The Center for Art in Wood is powered by the unique ability of art to unearth provocative and healing discourse. Woodcraft exists in nearly every culture in the world: the skilled shaping of wood to create shelter, protection, and ornamentation for the human body surpasses time and space. As such, we uphold the voices of artists and makers in our belief that our world is richer, healthier, and more sustainable through collective connection and humanity.

We actively resist white supremacy in all its forms and reaffirm our commitment to creating and supporting spaces for dialogue and creative expression.

We continue to invest in art and its potential to address the deep and complicated rifts in our nation and throughout the world.

Click here for the full statement: We stand in solidarity with the Black community.

Welcome back to the Center for Art in Wood! We have missed you! Please click the drop-down arrow for more information.

Welcome back to the Center for Art in Wood! We have missed you!

The Center has expanded its public hours and is now open Wednesday through Sunday, 12—5PM. The Center will also extend its hours on First Fridays, beginning on August 6.

We continue to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Philadelphia municipality. The Center will continue to provide updates via its website, social media channels, and email correspondence if there is any change in our hours or access.  

There are still safeguards in place to ensure a safe and comfortable visit:

  • Mandatory wearing of masks for staff.
  • Mask-wearing by visitors is strongly recommended but not mandatory.
  • Social distancing (six feet apart) is still encouraged, especially in the collection area.
  • We have installed a cashless system but will still take cash payments at the register.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the Center.
  • Additionally, any staff members who report feeling ill are required to quarantine and shelter in place at home. We recommend and require that patrons do the same in order to ensure the safety of everyone. 

Whether near or far, you can always visit the Center at theWoodShed.org! This dynamic micro-site and our main website are constantly updated, hosting live talks, studio tours, demonstrations, and much more, on an ongoing basis.   

And the best handmade objects, jewelry, art, and books are always a couple of clicks away at the Center’s online store! https://centerforartinwood.org/store/ 

We wish you continued good health and we look forward to reconnecting at the Center and/or online.  

Be safe and well. We hope to see you soon!  

Questions or concerns about these safeguards? Email us at info@centerforartinwood.org 
(and please allow us at least one business day to get back to you!).  

Tom Loeser - Center for Art in Wood

Tom Loeser: Please Please Please

Tom Loeser: Please Please Please

Tom Loeser: Please Please Please

Wood + Body: Expressions of Contemporary Jewelry

Wood + Body: Expressions of Contemporary Jewelry

Wood + Body: Expressions of Contemporary Jewelry

Wood + Body: Expressions of Contemporary Jewelry

We can't do this without you!

Your support allows the Center to offer the programs, exhibitions, and outreach that inspire, challenge, and draw our community closer together.

We can't do this without you!

Your support allows the Center to offer the programs, exhibitions, and outreach that inspire, challenge, and draw our community closer together.

The Wood Shed

Welcome to the Wood Shed, the Center for Art in Wood's new home for virtual studio tours, artist talks, craft tutorials, and more!

The Wood Shed

Welcome to the Wood Shed, the Center for Art in Wood's new home for virtual studio tours, artist talks, craft tutorials, and more!

The Wood Shed

Welcome to the Wood Shed, the Center for Art in Wood's new home for virtual studio tours, artist talks, craft tutorials, and more!

Object Lesson Speaker Series

Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that creates fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects.

Object Lesson

Join us for our First Friday speaker series and learn about stories from the Collection!

Object Lesson Speaker Series

Object Lesson is a monthly First Friday speaker series that opens wide the cases of the Center’s Museum Collection to create fresh dialogues about the Collection and its objects.

Events

Sat 24

Queering Wood Craft: An LGBTQIA+ Woodworkers Roundtable Part 2

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Aug 06

First Friday Opening for Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Aug 18

2022 Winter Residency Info Session

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street
Sep 10

Virtual Reception – Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual, 141 N 3rd Street

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Museum Store

Len Scherock Museum Store

Purchase handcrafted artwork, toys, jewelry, home and kitchen items and much more.
Store Hours:  WED – SUN 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

The Center for Art in Wood

Windgate ITE International Residency

A collegial experience in which Resident Fellows explore new work through research, exploration, and collaboration.

The Center for Art in Wood

Permanent Collection

The Center’s permanent collection consists of over 1,200 hand-made objects from around the world, ranging from functional, everyday objects to contemporary sculptures.

The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library

The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library

The Fleur & Charles Bresler Research Library helps preserve the rich history of wood working.