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September 2019

RADical Day 2019

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Free
2019 RADical Days at Contemporary Craft

Celebrate our 33 years in the Produce Terminal at the "Farewell Party"! You are invited for a free and fun art experience at?Contemporary Craft's RADical Day on Saturday, September 28. Leave your mark on the gallery walls, vote for your favorite exhibitions, browse our final garage sale/giveaways, and make art with artists!

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October 2019

Artist Talk: Sarah Kate Beaumont

October 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Make+Matter, 3711 Butler St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States
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Sarah Kate Beaumont teaching mending to a student

What goes behind the creation of art? Artist Sarah Kate Beaumont will share her work, her process, and her vision for art making while thinking about sustainability and our impact to the world - in this personal and inspiring artist talk. Beaumont's artist talk will be held at Make+Matter in the Lawrenceville neighborhood (3711 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201) on Friday, October 4 at 6:30 PM.

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November 2019

Crafted: A Handmade Holiday at Contemporary Craft Holiday Pop-Up Store in 2019

CRAFTED: A Handmade Holiday

November 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Contemporary Craft Holiday Pop-Up Store, 5126 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States
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CRAFTED is a special store feature of functional artworks and ornaments to kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 11 AM to 7 PM at 5126 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. Come celebrate winter, lift your spirits with handcrafted gifts, Shop for the holiday, and enjoy a relaxing, artful time with your friends, family, and neighbors.

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December 2019

Contemporary Craft at Handmade Arcade

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Free
Handmade Arcade 2019 is on November 7, 2019 at the Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh

Handmade Arcade returns to the?David L. Lawrence Convention Center?s Hall B??in Downtown Pittsburgh on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, 2019.?This year, they are celebrating their 15th year in Pittsburgh! Contemporary Craft is excited to be a part of Handmade Arcade and will be in the Hands-On Handmade Activity area on Saturday, December 7 from 11 AM - 2:30 PM.

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January 2020

ReNew: Louise Silk artist demonstration

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Contemporary Craft BNY Mellon Sateliite Gallery, 500 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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As a part of ReNew, Contemporary Craft's BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery exhibition by Pittsburgh artist Louise Silk, the artist will be on-site doing an artist demonstration on sewing and quilting on Wednesday, January 29.

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April 2020

Grand Opening Gala (Cancelled)

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Contemporary Craft, 5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States
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2020 Contemporary Craft new Home

Grand Opening Gala, the first gala in Contemporary Craft's new, permanent home in Upper Lawrenceville, will be an out-of-this-world Out of Hand Gala and Pittsburgh's ultimate hands-on spring creative experience.

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Grand Opening Day 2020

Grand Opening Day (Cancelled)

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contemporary Craft, 5645 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 United States
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Get ready for Contemporary Craft! The official Grand Opening Day of our renovated Lawrenceville facility will be on Saturday, April 25, 2020. This event will be free and open to the public.

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ReNew: Louise Silk artist demonstration (cancelled)

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

Contemporary Craft BNY Mellon Sateliite Gallery, 500 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
Free
Louise Silk_quilted artwork_Rasiel_s Mantle

Pittsburgh artist Louise Silk's quilted artwork exhibiting in "ReNew" incorporates clothing and textiles from her parents with practices that address global warming: zero-waste and upcycling. Silk will be on-site at Contemporary Craft's Satellite Gallery in BNY Mellon Center doing an artist demonstration on sewing and quilting every Wednesday from 10 AM to 2 PM until April 29.

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May 2020

Virtual Workshop – Intro to Contemporary Papercutting

May 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
$20
Jessica Alpern Brown Paper cutting

Want to get started on the art of contemporary paper cutting? Join us for an online workshop to learn the basics of Contemporary Paper cutting with artist Jessica Alpern Brown on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

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Virtual Workshop – Making with Others In Mind

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$20
Katy Dement Paper Making

Enjoy the tactile aspects of the papermaking process to make great gifts or cards. Join us from the comfort of your own home for a Zoom workshop to learn the basics of Papermaking with artist Katy DeMent on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

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June 2020

Craft Show and Tell

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Every Tuesday at 1 PM
Free
Craft Show and Tell

Craft offers many of us a sense of community. Now that we are all stuck at home, feeling that sense of community can be a challenge. That's why we're hosting a FREE virtual Show & Tell, so we can share the craft projects we've been working on while quarantined.

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30 Minute Thursday with artist Donna Penoyer

June 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
Donna Penoyer PMC earrings

Though our studios are closed at this time, we still want to connect you with our talented instructors. Join us as we host Donna Penoyer, a precious metal clay artist, in a brief demonstration and a Q&A session to follow. Get a taste of the medium, ask questions, and prime yourself for future workshops!

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Betty's 100th Birthday

Betty’s Big Birthday

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When we opened in 1971, our founder Elizabeth Rockwell Raphael (aka Betty Raphael) discovered and supported artists who were exploring unexpected directions in craft materials in order to share these groundbreaking works with the public. That commitment continues at Contemporary Craft today. With Betty's 100th birthday coming up soon, celebrate her vision with us during Betty's Big Birthday virtual party hosted by her daughters Cathy and Alex Raphael, and Janet McCall, our Executive Director.

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Virtual Workshop – Paper Weaving with Katie Rearick

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20
Paper Weaving with Katie Rearick

Join us for an artist-led virtual workshop at the comfort of your home to learn the art of paper weaving with artist Katie Rearick on Wednesday, June 17, from 10 AM - 12 PM (EST). This workshop will give participants experience working with the basic concept of weaving and also introduce more complex patterns and designs.

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Virtual Workshop – Write to Art: Explore the Artist Swoon

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
Swoon's work Maram

Dialogue with Swoon’s exhibition artworks on your computer screen. Let her art excite you, open you, usher you into writing your most urgent poems and stories. Like Swoon’s art, discover how tender, how strong your words are, you are. This virtual writing adventure led by Sheila Kelly uses image-rich poems and questions for reflection as jumping-off points for creating new writing.

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July 2020

Virtual Workshop – Folded Book Structures

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40

Use folding and pop-up paper crafting techniques to create three small artist books. For this virtual workshop, you will join on Zoom and explore different alternative book structures and how to make them with instructors of artist Amelia Kieras Paper Arts!

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2020 Contemporary Craft Silent Auction

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - August 9 @ 9:00 pm
Guests checking out Contemporary Craft's Silent Action

With the generous support of artists, Contemporary Craft is excited to present an online silent auction from 12PM (EST) on July 17 to 9PM (EST) on August 9, 2020! This annual silent auction features over 100 handcrafted art objects by talented artists and the proceeds from this event will support Contemporary Craft’s mission, inspiring art programming, our free admissions policy, and help with sustaining the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic hardship. Check out the exceptional artworks we have in the silent auction at: https://CRAFT2020.givesmart.com

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August 2020

[Virtual Workshop] Needle Felted Toadstool Houses

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20 – $45
Needle Felted Toadstool Houses

Join us virtually to learn the craft of needle felt while making a truly tiny felted wool toadstool house on August 15, 2020! Artist and instructor Erin Carlson will lead a virtual beginner-friendly class that will focus on felting basics.

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September 2020

Virtual Crafts and Drafts: LED Patches

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35
LED Patches

Join us virtually for this crash course on Smart Textiles with artist Jhenny Adams! In this virtual Crafts & Drafts workshop, you will learn to sew an LED into a piece of fabric resulting in wearable, light-up magic.

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October 2020

Craft Show and Tell

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on September 1, 2020 at 12:00pm

One event on October 6, 2020 at 12:00pm

One event on November 3, 2020 at 12:00pm

One event on December 1, 2020 at 12:00pm

Free
Craft Show and Tell

Craft offers many of us a sense of community. In these uncertain times, feeling that sense of community can be a challenge. That's why we're hosting a FREE virtual Show and Tell, so we can get together, share the craft projects we've been working on over the last several months, be inspired by each other, and feel motivated to make art.

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