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 newely renovated Embassy Suites in San Rafael, across from the Marin County Civic Center. 

Shop from over 125 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. 

Open to the public, everyone is welcome! Admission is $8 online or $10 at the door, good for all three days.

Fast Facts
  • Held at Embassy Suites Ballrooms
  • 101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael, CA 94903
  • Dates & Times: August 19-21, 2022, 10am - 6pm Fri-Sat & 10am - 5pm Sun.
  • 20,000 ft2 of exhibit space with 125  exhibits
  • Workshops offered at all skill levels -see list
  • Admission $10 at door, advanced tickets $8.
  • Free onsite parking at the Embassy Suites.    
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.

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Special room rates are available at the Embassy Suites --book a room online for special group rate of $169/night.

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Free self parking is offered onsite at the Embassy Suites, subject to availability.

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.