2100 Smallman Street
Neighborhood: Strip District
Categories: Art On Display, Adaptive Reuse
Contemporary Craft is a cultural anchor at the Smallman and 21st Street entrance to the historic Produce Terminal building.
Contemporary Craft was established in 1971 by Elizabeth Rockwell Raphael to broaden opportunities for craft artists to exhibit and sell their work.
The impetus behind its creation was the belief that many artists working with traditional craft materials were developing a unique vocabulary for these materials and in the process they were opening up a new avenue of creative effort in contemporary art.
Presenting contemporary art in craft media by international, national and regional artists, today Contemporary Craft offers cutting edge exhibitions focused on multicultural diversity and non-mainstream art, as well as a range of classes, community outreach programs, and a retail store.
Through its mission of engaging the public in creative experiences through contemporary craft, the organization offers meaningful art opportunities for more than 145,000 people a year through four core values: providing vital support for artists; filling critical gaps in public education; sharing cross-cultural perspectives; and using art to build community.
We strive to engage visitors in the creative process through contemporary craft and design. Interpretive programs, lectures, performances and weekend activities are offered in conjunction with each exhibition.
YOUR EXPERIENCE: Contemporary Craft will feature the exhibition, Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home, which will offer audiences an opportunity to visualize and think critically about issues of housing and displacement—global and local, public and private—and the livability of communities. The exhibition, which will be on view September 8, 2017 through February 17, 2018, will provide a forum for artists to share their powerful artistic responses to this public concern.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Restrooms Available: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible Restrooms: Yes
Photography Restrictions: No detail photography of exhibited artworks.