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Join us for CraftNOW Philadelphia's 2021 Fundraiser! 

This special auction and in-person tour unites Philadelphia's best-known artists and showcases one of the city's newest creative spaces. Proceeds support our CraftMONTH programming, economic development initiatives, and youth education.  

The auction opens November 1 and will close at 9:00 p.m. EST on November 17, following in-person tours of NextFab and The Neon Museum of Philadelphia, both located at 1800 North American Street. Select auction items will be on view during this event. 

  • NextFab's new location is destined to become a creative hub for multiple businesses with its more than 30,000 square foot space, which includes unique and state-of-the-art wood, metals, jewelry, textiles, and 3D printing studios. 
  • Several makers will be onsite giving demonstrations and available to answer questions about their work and process. 
  • Founder of The Neon Museum of Philadelphia, Len Davidson, will give an insider's view of the collection, which contains 120 signs and was forty years in the making. A group exhibition will be on view featuring The Dumpster Divers entitled Alchemy Illuminated: The Art of Crafting Trash
  • Following your tour, enjoy a complimentary drink in the new onsite restaurant Sor Ynez. Anyone wanting to stay for dinner will receive 10% off their check and should email Sarah Lam at for reservations.
  • Your drink ticket doubles as a raffle entry for a gift basket from DiBruno Bros.!


Artists and organizations have been invited to retain 50% of auction proceeds, and many have generously chosen to donate their contribution in full. 

Space will be limited for the tours. Masks and proof of vaccination will be required.

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With the decreases in funding caused by the pandemic, support from individuals like you is more essential than ever. CraftNOW is dedicated to ensuring our community remains intact so the opportunities to innovate and support one another continue beyond this crisis.

Thank you for your support of our work.

An auction catalogue is coming soon!
The auction opens November 1st and closes November 17th at 9pm.

Auction Preview

CraftNOW is thankful to all of the artists and individuals who donated their pieces and time to make this event spectacular! *

Valerie and Everett Abitbol | The Center for Art in Wood | Claire Oliver Gallery | The Clay Studio | The Deacon | Di Bruno Bros. | Helen Williams Drutt Family Collection | Edgewood Made | Maria Eife | Eye's Gallery | Fabric Workshop and Museum | Ford/Forlano | Gravers Lane Gallery | Joshua Hebbert | Bob Ingram | InLiquid | Estate of Ron Kent | Carol Klein | Ann Lagos | Mi-Kyoung Lee | Lauren Mabry | Roberta Massuch | Moore Brothers Wine Company | NextFab | The Neon Museum of Philadelphia | Pentimenti Gallery | REALM Fine + Fashion Jewelry | K. Riley | Marian Robinson | Judith Schaechter | Lawrence Spitz | Marianne Tebbens | Stacey Lee Webber | Wharton Esherick Museum | John Wind Jewelry | Julia and Isaiah Zagar 


*List incomplete

CraftNOW's Event Committee

Christina Copeland | Patricia Fowler | Barbara Harberger | Nancy Hays | Clara Hollander | Ruth Snyderman | Marianne Tebbens | Elissa Topol | Mina White | Caroline Wischmann 

CraftNOW's Board of Overseers

Josie Burri | Leila Cartier | Christina Copeland | Bill Gehrman | Patricia Fowler | Clara Hollander | Frances Hoover | Albert LeCoff | Jacqueline Lewis | Brenton McCloskey | Jennifer-Navva Milliken | David Seltzer | Julie Siglin | Paul Stark | Elissa Topol | Emily Zilber | Jennifer Zwilling


CraftNOW's Project Designer

Zaria Thomas

Hosted By


NextFab and The Neon Museum

1800 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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