Save the date for the return of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen to Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square on May 9, 10 & 11, 2014.
A perfect weekend to be outside with mom shopping American craft on the tree-lined boulevards of Rittenhouse Square.
Through a partnership with the Friends of Rittenhouse Square and in conjunction with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen will bring its signature premier Fine Craft Fair, featuring 140 of its very finest craft artists, to downtown Philadelphia on May 9, 10 & 11, 2014. This is believed to be the first professional fine craft fair at the Square.
Founded in 1944 at the recommendation of Eleanor Roosevelt, the Pennsylvania Guild is one of the nation’s largest and most recognized craft guilds, specializing in the advocacy and support of more than 1,400 members whose handwork is known for its unparalleled skill and artistry. Fine craft is often defined as the hand and mind transformation of raw materials into inspired works of art. The finished products may be either traditional or contemporary in style and design.
“Our craftsmen and women pair the aesthetics of fine art with the technical precision of craftsmanship.” says Executive Director Sherrie Boyer. “This balance creates work that is visually unique yet often fully functional. Imagine a bowl or chair. Our artisans elevate these everyday objects into works of art with style and design so that using them daily is both delightful and practical.
The Guild’s fabulous 3-day outdoor show is in an elegant district of downtown Philadelphia and falls on Mother’s Day weekend. Bring your family for a beautiful park atmosphere with street cafes, crowded sidewalks and all the pleasure of a bustling urban setting.
For details go to visit us online or call 717.431.8706
Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair at Rittenhouse Square
May 9, 10 & 11, 2014
Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Corner of 19th and Walnut
Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
This is a free event.