Crafts at the Cathedral- St. John the Divine- New York, NY
November 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - December 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm$10
Crafts at the Cathedral 2018
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
New York City, New York
Crafts at the Cathedral, a juried fine crafts show that benefits the work of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine and its congregation takes place in the center of the nave and most of the crossing of the world’s largest gothic cathedral. Now in its 22nd year, the show moved into the Cathedral last year and was greatly expanded. Exhibitors and craft show enthusiasts were charmed by the new location. The Cathedral is of enormous scale and beauty. The floors in the nave are of green Vermont slate, the soaring columns, the gothic arches, spectacular stained glass windows–St John the Divine is overwhelming in its beauty. What better location to show crafts?
Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York City
Thursday, November 29 – Sunday, December 2, 2018
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!
Thursday, November 29: Preview (open to public) 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, November 30, Show Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 Show hours: 11:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 2 Show hours 12:00 – 5:00