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.
CraftBLAST! – CraftNOW Philadelphia spotlights the artists and institutions that make up Philadelphia’s thriving craft community through an online auction and fundraising event.
CraftMONTH – With a mayoral proclamation, CraftNOW celebrates throughout November with a series of events surrounding the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show.
Exhibitions – Each fall we compile a list of exhibitions highlighting the artists working today in wood, clay, fiber, metal, and glass.
Symposium – This annual conference in November brings together leading scholars and educators to discuss critical topics in contemporary craft.
CraftNOW Create – This hands-on exploration of craft takes place at unique locations across the city during CraftMONTH and through Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation’s Summer Camps.
First Friday Preview – This monthly sneak peek of upcoming exhibitions included curators and artists from across the city of Philadelphia virtually during the pandemic.
Tools of the Trades – Presented in partnership with NextFab, Tools of the Trades is a digital conference focused on connecting artisans to business resources in Philadelphia and beyond.
Global Health Matters Forum – A virtual assembly of Philadelphia’s craft community and medical professionals from around the world focused on health and well-being at the onset of the pandemic.
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