Santa Monica Bead & Design Show
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.
- Held at Fairmont Miramar
- 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
- Apr 14-16, 2023, 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
- Past show, new dates coming soon!
- 15,000 ft2 of exhibit space with 125 exhibits
- Workshops offered daily at all skill levels.
- $10 admission at door, $8 advanced tickets.
- $20 parking -- see details.
- Preview Show Brochure!
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
Valet Parking at the Fairmont for $20 / day, as well as nearby parking garage directly across the street at 120 Wilshire Blvd, with rates starting at $8 for weekend parking. Multiple parking garages and lots are within 5-10 minutes walking distance, with prices from free to $15.
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.