South Street: Meet Isaiah Zagar, the Mosaic Man

South Street: Meet Isaiah Zagar, the Mosaic Man

Anyone who knows Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar will tell you that he is a storyteller at heart. His stories are told through the jagged and shimmering pieces of tile, glass and what some would consider garbage that he has arranged into large-scale mosaic masterpieces. For those who don’t know Zagar personally, they are likely to […]

 

Bella Vista: Five Beautiful Sights

Bella Vista: Five Beautiful Sights

Bella Vista, Italian for “beautiful sight,” is full of just that – beautiful sights. Settled by Italian immigrants, the neighborhood eventually welcomed more cultures creating a unique and diverse space full of both modern and traditional beautiful places.   The Fleisher Art Memorial  Originally founded by Samuel S. Fleisher, the building located at 719 Catharine […]

 

Bella Vista: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Are a Force For Change

Bella Vista: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Are a Force For Change

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (at right), located at 1020 South St, has stood as a visual staple in the community for years. Education and Outreach Manager Olivia Edlund (above) has been working off and on at the PMG since 2009 when she started as a garden guide. Through her work with PMG, Edlund has been able to experience […]

 By Kara Mortellite

Center City: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Participates in Arts Festival

Center City: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Participates in Arts Festival

The much-anticipated Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts kicked off Thursday, April 7. Inspired by an artistic movement in Paris in 1911, the month-long festival features over 135 citywide events and 1,500 artists in hopes of bringing innovation, collaboration and creativity to Philadelphia. Participating in this exciting event is Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens on South Street. […]