Join us and six other Philadelphia arts organizations for a fun day of crafting with CraftNow Create at Smith Memorial Playground. This year, the Museum for Art in Wood will offer Wood Block Printing. Color, pattern, and design–Block Printing covers a lot of crafty ground. We’ll use wooden blocks to create colorful cards for your loved ones. Don’t miss all the creative hands-on activities during CraftNow Create!
CraftNOW Philadelphia unites the leading institutions and artists of Philadelphia’s community in a celebration of the city’s rich legacy in the field, its internationally-recognized contemporary scene, and its important role as an incubator for arts based in wood, clay, fiber, metal and glass. Through both creating and spotlighting events during the week of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, CraftNOW invites locals and visitors alike to explore Philadelphia’s innovations in the world of the handmade.
We believe craft is an important form of expression, which brings wholeness in people’s lives and enriches communities. Craft can be a convener in a divisive age. People from all walks of life, all ethnicities, all age groups, all neighborhoods and all political viewpoints can and do participate in making things.
It is our goal to be innovators and thought leaders when encouraging our peers to unite their “craft capital” in ways that generate a supportive network to the betterment of their local communities and the field at large.