• Special Exhibition • Alchemy Illuminated: The Art of Crafting from Trash


Alchemy Illuminated: The Art of Crafting from Trash

presented by the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers

November 5, 2021 – December 19, 2021

A very special group show from Philadelphia’s Dumpster Diver art collective, Alchemy Illuminated is part of Philly’s annual CraftMONTH, in which CraftNOW showcases the city’s craft and making scene through a series of events surrounding the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show.

Formed 29 years ago,  the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers are a found object art collective. Join us for this exciting exhibit of assemblage at its finest, with artist appearances and events throughout the show.

Book tickets.

• Friday, November 5th, 4-8pm: First Friday soft opening •

• Saturday, November 6th, 12-5pm: Grand opening of the exhibit • Meet the Dumpster Divers •

Exhibiting artists:

Betsy Alexander
Harry Anderson
Ellen Benson
Neil Benson
George Bilyk
Charmaine Caire
Alden W. Cole
Carol Cole
Len Davidson
James Dupree
Charna Eisner
George Felice
Bruce Gast
Joanne Hoffman
Eve Hoyt
Hugo Hsu
John Jonik
Ann Keech
Diane Keller
Smokie Kittner
Christine Nagata
Taji Nahl
Susan Richards
Leo Sewell
Simone Spicer
Joel Spivak
Jim Ulrich
Ted Warchal
Sally Lilychild Willowbee
Burnell Yow!


Pictured works: Preserve and Protect by Carol Cole, National Wrench by Harry Anderson, Black Lives Matter by Sally Lilychild Willowbee, GRETA by Joanne Hoffman, African American Youth by Simone Spicer