The First Friday Preview 

For nearly 30 years, art lovers in Philadelphia have reserved the First Friday of every month for gallery hopping. To bring this tradition to you virtually, CraftNOW invites curators and artists for intimate previews on Thursday nights

In May, meet celebrated craft expert Glenn Adamson at a virtual author talk co-hosted by The Carpenters’ Company. This program will highlight Adamson’s recent publication Craft: An American History, described by Bloomsbury press as, “A groundbreaking and endlessly surprising history of how artisans created America, from the nation’s origins to the present day.”

Thursday,  May 6, 2021 at 5:30pm (EST) 

Watch and enjoy a cocktail with Manatawny Still Works!

“Hot in the City”

2 oz Manatawny Honey whiskey
1 oz simple syrup
1oz fresh lemon juice
2 oz green or peppermint tea (cold)
Fresh mint


On the Agenda –

The Carpenters’ Company, the nation’s oldest craft guild has partnered with CraftNOW to bring you this virtual author talk with celebrated craft expert Glenn Adamson. Adamson will present an overview of his most recent book, Craft: An American History, while focusing on Philadelphia and the impact of craft guilds. Questions will be taken from attendees and the book can be purchased with your registration. 

Glenn Adamson is the editor-at-large for Antiques magazine and the editor of the journal Modern Craft. He also edited CraftNOW’s 2019 publication Craft Capital: Philadelphia’s Cultures of Making.

This event is generously sponsored by the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation and David W. Seltzer.