Throughout American history, the Philadelphia region has been recognized as a national leader in the field of craft and the handmade. We invite you to explore the many institutions and individuals that contribute to Philadelphia’s thriving contemporary scene listed on these pages.

Museums, Galleries, Retail – Our directory of CraftNOW Philadelphia partner organizations is sorted according to neighborhood to help plan your visit. 

Artist and Maker Directory – We have created a growing catalog of local artists and makers to illustrate why Philadelphia is a renowned urban center for contemporary craft. 

CraftBUILD – This evolving program in partnership with the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia includes a curated directory of artisans and fabricators working specifically with furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) suited for built environments.

Studios –  These studios and art spaces are filled with craftspeople and often serve as creative destinations in their neighborhoods. 

Markets and Fairs – There are vendor opportunities that pop-up in Philadelphia and surrounding communities throughout the year. Each of these represent large numbers of makers. 


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