Contemporary Craft offers programs throughout the year to engage the community in craft. These programs are designed for children, adults, and community organizations and offer something for everyone.
Partners in Craft
Contemporary Craft is pleased to offer six nonprofit organizations per year, the opportunity to partner with us to present creative programming in our Studios. Each program will be designed by the partner organization, with input and guidance from Contemporary Craft staff, to meet the needs of your organization and those you serve. This opportunity allows organizations to have access to the Studio spaces, tools, and equipment at Contemporary Craft to design and implement a craft based program with resources they might not have otherwise.
Three Saturdays each year we are thrilled to welcome all ages into our Lawrenceville home for a day of free activities. Kids and adults enjoy scavenger hunts in the Gallery, hands-on activities in each of our three Studios, live craft demonstrations, and snacks and drinks as well as shopping in our retail store. Please join us for our next Community Day in February 2024.
Zack Twenty-Five is an apprenticeship program through Allegheny County Department of Human Services and Contemporary Craft that matches Transition Age Youth (ages 20-25 – Creatorz) with local Pittsburgh artists (Makerz). The Makerz consist of partnering artists and craftsmen from Pittsburgh’s Creative Economy who act as mentors to our Creatorz in teaching their craft. Together, during a one-on-one apprenticeship, the pairs will create projects that will be sold through the Store at Contemporary Craft.
Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and organizations, Contemporary Craft has acquired multiple floor and tabletop looms. The looms are beautiful, though they all could use a little love get/keep them in full working condition. That is one goal of Loom Club: we will get/keep these ten looms in great working condition for weaving classes!
Loom Club will continue to meet and grow as a local resource for loom-enthusiasts and weavers. Do you need to know anything about weaving or looms to join? No! Loom Club is open to all!
We welcome anyone who is interested and invite you to come to the next meeting or email Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.