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We are excited to invite you and your family for an inspiring art experience at Contemporary Craft's RADical Day on Saturday, September 22, 10AM - 5PM. Discover the thinker and maker in you - explore Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials, an innovative art exhibition and get creative with local artist Katy DeMent on making you own beautiful paper (10 AM - 2PM)!Find out more »
Contemporary Craft?s salon-style speaker series ? The Space Between ? invites a exhibition artist and local thought-leaders representing different viewpoints and backgrounds to discuss the role of creativity within their respective fields. Each event is a fascinating and buzz-worthy local cultural evening of inspiring and revealing conversation. The speakers and audience will engage in an informal discussion inspired by the presenters? creative journeys and CC?s current innovative exhibition -?Transformation 10: Contemporary Works in Found Materials.
Plan to arrive early to experience the exhibition before the program begins!?This event is free and open to the public.
CRAFTED is an annual Contemporary Craft Store?showcase and a holiday sale featuring handcrafted functional artworks?that encourages people to reflect on the relationship between the objects we use and the enjoyment they bring to us. Get first pick on the beautiful, functional artworks featured in CRAFTED at its kick off celebration on Friday, November 16, 5 ? 8PM!Find out more »
Don't miss Jewelry Edition Vol. 4, a one-month only, special pop-up sale showcasing the work of national emerging and established jewelry artists. The Vol. 4 collection features 4 makers, Ashley Buchanan, Ra?ssa Bump, Hannah Oatman, and Tabitha Ott, who will exhibit with Kat Cole and Laura Wood. This year's Jewelry Edition will feature a smaller but more focused series of work by each jewelry artist. Jewelry Edition will open on Friday, November 16, 5 - 8 PM, with?CRAFTED?to kick off the holiday season at Contemporary Craft!Find out more »
Contemporary Craft is participating in Museum Store Sunday on November 25, 2018. We will also be starting the holiday Sunday hours (11 AM - 3 PM) on the same day and keeping the Sunday houses until Sunday, December 23.
Support local business and working artists, give back to the community through local non-profit arts organization, find special holiday gifts, and?enjoy an immersive art experience at Contemporary Craft, all at the same time.Find out more »
We excited to host PGH Hand-Made Heart on Saturday, February 2, 1 - 3 PM. Join us to make a handmade heart and tagging it with a positive message that can be placed in public to share compassion throughout Pittsburgh.
On October 27, 2018, worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, were attacked in a senseless act of hatred. In response, local artist Barb Grossman and her family started "PGH Hand-Made Hearts" to make and place handmade hearts in public places as vivid reminders of the power of kindness. The mission of this project is to foster compassion for those impacted by acts of violence and hatred, as well as to discourage future acts of this nature. Let?s #ShareAHeartPgh, with #PghHandMadeHearts.Find out more »
In honor of our last benefit and final celebration of craft in the current home ? Produce Terminal ? we are throwing it back to the year it all began and party like it is 1986!?Out of Hand?is Pittsburgh?s ultimate hands-on spring creative experience. Join us on Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7 - 10:30 PM for an all-in-one evening of hands-on art making / art auction/80's fashion / groovy tunes / delicious local cuisine, craft brews, and specialty cocktails! Don't miss the party???Out of Hand?? Contemporary Craft?s annual giving benefit that supports its free art exhibitions, education programs, and community events for all ages.?Find out more »
You are invited to join us on Saturday, April 20 between 2 to 4 PM for an afternoon of whiskey tasting and see how hand blown glass barware can make a difference in your drinking experience. "Whiskey Tasting: The Glass Makes A Difference" will feature glass barware handcrafted by talented Pittsburgh artists Jarrod Futscher?and the Salvador Alane Studio duo, Julian Salvador Maturino and Leah Alane Lynn. You will also get the chance to try out delicious whiskey and spiced rum from the newest Strip District distillery - Kingfly Spirits.Find out more »
We would like to invite you to join us on May 31, 2019, 5:30 - 8:30 PM to celebrate the…Find out more »
Are you looking for a summer art experience for your teens (13 - 16 years old)? Apply to our 2019 Summer Youth Arts Apprenticeship before April 15! Teens are invited to learn valuable hands-on techniques used in the art fields while having tons of fun. Students will?work with experienced artists and professionals from Contemporary Craft's partners - Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Ton Pottery, to create one-of-a-kind works of artworks.Find out more »
As part of the closing celebration for Contemporary Craft final exhibition in The Strip, Fiberart International 2019?(FI2019), we invite two exceptional?FI2019 exhibiting artists, Jozef Bajus and Erika Diamond, to discuss creativity and their artistic journey in an inspiring conversation on August 24, 2019, 2:30 - 4 PM through our salon-style speaker series ? The Space Between.
The featured speakers will talk briefly about their background and the way they approach the creative process. Topics may include the concepts and themes in their work, personal connections to craft, and creativity. The speakers and audience will then engage in an informal discussion inspired by the speakers' creative journeys and Fiberart International 2019.?Find out more »
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!Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »