Virtual First Friday 

CraftNOW is the emcee for Philadelphia’s Virtual First Friday through the summer! 

For nearly 30 years, art lovers in Philadelphia have reserved the First Friday of every month for gallery hopping. To continue this tradition, CraftNOW will help to organize a group of curators and artists each First Friday until we can safely return to our favorite galleries. 


June 5, 2020 from 6:30 – 7:30p.m.

Join us via Zoom by using this link –

and enjoy a cocktail with Manatawny Still Works!

Classic Whiskey Sour
2oz Manatawny 4 Grain Whiskey
1 oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 egg (egg white only)
Orange Twist

On the Agenda –


Pentimenti Gallery – Owner and Director Christine Pfister will provide a quick introduction to the story of Pentimenti Gallery as well as Pentimenti Warehouse, a new online platform offering direct access to rare-to-market and historically significant work by the gallery artists. Kevin Finklea will join the conversation to present his acrylic works on handmade paper.


Paradigm Gallery – Paradigm Gallery is pleased to present Adapting to Change, a solo exhibition of new sculptural works by Jedediah Morfit. For the first time ever, Paradigm Gallery will be presenting Adapting to Change digitally in 3D, creating an immersive digital twin of the exhibition space.


InLiquid’s Virtual Art for the Cash Poor 2020 – InLiquid’s Content Manager Liz Roan will present plans to transition this annual summer event into an online experience. Art For the Cash Poor (AFTCP) veteran/vendor Gillian Pokalo will also share her experience with AFTCP throughout the years and present a few of her artworks she will be selling.


Fabric Workshop and Museum –  Digging into the Archives with Karen Patterson, FWM Curator, will share never-before-seen hidden gems from the FWM Archive, including images of projects by Betty Woodman, Toshiko Takaezu, Viola Frey and many more!


In closing, The Clay Studio announces the opening of Adam Chau: SENT, an exhibition examining queer culture in the digital age through ceramics and technology, and The Center for Art in Wood shares other First Friday programming offered virtually at The Wood Shed with a talk earlier in the day interviewing artist Erez Nevi Pana.


If you are interested in presenting at a future First Friday, email