The Center for Art in Wood
The Center for Art in Wood displays wood art on site and in their traveling exhibitions and publications.
Occasionette is a locally-owned haven full of locally-made gifts and products.
The Clay Studio
One of the world’s leading ceramic art institutions, The Clay Studio supports the ceramic arts through their artist residency program, gallery, in-store and online shop, school, and outreach program.
Millésimé & Ligne Roset Old City
Millesime is a design showroom providing expertise to architects, designers and individual clients.
Moderne Gallery has been internationally renowned for its high quality, vintage 20th Century furniture, lighting and accessories since 1984.
National Liberty Museum
An impressive collection of glass art is highlighted at the National Liberty Museum. Visitors are invited to interact with incredible stories of heroes and a collection of contemporary art.
Pentimenti Gallery features content-driven contemporary art that challenges traditional aesthetics and materials by a line of internationally established artists alongside up-and-coming talent
Located in Old City, Philadelphia Independents is a gift boutique that features only handmade items from local talent in the city.
Challenging the traditional labels that categorize art, Wexler Gallery exhibits work that coexists in the expressive realms of design, fine art and contemporary glass and ceramics.
Fabric Workshop and Museum
The Fabric Workshop and Museum invites renowned contemporary artists to experiment with fabric and other innovative uses of materials and media.
The Galleries at Moore
Located within the only art and design college for women in the country, The Galleries at Moore host solo and group exhibitions, in a variety of media, by established and emerging national and international artists.
Philadelphia Art Alliance at The University of the Arts
The Art Alliance is a center that advances the work of makers, performers, and practitioners across disciplines. Programming provides exposure to the unusual, the unexpected, and the provocative.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show
Held annually in November, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show includes the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the United States, selected from more than 1,000 applicants.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Discover works of art at one of the largest and most renowned museums in the country at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Significant historic and contemporary crafts can be found in the Museum’s holdings and permanent exhibition spaces.
University of the Arts
University of the Arts is one of the few top art schools or universities to offer a focus in all five types of craft media: ceramics, fibers and textiles, glass, jewelry and metals, and wood plus furniture design.
Art Star is a curated gallery and boutique selling handmade clothing, accessible fine art, jewelry and home accessories. Look for their pop-up markets throughout the year.
Bahdeebahdu specializes in mixing contemporary art and design with a philosophy rooted in beauty, pleasure and humor.
East Falls Glassworks
East Falls Glassworks is a glassblowing studio offering workshops for groups and individuals who want to experience working with glass at 2000 degrees.
Globe Dye Works
A former yarn-dying factory, Globe Dye Works has been transformed into a community of artists, designers, and fabricators.
Gravers Lane Gallery
Inspired by the concept of modern heirlooms, Gravers Lane Gallery strives to provide unparalleled craft and concept from some of today’s most innovative artists.
Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design
Since its establishment in 1980, Marguerite Rodgers has been relied upon to transform ordinary spaces into compelling interiors.
Short for “Made in Kensington” and comprised of nearly 300,000 square feet, MaKen Studios are two repurposed, industrial buildings in North Philadelphia that foster the development and sustainability of successful professional craftspeople, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and manufacturers.
Tyler School of Art and Temple Contemporary
Offering BFA and MFA programs in Ceramics, Fibers and Material Studies, Glass, and Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM, Tyler School of Art is recognized as one of the Nation’s leading art programs.
1241 Carpenter Studios + Art Space 1241
Over fifty artists and craftspeople work in 1241 Carpenter Studios, a 19th century factory building dedicated solely to creatives and creative businesses. Artspace 1241 features rotating exhibitions throughout the year.
The Bok Building, a once historic vocational school, is an evolving center for creatives, small-businesses, non-profits, small-batch manufacturers and beyond.
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a nonprofit art museum and gallery space located in Isaiah Zagar’s art environment spanning half a city block.
NextFab is a network of membership-based makerspaces that provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers of any skill level.
Abington Art Center
Located on a historic 27 acre campus in Jenkintown, just 10 miles from Center City Philadelphia, Abington Art Center presents exhibitions, programs and events designed to make the visual arts accessible to all.
Main Line Art Center
Main Line Art Center presents contemporary art exhibitions and a variety of courses in craft-based media including ceramics, textiles, wood and small metals.
Wayne Art Center
Wharton Esherick Museum
Wharton Esherick has been called the link between the Arts and Crafts Movement and the resurgent interest in furniture making following World War II. The Studio and Museum invite visitors to explore his ongoing legacy.
Nakashima Studio and Foundation for Peace
Drawing on Japanese designs and shop practices, as well as on American and International Modern styles, Nakashima created a body of work that would make his name synonymous with the best of 20th century American Art furniture.
Paradigm Gallery + Studio
Paradigm Gallery + Studio provides an artistic space for both the visual and performing arts, with a focus on emerging to established Philadelphia-based visual artists and makers.
Center for Emerging Visual Artists
CFEVA’s services are designed to raise the profile of Philadelphia’s professional artists, foster artistic experimentation and innovation, and showcase how vibrant artistic communities boost cultural tourism and foster economic development.
InLiquid mobilizes the visual arts culture of the greater Philadelphia region in order to unite communities, establish wider audiences for artists and craftspeople, and facilitate relationships between makers and collectors.
Crane Arts has four floors of galleries and artist studios with The Old School across the street, which is home to Pig Iron Theatre and a bouquet of artist studios converted from former classrooms. Icebox Project Space and other galleries are throughout the first floor.
Situated inside a construction and demolition waste recycling company in northeast Philadelphia, RAIR offers artists studio space and access to more than 450 tons of materials per day.
Art in City Hall and Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy
The Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy and Art in City Hall, features exhibitions both in the art gallery and public corridors emphasizing diverse cultural vibrancy of Philadelphia.
American Swedish Historical Museum
The American Swedish Historical Museum is a community dedicated to preserving and interpreting material culture, and is alive with celebrations, exhibitions, and learning experiences.
Cherry Street Pier
Built into the shell of a century-old municipal pier, Cherry Street Pier it is a reflection of Philadelphia today—creative, diverse, historic, adaptable, and inspired. Its public space includes exhibitions and open artist studios in a variety of media.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
As the first art museum and school in the United States, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts celebrates the transformative power of art and art-making.
PHL Art at the Airport
PHL Art in the Airport’s Exhibition Program is a nationally-recognized, award-winning visual arts initiative providing visibility for Philadelphia’s unique cultural life.
WheatonArts and Cultural Center
At the center of the nation’s first glass industry, WheatonArts is internationally recognized for its unique collections, programs, and glass studio.
Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is regarded as one of America’s most beautiful historic properties and visitors marvel at du Pont’s elegantly-furnished 175-room former home, 60-acre garden, and the research library serving scholars from around the world.
The Mercer Museum permanent collection offers visitors a unique window into pre-Industrial America through sixty different crafts and trades, and is one of the world’s most comprehensive portraits of pre-Industrial American material culture.
Philadelphia Furniture Show
Now in its 24th year, The Philadelphia Furniture Show showcases exceptional artisan quality furniture and is the longest running exhibition of its kind.
Village of Arts and Humanities
The Village of Arts and Humanities amplifies the voices and aspirations of this North Philadelphia community by providing arts-based opportunities for self-expression and personal success.
The Colored Girls Museum
The Colored Girls Museum initiates the object – submitted by the colored girl herself – as representative of an aspect of her story and personal history.
YOWIE is a home and life shop focused on curating small collections from friends, independent artists, and designers
Claudia Mills Rugs
Claudia Mills designs rag rugs in a fresh palette of colors and new fabrics, updating the age-old technique to create contemporary rugs for today’s living and working spaces.
PA Guild of Crafsmen
Explore Philadelphia’s Craft Capital
Throughout American history, the Philadelphia region has been recognized as a national leader in the field of craft and the handmade. Today, Philadelphia’s talented population of craft artists and makers is complemented and fueled by a wealth of art and design schools, discipline-specific craft centers, independent galleries, dedicated private collectors, and significant museum holdings and exhibitions. Below is a full directory of CraftNOW Philadelphia partner organizations sorted according to neighborhood.
North of Center City
Built into the shell of a century-old municipal pier, Cherry Street Pier is a reflection of Philadelphia today—creative, diverse, historic, adaptable, and inspired. Its public space includes exhibitions and open artist studios in a variety of media. 121 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard
CFEVA’s services are designed to raise the profile of Philadelphia’s professional artists, foster artistic experimentation and innovation, and showcase how vibrant artistic communities boost cultural tourism and foster economic development. 237 South 18th Street, Suite 3A
The Art Alliance is a center that advances the work of makers, performers, and practitioners across disciplines. Programming provides exposure to the unusual, the unexpected, and the provocative. 251 South 18th Street
Held annually in November, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show includes the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the United States, selected from more than 1,000 applicants. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street
North of Center City
Short for “Made in Kensington” and comprised of nearly 300,000 square feet, MaKen Studios are two repurposed, industrial buildings in North Philadelphia that foster the development and sustainability of successful professional craftspeople, entrepreneurs, and small batch manufacturers. 3525 I Street
With a mission to amplify the voices and aspirations of this North Philadelphia community by providing arts-based opportunities for self-expression and personal success that engage youth and their families, revitalize physical space, and preserve black heritage. 2544 Germantown Avenue
The PGC’s mission is to create opportunities for traditional and contemporary artisans, craft enthusiasts, and collectors through education, advocacy and community. Founded in 1944, the PGC was one of the first organizations to find ways to transfer wartime skills to peacetime work. 335 N. Queen Street, Lancaster
Established in 1930 as the first art center in the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, Wayne Art Center offers instruction for all ages in a variety of creative arts. Presented annually, Craft Forms is internationally recognized as a premiere contemporary craft exhibition. 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is regarded as one of America’s most beautiful historic properties and visitors marvel at du Pont’s elegantly-furnished 175-room former home, 60-acre garden, and the research library serving scholars from around the world. 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware