CraftNOW Celebrates Philadelphia as Craft Capital with More Than 20 Exhibitions and Special Events
In this sponsored post, CraftNOW marks its fifth anniversary with Craft Capital exhibition series, symposium, hands-on activities, tours, and much more.

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Photo Courtesy of Stacey Lee Webber
Photo Courtesy of Stacey Lee Webber

CraftNOW throughout the month of November will activate Philadelphia in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show. Now in its fifth year, CraftNOW presents the theme Craft Capital to visitors as a means of discovering the resources throughout Philadelphia. The event includes more than 20 exhibitions, and the following special events:

CraftMONTH First Friday
Nov. 1
Tour Old City galleries from 5-8 p.m. before joining to celebrate with area curators and artists from 8-10 p.m. for the inaugural Craft Industry Night at Han Dynasty.

The 43rd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show
Nov. 8-10
This premier show and sale of contemporary craft held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center will include 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the United States, along with 26 guest artists from Israel.

Michelle Millar Fisher – Keynote speaker at the Craft Capital Symposium
Michelle Millar Fisher – Keynote speaker at the Craft Capital Symposium

CraftNOW Annual Symposium
Nov. 8
Noon-6 p.m.
The Symposium at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Rhoden Arts Center will provide a platform for critical discourse in contemporary craft. The keynote Crafting a Moral Compass will be delivered by Michelle Millar Fisher. The Symposium is free to attend. Registration is required for a networking lunch with the speakers and panelists prior to the start of the Symposium.

CraftNOW Create
Nov. 9
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Explore free, family-friendly and hands-on activities at the Kimmel Center, including works in clay, wood, textiles and more.

 Martha McDonald performs Phantom Frequencies for the final time at the WheatonArts Tour. Photo courtesy Ryan Collerd
Martha McDonald performs Phantom Frequencies for the final time at the WheatonArts Tour. Photo courtesy Ryan Collerd

WheatonArts Tour
Nov. 16
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Discover glassworks at the WheatonArts and Cultural Center in Millville, N.J. Julie Courtney will conduct a curator’s tour of Emanation in the Museum of American Glass, followed by a live glass-blowing demonstration, and the final performance by Martha McDonald of Phantom Frequencies, a mini opera using glass instruments. Book your ticket here.

Craft Forms
Dec. 6
6 -9 p.m.
CraftNOW closes out November programming by highlighting the opening reception for Wayne Art Center’s Craft Forms 2019: An International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft.

To view the full itinerary and for more information visit craftnowphila.org

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Contemporary Craft Show, craft, Craft Capital, Craft Capital Symposium, Craft Industry Night, Crafting a Moral Compass, CraftNOW, CraftNOW Annual Symposium, Han Dynasty, Michelle Millar Fisher, pafa, pennsylvania academy of the fine arts, philadelphia, philadelphia museum of art, Rhoden Arts Center

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