Crafts at the Cathedral

Crafts at the Cathedral 2018

We are delighted to announce that the 22st annual Crafts at the Cathedral will again take place within the nave of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine Thursday November 29 through Sunday December 2, 2018. The response to our 21th annual show was one of sheer delight. The Cathedral proved to be a magical venue for the show. As the sun played through the stained glass windows onto the massive granite columns, shoppers and tourists alike enjoyed the expanded show.

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Hours for the 2018 show

Thursday, November 29, Crafts Show preview 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, November 30: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 1: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 2: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Single Day Admission: $10; Students and Seniors $8; Weekend Admission $12 Students and Seniors $10.

November 29 – December 2, 2018

All images represent works shown by Artists at the 2017 show.

Why Crafts IN the Cathedral?

In medieval Europe, the Cathedral served as the center of not just religious life in a town, but often the civic and commercial life, too. Guilds met, degrees were bestowed, craftsmen sought employment, and commerce was conducted in the naves of many great Cathedrals. Wine merchants in 12th century Chartres and numerous other cities cleverly escaped local taxes by selling their wares from within the walls of the city's Cathedral. Some Cathedrals even had different sections of their naves set aside for different types of merchants — textiles in one corner, food in another, etc. The Cathedral Church at St. John the Divine is honoring that tradition.....

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