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September 25, 2012

The “GO WEST! Craft Fest” Hits The Woodlands In West Philly This Saturday, September 29

West Philadelphia’s The Woodlands, a National Historic Landmark mansion, cemetery and grounds, will host the annual GO WEST! Craft Fest this Saturday, September 29. More than 60 local artisan vendors will bring their creations, including jewelry, accessories, ceramics, soaps, candles, toys, tea, home goods, clothing, prints, cards and much more. A variety of live music […]

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August 13, 2012

Our Guide To The 51st Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, Returning This Weekend With Five Stages Of Live Music, Camping, Crafts And An Exclusive Festival Brew From Yards, August 17-19

From one of the same organizations that brought you the blockbuster 2nd Street Festival, this weekend brings you the 51st Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, August 17-19, presented by the Philadelphia Folksong Society. This year, the fest will feature a star-studded lineup with bigger names and longer sets. Workshops for clog dancing and a crafts fair […]

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May 9, 2012

The Pennsylvania Guild Of Craftsmen Presents Its Premier Fine Craft Fair In Rittenhouse Square, May 11-13

The Friends of Rittenhouse Square are partnering with the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen to bring the first ever Fine Craft Fair featuring 140 artists to the park’s sidewalks, May 11-13. Known for its unparalleled artistry, the Pennsylvania Guild was founded in 1944 to support the skills of more than 1,400 members’ transformation of raw materials […]

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May 3, 2012

Greensgrow Farms To Host A Spring Craft Bazaar This Saturday, May 5

On Saturday, May 5 the Spring Craft Bazaar returns to Greensgrow Farms with an array of 30 local artists and vendors and hundreds of handmade gifts and craft items. Vendors at the farm, which is home to one of the city’s most beloved CSAs and local, fresh food markets, will be offering handmade soaps for […]

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May 3, 2012

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Craft Spoken Here, An Exhibition Devoted To Contemporary Craft, On View Starting May 5

Presenting the work of 39 craft artists from 11 countries, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s latest exhibition, Craft Spoken Here, explores the significance of craft as a form of visual expression. On view May 5 through August 12 at the Perelman Building, the works in Craft Spoken Here range from 1960 to the present in […]

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May 2, 2012

Ninth Annual Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar Returns May 12-13, With 150 Vendors, Live Music And A Sneak Preview Event On The Race Street Pier

One of Philly’s best outdoor craft bazaars is back, just in time for Mother’s Day. With more than 150 local and national artists selected to set up shop at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, May 12-13, the 9th Annual Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar won’t disappoint. Shoppers can expect high-quality handmade goods that stay […]

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April 11, 2012

Clover Market, An Upscale Vintage Outdoor Market In Ardmore, Opens For The Spring On April 15

If you’re in the market for antiques and collectibles, vintage jewelry and clothing, original art and crafts and more, you will not want to miss the Clover Market, an upscale vintage outdoor market in Ardmore that opens on Sunday, April 15. It’s a rain-or-shine shopping event that runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Clover Market is […]

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April 10, 2012

Shop Handmade And Local At The Rittenhouse Fair & Square Pop Up Shop, April 10-24 At The Philadelphia Art Alliance

What do you get when you take some of Philly’s most popular artisans, gather them all together and have them showcase their wares in a historic Center City mansion? This: Rittenhouse Fair & Square, a two-week-long pop-up shop beginning April 10, at Rittenhouse Square’s stately Art Alliance. Open daily from 11 a.m-5 p.m. through April […]

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February 29, 2012

Registration Is Open For The Spring 2012 Art Star Craft Bazaar At Penn’s Landing, May 12-13

Bring out the glue guns. If you’re friendly with a sewing machine, consider yourself a bedazzling goddess or just have some nifty craft ideas you want to show off (earrings made out of beer cans, anyone?) then you might want to apply for the Spring 2012 Art Star Craft Bazaar. The outdoor event, held at […]

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January 23, 2012

Valentine’s Day Retail Roundup: Romance Is In Stock At These Top Picks For Philadelphia Card and Gift Shops

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, which means that the shelves at Philly-area card and gift shops are taking on a recognizable color scheme of red, white and pink. Our advice: bypass that last-minute trip to the corner drugstore, and snag your cards and gifts now for the best selection. The following stores have everything you […]

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