Parking during show hours only, no discounted or free overnight parking. Rates and availability subject to change.
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.