All the Information You Need To Know To Attend the Virtual Event
A lot happens behind the scenes for any Show of this size and scope. To make the shift to virtual has taken the efforts of many, including the Craft Show artists, the Craft Show Committee, our technical team and so many others. As a result, we are thrilled to bring you the ONLINE version of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show! The team effort has been built upon our over-arching mission of supporting the artists who like so many others have had to get extra creative in being able to continue their work throughout this year.
In order for you to have the best experience possible online, we have included Show information and an FAQ below. We hope you will enjoy perusing and scrolling through the incredible array of contemporary American craft brought to you by over 150 artists from 30 states in 13 categories, selected from more than 600 applicants. In these ever changing times, connecting with people in creative ways has become even more important and with a Show like the PMA Craft Show, it is paramount for having a way to get to know the artists and their work. In order to provide a more direct connection, each artist has created a two-minute introductory video that you can find on their individual pages within the Show website.
Friday, Nov 6, 2020 -- 10am – 6pm EST
Saturday, Nov 7, 2020 -- 10am – 6pm EST
Sunday, Nov 8, 2020 -- 10am – 6pm EST
Suggested Gift $10, click HERE to purchase.
On November 6th through the 8th, admission is free with a suggested gift of $10 to support The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Thursday, November 5th: 4pm – 8pm eastern time.
Enjoy early access to the Show by attending the virtual preview party and awards ceremony.
Purchase tickets and experience a First Look at the artists and their work.
Check out the full schedule and stay tuned to our home page for 15 different artist talks over the three-day Show. From livestreams to Q & A’s to pre-recorded demonstrations, see the inner workings of studio life that is so inherent in creating the finished products of the beautiful and unique contemporary craft pieces that you know and love.
How do I access the Show?
Access to the Show is via the website. Go to www.pmacraftshow.org during Show hours. Please be sure to SCROLL SCROLL SCROLL down each page to see the many facets of the Show, including the Preview Party, artist pages, artist talks, sponsors, and more.
Is there a fee to access the Show?
Entry to the virtual Show is complimentary, but there is a suggested donation of $10.00 to help support museum programs and exhibits.
How do I purchase tickets to the Preview Party?
Click HERE to purchase tickets to the Virtual Preview Party. Your ticket cost is 100% tax-deductible.
How do I contact the artists?
Each artist has their own page on our website, including their contact information. Artists will be online and available throughout the Show weekend to share their techniques, answer questions and assist with purchases.
How do I purchase crafts?
Go to the SHOP ARTISTS tab on the home page to browse work from over 150 artists. When you click an individual artist’s page, look for the SHOP button. This will take you to the individual artist’s online shop.
What are the Artist Talks?
We have 15 separate Artist Talks – five per day over the 3-day Show, bringing livestreamed and pre-recorded talks, demonstrations, and even Q & A’s to the Craft Show audience. Click HERE for the schedule (scroll down if needed).
What if I need technical help on the Show website?
We will have technical support on hand throughout the weekend. If you need assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-684-7930 during show hours. Quickest response will be during posted Show hours.
What time zone is the Show in, including Artist Talks?
All show hours and specific events are in EST (Eastern Standard Time).
Is the Show taking a percentage of artist sales?
After a reduced exhibitor fee, 100% of all artist sales go directly to the artist.
What is the social media for the Show?
Follow @pmacraftshow across Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Many artists are active on social media so keep an eye out, follow them, and you might even see some LIVEstreams and/or Show specials!
How can I arrange to Zoom with an artist?
We are leaving this up to individual artists. Please contact them directly via their artist page.
Can I donate to the Show?
YES! Your support of the Show is encouraged and appreciated so that we can continue to help support museum programs, exhibitions, and education. Click HERE to donate.
Produced by The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is the longest running show of its type in the United States and is the largest fundraiser for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Though access to the virtual Show is free, when you purchase a ticket and make an additional donation, you are directly supporting the work of the museum.