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.

A calendar of 2021 events will be available mid-summer. 

Banner image featuring Fabric Workshop and Museum 

Online Auction and Event

Bidding will be live October 29 – November 14

CraftNOW has organized a special auction and program bringing together exceptional talent from Philadelphia’s craft community. The auction will close following a live program on November 14th, which begins at 7 p.m. EST. 

Cultures of Making Symposium

Friday, October 30 and Friday, November 6

Flanking the 2020 election, this year’s virtual symposium will examine the ways community, activism, research, and connection develop out of craft practices with keynote speakers Vashti DuBois and Hinda Mandell

PMA Craft Show Preview Party

Thursday, November 5

Subscribe to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show’s first-ever Online Preview and be among the first to see the artists and purchase their unique works. 

PMA Craft Show

Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8

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.

CraftNOW Create

Saturday, November 7

Craft steps out of the studio and into the heart of Philadelphia with demonstrations and hands-on exploration. This year organizers are creating 500 take-home kits filled with craft activities! These will be available for pick-up at the locations listed on the map below starting in late October.

Old City Walking Tour

Saturday, November 7

Join Pentimenti Gallery, The Center for Art in Wood, and The Clay Studio for an afternoon as they highlight new exhibitions during CraftMONTH. Tours will be limited to four people and a mask must be work at all times.

Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts

Thursday, November 12

The 8th 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 4

CraftNOW traditionally closes CraftMONTH with Wayne Art Center’s Craft Forms 2020: An International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft. This exhibition has been postponed until December 2021 due to complications from the pandemic.