CraftNOW Create – Summer Gap Weeks!

Philadelphia’s biggest free art class!

CraftNOW Create – Summer Camp Edition!

Philadelphia’s biggest free art class!

CraftNOW Philadelphia

Curating Philadelphia as the Craft Capital

Craft Capital

Exploring place, economics, and resources

Who we are

CraftNOW Philadelphia

CraftNOW Philadelphia unites the leading institutions, artists and patrons of Philadelphia’s craft community to celebrate the city’s rich legacy, its internationally-recognized contemporary scene, and its important role as an incubator for arts based in wood, clay, fiber, metal and glass.

News & Events

Call for Papers - Craft Works Symposium

CraftNOW Philadelphia seeks at least three emerging craft scholars and practitioners to present during its annual symposium November 8, 2024. Please email up to 200 words and a brief CV for consideration no later than September 20, 2024 to


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CraftNOW activates the city in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show throughout the month of November. In 2024, CraftNOW presents the theme Connectivity which explores family, community, and how craft connects us in an increasingly divided world. We will ask how individual makers, artists, and scholars first connected to craft and how it has shaped their lives.  We will also look into how the world of craft connects to other practices and communities: design, media, science, and public health.   *Full schedule will be announced in September 2024*

In the Spotlight

Explore Philadelphia’s Markets & Fairs

There are vendor opportunities that pop-up in Philadelphia and surrounding communities throughout the year. The range of work includes museum quality studio craft to emerging artisans launching their own business.  Apply as a vendor or attend as a patron!


CraftBUILD is an evolving program in partnership with the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia uniting the developer community with local makers. This page includes a curated directory of artisans and fabricators working specifically with furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) suited for built environments. Members of CraftNOW and BIA hope to make this your go-to place for real estate projects.

Explore Craft

We invite you to explore the many institutions and individuals that contribute to Philadelphia’s thriving contemporary scene 

CraftNOW 2023 Sponsors

The Center for Art in Wood
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show