Arts and Entertainment: Five Dance Studios in Philadelphia

Arts and Entertainment: Five Dance Studios in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is thriving with dance. Stroll down the Avenue of the Arts and you will pass by a dozen art venues, theaters and dance studios. Are you inspired by street dancers outside of Wawa, or want to learn a new style of dance?  If you are interested in taking a dance class, check out these five studios in […]

 

Fishtown: Selling One-of-a-kind Guitars, One Decade at a Time at DiPinto Guitars

Fishtown: Selling One-of-a-kind Guitars, One Decade at a Time at DiPinto Guitars

Philadelphia has always been known for its love of cheesesteaks but it is also a city that loves music just as much. From live music venues such as World Café Live, Union Transfer and Electric Factory, it may seem odd that there are very few stores from which you can buy instruments in the heart […]

 

Port Richmond: Yay Clay Allows Pottery Makers to Relax at BYOB Studio

Port Richmond: Yay Clay Allows Pottery Makers to Relax at BYOB Studio

On a recent Saturday afternoon, Yay Clay was the venue to host member Sharon Rosen’s birthday party. The large building was decorated with balloons and signs directing partygoers to the festivities. Once inside the Yay Clay studio, it was clear that this was the perfect place for a gathering. Yay Clay, which started in 2013, […]

 

Kensington: Artists Make New Homes Amongst Longtime Residents

Kensington: Artists Make New Homes Amongst Longtime Residents

Areas like Kensington, Fishtown and Olde Kensington have become synonymous with a new rising scene that was not there before. With each artist that moves into the area, the culture begins to shift and the neighborhoods begin to see a change. Historically as a textile epicenter of Philadelphia and much of the nation, Kensington has […]

 

Fishtown’s BAIT Creates Space for Recent Art School Graduates

Fishtown’s BAIT Creates Space for Recent Art School Graduates

During the last year of her undergraduate career at Tyler School of Art, Kate Speidel imagined her own artist’s space as an idea for a class assignment to compose a grant. “It was a very nebulous thought, but gaining more and more power in the back of my head as people were talking about becoming […]

 

East Kensington: The Artists Of Coral Street

East Kensington: The Artists Of Coral Street

Painters, sculptors, illustrators and representatives across just about every other artistic medium are transforming the East Kensington neighborhood into an art district. For many of the neighborhood’s artists, the 2400 block of Coral Street has become both a place to work and live. Side-by-side, Coral Street Arts House and Viking Mill serve as landmarks of […]

 By Ashleigh Gray, Alex Keller, and Gennie Depass

Powelton Village: Tiberino Memorial Museum Going Strong

Powelton Village: Tiberino Memorial Museum Going Strong

The Tiberino dynasty has established an ongoing legacy in Philadelphia. As a familial collective of artists, they  have worked together to combat social issues and raise social awareness through their art. Most recently, that effort was visualized through their African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) exhibit, “Unflinching Eye: Works of the Tiberino Family Circle.” The display […]

 By Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: Dollar Strollin’ in West Philly

Spruce Hill: Dollar Strollin’ in West Philly

These days, it’s hard to get much out of a dollar, especially in an urban area such as Philadelphia. Then again, a dollar can still cover a good bargain on certain occasions. During the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll on Sept. 12, great deals were everywhere along this busy street in West Philadelphia. Businesses located on Baltimore […]

 By Joel Mason-Gaines and Megan Matuzak

University City: Making Space for the Arts

University City: Making Space for the Arts

In University City, production areas are not only a place for artists to build and produce, but for artists to collaborate. University City is home to many galleries. Several of these serve not only to house and display art, but to provide a meeting place for artists to coexist and co-create. The owners of such […]

 By Joel Mason-Gaines and Megan Matuzak

University City: Artists Band Together to Overcome Funding Shortfalls

University City: Artists Band Together to Overcome Funding Shortfalls

The arts are a frequent target for budget cuts from the state, but local artists have worked together to combat this financial barrier. Each year, less and less money is allotted for arts funding. This has resulted in fewer opportunities for artists in many communities in Philadelphia. “A couple of years ago I applied for […]