The Annual Celebration of Craft is a series of events that promotes the appreciation of craft across a variety of disciplines. All proceeds from the Annual Celebration of Craft support the School’s mission to train students for careers in traditional trades that use hand skills in concert with evolving technology. Together, we can ensure that a craft education remains an affordable path to a meaningful career.

Exhibit, dinner, and reception details provided below. All events take place at North Bennet Street School's Windgate Gallery, located at 150 North Street in Boston .


Annual Student & Alumni Exhibit
Tuesday, May 16 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017*

The Student & Alumni Exhibit is the centerpiece of our Annual Celebration of Craft at NBSS, which showcases the masterful work of our community. This year's Student & Alumni Exhibit features over 100 pieces of work by our talented students and alumni and includes heirloom quality furniture, designer handmade jewelry, fine bookbinding, original illustrated works, and more. Visit the School's Windgate Gallery at 150 North Street to view the work in person, and to purchase select items from the show or our gallery store.

*Exhibit open on weekdays from 9:00 to 7:00 pm. Closed Thursday, May 18 and Monday, May 29.


Annual Celebration of Craft Preview Dinner
Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Sponsors of the Annual Celebration of Craft are invited to an evening of craft and community to celebrate our students, their work in the Student & Alumni Exhibit, and the skills and values we teach at North Bennet Street School.

Guests will enjoy student-led demonstrations throughout the building, followed by an intimate three-course dinner and presentations with President Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez CF ’99 and students.

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Presenting Sponsor $10,000
All benefits of Underwriter plus:
Private Exhibit Reception for 10 people

Underwriter $5,000
All benefits of Benefactor plus:
Company logo on Annual Celebration of Craft & Exhibit materials
Handcrafted gift made by an NBSS graduate
4 tickets for the Annual Celebration of Craft

Benefactor $2,500
All benefits of Patron plus:
Private Exhibit tour with Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez CF ‘99

Patron $1,000
2 tickets for the Preview Dinner

Sponsor $500
1 ticket for the Preview Dinner

Seating and tickets are limited. All sponsors are invited to attend the Annual Celebration of Craft Preview Dinner. Sponsors will have their name or company listed in the NBSS Annual Report and all Annual Celebration of Craft and Exhibit materials. For more details about becoming a Sponsor, please contact Somers Killian at or 617-227-0155 x172.


Annual Celebration of Craft Opening Reception
Thursday, May 18, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Guests are invited to a reception at North Bennet Street School to view and purchase works from the Student & Alumni Exhibit and to meet the makers. Wine and light fare will be served. Tickets $75.

Please click here to purchase tickets for the Opening Reception. For any questions please contact Somers Killian at or 617-227-0155 x172.



Marc Margulies
Louise Burgin
Brian C. Broderick
H. Nichols B. Clark
Ned Cooke
Bruce Dayton
Robert S. Devens
Janet English
Denise M. Fenoglio JM '06 
David Firestone
Devens H. Hamlen
Linda Kochman
Charlie Kline CF '05
Walter H. McDonald
Lynn C. Osborn
Adrienne N. Rabkin
Peter H. Talbot
Edmund C. Toomey



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(as of 3/15/17)

Presenting Sponsor ($10,000)
Bruce & Lynn Dayton

Underwriter ($5,000)
William T. & Louise Burgin
Bob & Bobo Devens
Jock Gifford JM '97, CF '01 & Brigid Sullivan

Benefactor ($2,500)
McKey BB '11 & Jim Berkman

Patron ($1,000)
Miguel Gómez-Ibá­ñez CF '99
Lewis PA '80 & Toni Surdam
Peter Talbot
Elizabeth Thomson
Mary & Tim Williams

Sponsor ($500)
Nancy Hoffman
Paul & Carla McDonough
Caroline Mortimer & Richard Grubman