CraftNOW Philadelphia

Curating Philadelphia as the Craft Capital

Craft Capital

Exploring place, economics, and prominence in 2019

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

Experience craft and design by 195 of the best artists in the United States along with 23 guest artists from Israel, November 8-10

Craft Capital Book

Pre-order Craft Capital: Philadelphia’s Cultures of Making edited by Glenn Adamson and photography by Jessica Kourkounis

CraftNOW Create

Watch and play at the Kimmel Center on Saturday, November 9, 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 2019, CraftNOW presents the theme Craft Capital to visitors as a means of discovering the resources throughout Philadelphia. More information regarding our itinerary of events is available throughout our site.

News & Events

Keynote Michelle Millar Fisher

On Friday November 8, Michelle Millar Fisher will be keynote speaker at the 2019 symposium and deliver Crafting a Moral Compass.

RSVP for Tour to WheatonArts

On Saturday November 16, CraftNOW invites you to discover glassworks at the WheatonArts and Cultural Center through this exclusive sequence of programming.

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