Who we are
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
Tools of the Trades
Our second annual Tools of the Trades hybrid conference focuses on connecting artisans and makers to business resources. Join us virtually March 22 – 24 with an in-person Happy Hour on Saturday, March 25th.
CraftNOW Create: Summer Camp
Join us for Philadelphia’s largest free art class! Together with Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation, CraftNOW Create brings the wonder and imagination of the craft studio into every Philadelphia neighborhood June 26 – August 18.
CraftNOW activates the city in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show throughout the month of November. In 2022, CraftNOW presents the theme Public | Private to examine how handmade elements and crafted objects communicate whether architectural space is shared or private, and to explore which processes and aspects of their creative identities artists choose to share with their audiences.
In the Spotlight
PMA Craft Show
Experience craft and design by 195 of the best artists in the United States at the PA Convention Center on November 3 – 5, 2023
Craft Capital Book
Order a copy of Craft Capital: Philadelphia’s Cultures of Making edited by Glenn Adamson and photography by Jessica Kourkounis
We invite you to explore the many institutions and individuals that contribute to Philadelphia’s thriving contemporary scene