October 11, 12 & 13, 2013 – Philadelphia, PA
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia
Our newest show emerges
- Preview the show on our Flickr profile (soon)
- Take SEPTA transit or get driving and parking directions
- Be inspired by our independent craftsmen
The autumn compliment to our spring fine craft fair at the prestigious Rittenhouse Square. Through a partnership with the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and in conjunction with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen brings 140 of its very finest craft artists, to downtown Philadelphia.
The Guild’s Fine Craft Fair is the fine craft equivalent of the much-loved Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show(held bi-annually at the same site). Both shows feature exclusively artisans who are the makers of the original work shown in each booth. Both events “circle” the square with canopies and both are part of a larger urban setting with cafes, and local eateries.
In recognition of each other’s specialties, the Fine Craft Fair will focus on hand-crafted jewelry, contemporary furniture, functional and decorative pottery, designer clothing, fine porcelain, and other interpretive works including blown glass, limited edition photography and sculpture. The Fine Art Show will continue its long tradition of exceptional two-dimensional fine art such as paintings, watercolors, oils, graphite and pastels.
The Pennsylvania Guild is known for its premier events; the Guild’s largest is in Wilmington at Chase Center on the Riverfront (July) and in Lancaster at downtown’s new Convention Center (mid-November). Both of these shows feature 140 to 200 artisans.
Fair hours are 11 am to 7 pm Friday & Saturday, and 11 am to 5 pm Sunday. Admission is free. Street and garage parking is plentiful.