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.

Fast Facts
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

$119/night At Concord Plaza Hotel, contact Paul at paul.policarpio@hoganhospitalitygroup.com or call (925) 521-3762

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.

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