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
CraftNOW Create at Smith Playground!
Smith Memorial Playground has invited us to host CraftNOW Create outside on their beautiful campus Saturday, November 6 from 11am-2pm. Ten of our partners will be conducting demonstrations with take-home kits outside on their wrap-around porch and in front of the Playhouse.
CraftNOW activates the city in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show throughout the month of November. In 2021, CraftNOW presents the theme Environmental Effects to examine how communities and interiors shape our experiences, when sustainability issues are expressed through craft, and the greater impact of our contemporary material culture.
In the Spotlight
CraftNOW Philadelphia is made possible through a collaborative partnership
with The University of the Arts serving as our fiscal agent.