By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Preparations are underway for the 38th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art craft show, which officially opens to the public tomorrow.
The show and sale, run by the Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will be open through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
“We have over 195 artists presenting their work in clay, fiber, wood, mixed media, jewelry, furniture,” says Nancy O’Mara, director and manager of the show, which she says hopes to raise several hundred thousand dollars.
“The money goes towards education programs at the museum. There’s a program called ‘Foreman Art,’ which is a wonderful studio and art history program for blind and visually handicapped. Also, we support exhibitions and also fund acquisitions of crafts and art for the museum,” she explains.
She says they expect 18,000 to 20,000 visitors to the show this year. “And we have room for more, so don’t hesitate to come out!”
The one-day admission fee is $15, with discounts available. A two-day ticket is $2o.
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