November 12, 2013
Penn Museum And VIX Emporium Team Up To Present Gifts In The Galleries, A Two-Day Sale In University City, November 15-16
Posted by Amy Carniol
Penn Museum hosts a slew of artists and vendors for the first Gifts in the Galleries this weekend, Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16. (Photo courtesy Penn Museum)
The Penn Museum provides a permanent home for nearly one million priceless artifacts, but on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, this renowned institution will also display a selection of today’s modern treasures.
During Gifts in the Galleries, VIX Emporium takes over the museum’s recently renovated Kintner and Dietrich galleries, as well as the Widener Lecture Hall, presenting a comprehensive crafts fair with more than 50 exhibitors selling jewelry, ceramics, prints, baby gifts, and natural bath and body products.
This two-day event will showcase popular and talented local artisans including Crash Pad Design, As the Crow Flies, Black Heart Letterpress and Nice Things Handmade.
But this event is more than the average crafts fair. On Saturday, guests are encouraged to join the free instructional drum circle with internationally renowned Middle Eastern percussionist Joe Tayoun. Beginner and seasoned percussionists can choose between the 11 a.m. or the 1 p.m. drum circles.
Admission to Gifts in the Galleries is free, and shoppers receive a coupon for $5 off of general admission to the museum on Saturday.
Gifts in the Galleries
When: Friday, November 15, 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Penn Museum, 3620 South Street
More info: www.penn.museum