Banner image detail of Nathaniel Fry work
November is CraftMONTH
CraftNOW activates the city the days and weeks surrounding the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show with the City of Philadelphia’s Art in City Hall and Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy having issued a proclamation naming November CraftMONTH.
Exhibition spaces throughout Philadelphia present the most honored and innovative artists working today in wood, clay, fiber, metal, and glass.
Friday, November 3
From Old City to Fishtown to Fairmount, First Friday events in Philly’s different arts corridors draw curious crowds eager to explore participating galleries, studios, shops, bars and restaurants.
Saturday, November 11th
Craft steps out of the studio and into the heart of Philadelphia with demonstrations and hands-on exploration. Join us Saturday, November 11th when we take over Smith Memorial Playground with free activities.
PMA Craft Show Preview Event
Thursday, November 2nd
Subscribe to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show’s Preview and be among the first to see the artists and purchase their unique works.
Craft Works Symposium
Friday, November 3rd
In 2023, CraftNOW presents Craft Works which explores the work of making things, craft practice as labor, craft’s relationship to the needs of working people, and the power of craft to enact transformative work through communities. The theme pays tribute to the important contributions of gallerists Ruth and Rick Snyderman to Philadelphia’s craft community through their gallery, Snyderman Works.
PMA Craft Show
Friday, November 3 – Sunday, November 5
Attend the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show’s Preview party and be among the first to see the artists and purchase their unique works
December 2, 2023 – January 20,2024
CraftNOW traditionally closes CraftMONTH with Wayne Art Center’s Craft Forms: CraftForms 2023, the 28th annual juried exhibition of museum-caliber fine craft representing the newest and most outstanding works by established and emerging makers from across the country and abroad.