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.

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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