San Rafael Bead & Design Show

The show offers a vast assortment of artisan design, including displays of beads, jewelry, findings, gemstones, and collectibles. Held at the newly renovated Embassy Suites in San Rafael, across from the Marin County Civic Center. Shop artists, artisans, and merchants under one roof, showcasing traditional materials, contemporary designs, ethnographic art, and antiquities, or try your hand at one of the many workshops offered.

Fast Facts
  • Held at Embassy Suites
  • 101 Mcinnis Pkwy, San Rafael, CA 94903
  • Jun 9-11, 2023, 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm Sun
  • Past show, new dates coming soon!
  • 16,000 ft2 of exhibit space with 100 exhibits
  • Workshops offered daily at all skill levels.
  • $10 admission at door, $8 advanced tickets.
  • Special room rates of $249 at the nearby Best Western Corte Madera Inn until May 9th. -- Book a room online!
  • Free parking -- see details.
  • Preview Show Brochure!
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.

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.

Buy Tickets Online

Location and Parking

Held at the newly renovated Embassy Suites in San Rafael, across from the The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin County Civic Center. The Marin County Civic Center is a national- and state-designated historic landmark, with a 55-acre campus that includes a park and a 14-acre lagoon.

Special room rates of $249 at the nearby Best Western Corte Madera Inn until May 9th. -- Book a room online!

Free self parking offered onsite at the Embassy Suites.

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.

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