Walnut Creek Bead & Design Show
Everyone is welcome –bohemians, designers, and bead collectors. Explore the handmade arts, and visit 150 artisan shops, exhibits, galleries, and workshops 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.
- Held at Concord Plaza Hotel
- 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord, CA 94520
- Oct 13-15, 2023, 10am-6pm Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun
- 25,000 ft2 of exhibit space with 150 exhibits
- Workshops offered daily at all skill levels.
- $10 admission at door, $8 advanced tickets.
- Free parking -- see 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
Free onsite self-parking at the Concord Plaza Hotel.
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.