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Explore Philadelphia during Craft Capital 2019

Crafting Contexts, part of CraftNOW 2018 in the Art Gallery at City Hall in Philadelphia. Photo CraftNOW

If you’re a creative person, you owe it to yourself to check out this incredible opportunity in Philadelphia. Craft Capital 2019 by CraftNOW celebrates crafters, creators, makers, and innovators with tons of creative events from November 8-10. Read on for more details.

Crafting Contexts, part of CraftNOW 2018 in the Art Gallery at City Hall in Philadelphia. Photo CraftNOW

Crafting Contexts, part of CraftNOW 2018 in the Art Gallery at City Hall in Philadelphia. Photo CraftNOW

Explore Philadelphia during Craft Capital 2019

Craft Capital 2019 by CraftNOW is the biggest season-long event of the year for crafters, creators, makers, and innovators. This year’s Craft Capital extravaganza offers tons of events surrounding the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) Craft Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 8 to November 10.

CraftNOW Philadelphia is an esteemed and dynamic network that brings together creators using many mediums. Participants are recognized internationally for work in the genres of metal, glass, clay, fiber, wood, and more.

CraftNOW Philadelphia Events 2019

Share in the joy of creating at Craft Capital an annual event in Philadelphia.

Share in the joy of creating at Craft Capital an annual event in Philadelphia. Photo: Pixabay

Craft Capital 2019 offers a fluid, flexible way to participate in a season-long celebration by providing a scattered, staggered itinerary. Participants and attendees can choose to attend all or some of the events that will be taking place in Philadelphia this fall. Here’s a look at all of the events taking place throughout November and December:

  • Craft Capital studio tours on Oct. 10 and Oct. 11.
  • Craft Month First Friday on Nov. 1.
  • The PMA Craft Show Preview Party on Nov. 7.
  • The PMA Craft Show from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10.
  • The Craft Capital Symposium on Nov. 8.
  • CraftNOW Create on Nov. 9.
  • Leo Sewell studio tour on Nov. 10.
  • The Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts on Nov. 14.
  • Second Thursday on Nov. 14.
  • Wheaton Arts Tour on Nov. 16.
  • Craft Forms on Dec. 6.

CraftNOW 2019 Itinerary

Visit the Gallery and Exhibitions year-round at City Hall in Philadelphia.

Visit the Gallery and Exhibitions year-round at City Hall in Philadelphia. Photo: CraftNOW Philadelphia

This year’s itinerary includes a nice mix of displays, demonstrations, exhibitions, interactive events, and keynote speakers. CraftNOW is certainly the most creative and interactive event to come to Philadelphia all year long.

Attendees can choose specific events that they find appealing. Each one presents amazing opportunities for learning, engagement, and networking.

Of course, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show in November is the crown in this craft-focused jewel. You’ll be right in the heart of the action if you’re planning to attend any or all of the events that are part of Craft Capital 2019.

Planning Your Visit to CraftNOW’s Craft Capital 2019

The exhibits and attractions offered by Craft Capital 2019 are best enjoyed when staying at a popular and historic hotel in Philadelphia.

Where to Stay During Craft Capital

The Bellevue Hotel

Lobby of the historic and beautiful Bellevue Hotel Philadelphia.

Lobby of the historic and beautiful Bellevue Hotel Philadelphia. Photo credit: Visit Philly

Many attendees and exhibitors at CraftNOW choose a property like The Bellevue Hotel. Philadelphia’s famed Bellevue property offers a central location and a beautiful setting. In fact, the Bellevue is considered to be one of Philadelphia’s living landmarks. This luxury hotel offers guests endless comforts in a setting that features everything from elegant ballrooms to modern workout facilities.

Since the Bellevue Hotel is located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, this Philly hotel makes it an ideal choice for people visiting the city for this year’s Craft Capital events.

Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

During CraftNOW stay at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia

During CraftNOW stay at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia. Photo: Ritz Carlton Phildelphia

Another great hotel in this area is the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. Its setting within a 1908 neoclassical bank building makes it an iconoclastic place to stay. The Ritz-Carlton is known for offering over-the-top service, and this location is one of the best. There are tons of art attractions close to either hotel. The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts are both close by. In addition, landmarks like the Barnes Foundation, Federal Donuts, Reading Terminal Market, and Independence Hall are all just a stone’s throw away.

Are You Coming to Craft Capital 2019 in Philadelphia?

CraftNOW will be putting on quite a show for attendees of Craft Capital 2019. Booking a room in the right spot will put you in the position to bump into famous landmarks, works of art, and creators the second you step out of your room. Start making plans to make something great out of CraftNOW’s Craft Capital 2019 in Philadelphia this fall!

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