Kicking off the 33rd annual American Craft Exposition (ACE) presented by The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) was the Benefit Preview Party, held the Thursday before the three-day event. Supporters raised $185,000, to support pharmacogenomics research at NorthShore. Enjoying the exclusive opportunity to peruse and purchase extraordinarily handcrafted pieces and luxury collections before the show opened to the public, guests were also treated to gourmet fare and cocktails as well as a raffle of one-of-a-kind pieces. The show featured 140 juried artists from across the country, including an emerging artist gallery showcasing the industry’s buzziest up-and-coming talent. americancraftexpo.org
Where: 309 Happ Road, Northfield
When: 6 to 8 p.m….