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.

Banner image featuring Annette Cords of InLiquid 

Fundraising Event and Auction

Auction September 15 – 28 with Event September 28

To kick-off fall events, CraftNOW is organizing a special auction and fundraiser bringing together exceptional talent from Philadelphia’s craft community at Moderne Gallery. 

CraftNOW Create

Saturday, November 5

Craft steps out of the studio and into the heart of Philadelphia with demonstrations and hands-on exploration. Save Saturday, November 5, 2022 on your calendars! We will be taking over Smith Memorial Playground with free activities. 

Public | Private Symposium

Friday, November 11

In 2022, CraftNOW presents 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. Michael J. Lewis, architectural critic for Wall Street Journal, will be keynote. 

PMA Craft Show Preview Party

Thursday, November 10

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. 

PMA Craft Show

Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13

This premier show and sale of contemporary craft includes 160 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists selected from more than 1,000 applicants.

Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts

Thursday, November 17

The 10th Annual Borowsky Prize in Glass Arts will be awarded followed by a lecture. This event requires an RSVP to The University of the Arts.

Craft Forms

Friday, December 2

CraftNOW traditionally closes CraftMONTH with Wayne Art Center’s Craft Forms: An International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft. This exhibition returns in December 2022 and will be juried by Jeannine Falino.