The 43rd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show application process is now open!
This premier show and sale of contemporary design and craft includes 195 of the most dynamic and finest craft artists in the United States, selected from more than 875 applicants. All work is for sale. The Guest Artist Program will feature 26 artists from Israel.
The 43rd annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is organized and coordinated by Show Chair Anja Levitties and Show Manager Nancy O'Meara
This trailblazing Show served as a great model for successful subsequent shows in several cities.The Show is presented each November by the Museum’s Women's Committee and the Craft Show Committee for the benefit of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A portion of each year’s proceeds are donated to the Museum’s permanent collection. Other portions of funds raised are used for publication projects and education within the Museum’s special exhibits. For example, proceeds have helped with the renovation of the Museum’s galleries and infrastructure, purchasing of state-of-the-art equipment for the Audio-Visual and Conservation departments and building external gallery sites such as the Mount Pleasant and Roding Museum.
2018 Preview Party, a lively and festive VIP party and cocktail buffet
When you purchase a ticket to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show or become a sponsor of the show, you are directly supporting the work of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Craft Show has contributed more than $12.8 million over a 42-year period.
Proceeds granted to the Museum support a wide variety of projects such as:
-Art Splash Family Programs, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
-Fellowship, COSTUME AND TEXTILES DEPARTMENT
-AMERICAN CRAFT ACQUISITIONS
-Raman Spectrometer, CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT
-Mechanical Lift, INSTALLATIONS DEPARTMENT
-Korean Screen Conservation, EAST ASIAN ART DEPARTMENT
-SUPPORT OF MAJOR MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS
NOVEMBER 8-10, 2019
Friday, Nov 8th, 2019 — 11AM-9PM
Saturday, Nov 9th, 2019 — 10AM-6PM
Sunday, Nov 10th, 2019 — 10AM-5PM
One Day — $20
Two Days — $25
Children under 12 — $5
(Note: Tickets can be purchased online or during the Show at the Convention Center.)
The Craft Show will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center:
1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(Conveniently located near restaurants, shops, parking and public transportation.)
For tickets and more information about the show click here.