CraftNOW Philadelphia

Curating Philadelphia as the Capital of Craft

Making a Difference

Crafting Positive Change and Social Cohesion in 2018

CraftNOW Create

A hands-on experience in the heart of Philadelphia

Our Annual Symposium

Bringing together scholars, makers and patrons of craft
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 of craft, its internationally-recognized contemporary craft scene, and its important role as an incubator for arts based in wood, clay, fiber, metal and glass.

In the Spotlight

PMA Craft Show

Nearly 200 of the best craft artists in the United States come together under one roof November 2 – 4

Craft Capital Book

Help write history with a donation matched by the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Education Fund

CraftNOW Create

Watch and play at the Kimmel Center on Saturday, November 3, with free, family-friendly activities



CraftNOW activates the city in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show throughout the month of November. In 2018, CraftNOW presents the theme Making a Difference to visitors as a means of discovering how craft promotes positive change, social cohesion and meaningful dialogue. More information regarding our itinerary of events is available throughout our site.

News & Events

Curator's Tour at PAFA

On March 23, 2019, CraftNOW opens its fifth anniversary season highlighting the nation’s most historic arts institution. Join Jodi Throckmorton for an exclusive tour of Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World.

Spring Fundraiser May 14, 2019

Victor Keen’s Bethany Mission Gallery, home to over two hundred works of “outsider” art, will open its doors to CraftNOW patrons for a special spring fundraising event. Save the Date! May 14, 2019

CraftNOW Philadelphia is made possible through a collaborative partnership
with The University of the Arts serving as our fiscal agent.

CraftNOW 2019 Sponsors

The Center for Art in Wood
The Center for Art in Wood
The Clay Studio
The Clay Studio