philly file · November 10 2017

Wayne's Wonderful Wares

From small batch to punk rock, Philadelphia is teeming with wares as the holidays approach.  With a multitude of sales events to choose from, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Let Philly Culture help! Introducing one of our favorites: Wayne Art Center's annual Craft Holiday Shopping Weekend, November 18-19.

Those looking for a high end, one-of-a-kind experience will be thrilled by what the 2 day event offers. Local merchants gather to create a unique snapshot of what makes Philadelphia delightful and decadent. From accessories and jewelry to home goods and cuisine, there is something for everyone.


Thomas Mark Heritage celebrates the vitality and optimism of African design and brings its joy to your fingertips.

  • Vibrant cotton batik pocket squares printed in Mali and Ghana offer a way to add a burst of African colour to your suit or sport coat.

  • Beaded wrist wear symbolizes African unity by bringing together stone and metalwork elements from across the continent.

  • Debuting this weekend is the women's collection showcasing Nigerian Jadeite, Ghana Krobo, Kenya Heishi and more through drop earrings, layered bracelets, and necklaces, all designed to reflect the wearer's radiant inner light.

Whether you are looking to celebrate your heritage or have a shared love of color and texture, these accessories are sure to impress.


John and Kira's chocolate creations feature ingredients from sustainable artisan food growers local to their Philadelphia chocolate studio, across the country and around the world.

  • Tickle your tastebuds with fresh mint grown in urban school garden programs in Philadelphia, Chicago and DC or honey from family-run Draper's Apiaries in PA.

  • Look for John & Kira's stunning Palette du Chocolat, featuring fifty pieces of their most iconic chocolates.

With a focus on ethical sourcing and innovative design, this team does more than satisfy your sweet tooth. 

You'll be sure to find something unique and eye catching at the Craft Holiday Shopping Weekend! As an added bonus, attend on the Saturday the 18th and you will be able to catch the WAC's final day of these gorgeous exhibits:

  • Fall Members Exhibition 2017

  • Imprint and Mark - The Language of Perception

  • Reflections of Betty Newitt

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087 US

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