Northwest Philadelphia has a long history of supporting its artists and craftsmen, especially during this season of giving and gifting. Our community is enriched by their presence.
Northwest Philadelphia has a long history of supporting its artists and craftsmen, especially during this season of giving and gifting. Our community is enriched by their presence and their unique talents will be on display at special events and at local businesses throughout the holiday season.
Here are a few to consider:
Gravers Lane Art Gallery
Representing the finest in regional contemporary crafts, painting and sculpture, the gallery is now showing the works of nationally-acclaimed local artists: Jimmy Clark, Don Miller, Steve Donagen and Dona Dalton. 8405 Germantown Ave. Wed-Sat, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Woodmere Art Museum Holiday Gift Shop. Nov. 19-Dec. 31
This is the time of year when Woodmere expands its small gift shop into an entire gallery to exhibit locally-made jewelry, pottery, silk scarves and jewelry. “Our most popular gift items are hand painted wooden sculptures by Germantown artist Dona Dalton and Sekoya candle holders,” said Stephen Kerzner, manager of Woodmere Art Museum Gift Shop. Free parking. Free gift wrap. 9201 Germantown Ave.
Northwest Artists Show & Sale, Dec. 2-17
Beautiful, one-of-a-kind watercolors, photography, beadwork, collage and holiday cards by 14 area artists will be available for sale in the Gallery of Center on the Hill, on the lower level of the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave. Meet the artists and enjoy wassail and traditional winter holiday fare at the opening reception, Dec. 2, 4-8 p.m. Proceeds support Center on the Hill. Gallery hours Mon-Sat, 10 a.m -4 p.m.
Allens Lane Art Center Holiday Fine Art & Pottery Show, Dec. 9-18
This year’s theme, “The Artful Gift” features pottery, sculpture, paintings and drawings by faculty, students and select community artists. Priced with gift giving in mind, artworks can be taken home the same day. Proceeds support participating artists and the programs at Allens Lane Art Center. For the best selection, shop early. Plenty of off-street parking available. 601 W Allens Lane. Open 12 -6 p.m.
Weavers Way Next Door & Across the Way
Choose from a large selection of locally-made, affordably-priced, aromatic candles and soaps at 8424 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill and 610 Carpenter Lane in Mt. Airy. Both shops also carry Mt. Airy watercolor artist, Sara Steel’s 2023 Calendar. The highly collectible calendar features twelve different paintings: landscapes, florals, still lifes, and abstracts. Steele’s work is in over 200 private and public collections including Blue Cross of Philadelphia. Open daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, Nov. 19-Jan. 1
Not to be confused with the Christmas Market in Love Park featuring imported items from Germany, this special holiday market features more than 40 local vendors of handcrafted jewelry, artwork, home decor gifts and crafts, including several minority and women-owned businesses. While you are there, take a spin on the Dilworth Ice Skating Rink, the Kiddie Carousel and pop over to Macy’s, 1300 Market St., to view their Dickens Village, meet Santa and experience their famous Christmas Light Show. Dilworth Park is on the west side of City Hall. Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m - 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Pop-Up, Nov 30
SCH seniors will be selling “Stay Positive Fidget Rings” which they designed to help teens and adults deal with anxiety. Kurfiss Sotheby’s, 8431 Germantown Ave. 6-8:30 p.m.