Cultures of Making November 2020 Events

Save the Date! CraftNOW Philadelphia activates the city the days and weeks surrounding the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show in November. A full itinerary of 2020 programs will be made available mid-summer.

First Friday Preview

Thursday, November 6

Fridays have long been reserved for gallery hopping in Philadelphia. Join CraftNOW along with artists and curators on Thursday night for an intimate virtual preview of what will be happening in all corners of the city.

PMA Craft Show

Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8

This premier show and sale of contemporary craft includes 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists selected from more than 1,000 applicants.

Cultures of Making Symposium

Friday, October 30 and Friday, November 6

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

CraftNOW Create

Saturday, November 7

Craft steps out of the studio and into the heart of Philadelphia with demonstrations and hands-on exploration. Activities will be presented by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fabric Workshop and Museum, The Clay Studio, and The Center for Art in Wood, to name a few.

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 and reception. This event requires an RSVP to The University of the Arts.

Second Thursday, Crane Arts

Thursday, November 12

 InLiquid and eight other galleries open their doors every Second Thursday at one of Philadelphia’s pioneering 21st century makerspaces.

Craft Forms

Friday, December 4

CraftNOW closes out November programming by highlighting the opening reception for Wayne Art Center’s Craft Forms 2020: An International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft.