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Studio Tours with CraftNOW Philadelphia

  • University of the Arts 320 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19147 United States (map)

Tour departs from University of the Arts, 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102


In partnership with the American Craft Council and Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Craft NOW Philadelphia invites you to spend the afternoon of October 13 touring some of Philadelphia’s most exciting makerspaces. A tour bus will travel from Center City to visit Globe Dye Works, Maken Studios, bahdeebahdu and Crane Arts before ending in Old City with receptions happening simultaneously at The Center for Art in Wood and The Clay Studio.


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Tour Itinerary


11:30am Depart University of the Arts, 320 South Broad Street

12:00pm Globe Dye Works

2:00pm MaKen Studios

4:00pm Bahdeebahdu

4:30pm Crane Arts Building with InLiquid and Icebox Project Space

6:00pm Receptions in Old City at Center for Art in Wood, The Clay Studio, Moderne Gallery and Wexler Gallery


Globe Dye Works

A former yarn-dying factory, Globe Dye Works has been transformed into a community of artists, designers, and fabricators. Tour the studios of Brian Giniewski and Stacey Lee Webber while also seeing brand new gallery and event spaces.


MaKen Studios

Short for “Made in Kensington” and comprised of nearly 300,000 square feet, MaKen Studios are two repurposed, industrial buildings in North Philadelphia that foster the development and sustainability of successful professional craftspeople, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and manufacturers.



Bahdeebahdu specializes in mixing contemporary art and design with a philosophy rooted in beauty, pleasure and humor. Mixed-media artist Warren Muller and designer RJ Thornburg have created a magical environment for viewing and collecting handmade works.


Crane Arts Building

Crane Arts has four floors of galleries and artist studios with The Old School across the street, which is home to Pig Iron Theatre and a bouquet of artist studios converted from former classrooms. InLiquid, Icebox Project Space and other galleries are located throughout the first floor.



CraftNOW Philadelphia unites the leading institutions, artists and patrons of Philadelphia’s craft community to celebrate the city’s rich legacy of craft, its internationally-recognized contemporary craft scene, and its important role as an incubator for arts based in wood, clay, fiber, metal and glass. Learn more at

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