CraftNOW Events

CraftNOW Philadelphia activates the city the days and weeks surrounding the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show in November. Other virtual and in-person events are scheduled throughout the year to further unite and amplify the work of our programming partners.

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First Friday Preview – A sneak peek of upcoming exhibitions with curators and artists from across the city of Philadelphia. 

CraftMONTH – During the month of November, CraftNOW celebrates the maker and artisanal world with a series of events surrounding the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show.

Exhibitions – A full directory of exhibitions, highlighting the artists working today in wood, clay, fiber, metal, and glass.

Symposium – Annual conference to discuss critical topics happening in the craft world today. 

CraftNOW Create – A hands-on exploration of craft, partnered with the Kimmel Center. 

2020 Auction and Fundraiser – CraftNOW Philadelphia spotlights the artists and institutions that make up Philadelphia’s thriving craft community through this online auction.

Global Health Matters Forum – A virtual assembly of Philadelphia’s craft community and medical professionals/educators to discuss health and well-being during the pandemic.