42nd Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show

Nov. 2 – 4, 2018

The 42nd Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, a juried exhibition and retail sale, will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 2-4, 2018, with a Preview Party on Thursday, November 1. The jury will accept 195 craft artists.

This show of Art by Hand serves as the Museum’s largest yearly fundraising event and is devoted to bringing wide public attention to the field of craft art. Cumulative 41-year contribution: $12+ million. Funds raised are used to purchase works of art and craft for the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to support exhibitions and education programs and to contribute to conservation and publication projects.

Approximately 15,000 visitors attend. Out of the 195 artists exhibiting at the 2017 Show, 35 were new to the show, with a number of these juried under the Emerging Artist category.

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Fri. 11am – 9pm
Sat. 10am – 6pm
Sun. 10am – 5pm

Preview Party, Thursday, November 1, 2018. 4pm – 9pm
Attend the Preview Party, a gala cocktail buffet, and get a first look at the works of contemporary craft by 195 of the best crafts artists in the United States. Media represented: fiber, glass, wood, metal, clay. All work is one-of-a-kind and handmade by artists and available for sale. Preview party ticket holders may attend the show every day it is open.


Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107