socially engaged art experienceS AT CONTEMPORARY CRAFT

At a time of overwhelming social needs and shrinking financial resources, Contemporary Craft feels a responsibility to take a leadership role in bringing artists and citizens together to address urgent problems and come up with creative solutions. Our breakthrough exhibitions use art to help provide insights and opportunities to change lives and build stronger community. We've heard deep gratitude expressed from visitors after viewing these shows. Their responses demonstrate the broad audience impact art can have when it is seen as relevant to people's lives.

While Contemporary Craft has a long tradition of engaging with the community through diverse exhibitions, our socially engaged art experiences have engaged our region -- and beyond -- in more profound and meaningful ways.

Learn more about our latest project, Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home, at the links above, or browse our "Archives" for details on our past exhibitions: Enough Violence: Artists Speak OutMindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art, and Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home.

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Contemporary Craft’s commitment to addressing topics such as violence helps to create an inclusive community that values and promotes safety and equity for all people.
— Magdeline E. Jensen, CEO, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh


Contemporary Craft's exhibitions are always free and all visitors are welcome.  

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