Getting Crafty

Tired of the same old jewelry? Bored with the same old shows? Starved for something with unusual style? The Philadelphia Museum of Art is prepared to satisfy that hunger and alleviate the same-old, same-old blues.

From Thursday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Nov. 16, the museum will present its 27th annual craft show, featuring only craft artists specializing in jewelry, furniture, clay, wood, paper, leather, glass, baskets, and fiber-decorative works. Though 1,500 artists applied, the juried show is limited to 195 exhibitors. This year, as a special feature, a group of 24 artists from Great Britain will participate.

The craft show, held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, raises funds 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. Last year, nearly 25,000 people visited the show.

For more information, call (215) 684-7930 or visit