Old City Fest - Independents Row
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Old City Fest - Independents Row

Old City Fest, now in its 5th year, is a celebration of art & design, creativity, culture, fashion and food on the streets of America's most historic square mile. Presented by Old City District, the festival will include a main stage with live music, runway fashion show, family fun zone, pop-up performances and a wide array of food, drink, art, craft and retail shopping! 3rd Street between Market & Race and Arch Street between 2nd & 4th will be closed to traffic for this fun outdoor festival. FREE and open to the public.

Philadelphia Independents is proud to sponsor the fest with a special designated area, Independents Row. Meet the makers and peruse their handmade goods along 3rd Street in front of our store. Independents Row includes:

As the Crow Flies
Basement Press
Charlotte's Web
exit343design
GeoMetricGem
joeyfivecents
Mario Zucca
Padouk Crafts
The Pillow Works
Rosen & Co
Sarah Draws Things
Selah Jewelry Design
Stitch Prism
Stone Cooper
The Tin Goat
Useful & Beautiful Handmade

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First Friday: Mina Shields: In Transit
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: Mina Shields: In Transit

Join us for the second reception of In Transit by Mina Shields, an exhibition of her stark black and white photographs. In transit is defined as being the act of passing from one place to another. Between the commuters, bikers, and wanderers, this series captures the multiple modes of travel throughout the beautiful city of Philadelphia. 

Mina Shields: In Transit will be on view through Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Mina was awarded this solo exhibition through Old City District's first Instameet in 2017.

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First Friday: Mina Shields: In Transit
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: Mina Shields: In Transit

Join us for the opening reception of In Transit by Mina Shields, an exhibition of her stark black and white photographs. In transit is defined as being the act of passing from one place to another. Between the commuters, bikers, and wanderers, this series captures the multiple modes of travel throughout the beautiful city of Philadelphia. 

Mina Shields: In Transit will be on view through Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Mina was awarded this solo exhibition through Old City District's first Instameet in 2017.

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Clover Market Holiday
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

Clover Market Holiday

Gifted: A Handmade Holiday Market is a new event produced by the Clover Market in partnership with The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). The Market will  feature 75 carefully curated artisans with high quality, beautifully presented handmade products geared towards holiday gift-giving. The Market will be held indoors in the second floor gallery spaces at PAFA at 128 N. Broad Street.

  • SATURDAY, DEC 2ND: 5-8 pm (ticketed Preview Party). Ticketholders will receive exclusive early shopping access, champagne, specialty drinks, light bites, and live music. Tickets are $25 for non-members, $15 for PAFA members. See ticket link at the top of the page.
  • SUNDAY DEC 3RD: 11 am-5 pm (free and open to the public). All proceeds from an informal "pay as you wish" donation box, $5 suggested, will be given to PAFA Education Programming.

EVENT LOCATION: The PAFA Hamilton Building is just a short walk up N. Broad from City Hall and Dilworth Park and across the street from the Convention Center. It is easily accessible for customers by car or public transit and is between the Jefferson and Suburban Station SEPTA stops (details here). 

FOOD & DRINK: The ticketed Preview Party will include food and drinks for ticketholders (see above). On Sunday, the Stephen Starr cafe Tableau will be open and will have a variety of food and drink options + a cash bar will also be open!

GETTING THERE & PARKING: PAFA is easily accessible by car or public transit, and discounted visitor parking is available in the neighboring Parkway Corporation garage at the southwest corner of Broad & Race St. Garage or 15th & Cherry St. Lot. Be sure to get your ticket validated before you leave PAFA.  For more parking options nearby, click here - visitor discounts may not apply. 

Additional PAFA visitor information can be found on their website here.

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Old City Fest - Independents Row
Oct
8
11:00 AM11:00

Old City Fest - Independents Row

Old City Fest, now in its 4th year, is a celebration of art & design, creativity, culture, fashion and food on the streets of America's most historic square mile. 3rd Street between Market & Race and Arch Street between 2nd & 4th will be closed to for this fun outdoor festival. FREE and open to the public.

Philadelphia Independents is proud to sponsor the fest with a special designated area, Independents Row. Meet the makers and peruse their handmade goods along 3rd Street in front of our store. Independents Row includes:

As the Crow Flies
Charlotte's Web
CUSP
exit343design
Frankadelphia
Mason Made
The Nautical Rose
Rider Ceramics
Rosen & Co

Saffron Creations
Sarah Draws Things
Stitch Prism
Threet Ceramics
The Tin Goat
Sweet Mama Lew
Useful & Beautiful Handmade

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First Friday: Sarah Kaizar: Rally for the Rare: Endangered Species in North America
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: Sarah Kaizar: Rally for the Rare: Endangered Species in North America

Join us for the second reception of Sarah Kaizar's solo exhibition. Kaizar is on a mission to illustrate all of the species currently identified as critically endangered by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service. A portion of all sales from this body of work are donated to the Center for Biological Diversity to support their efforts in protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

Sarah Kaizar: Rally for the Rare: Endangered Species in North America will be on view through Sunday, August 27, 2017.

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First Friday: Sarah Kaizar: Rally for the Rare: Endangered Species in North America
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: Sarah Kaizar: Rally for the Rare: Endangered Species in North America

Join us for a new exhibition by Sarah Kaizar who is on a mission to illustrate all of the species currently identified as critically endangered by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service. A portion of all sales from this body of work are donated to the Center for Biological Diversity to support their efforts in protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

Sarah Kaizar: Rally for the Rare: Endangered Species in North America will be on view through Sunday, August 27, 2017.

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First Friday: Thom Duffy: Still Lifes
Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: Thom Duffy: Still Lifes

Join us for the second reception of Thom Duffy's Still Lifes exhibition which started with plantings in his backyard and turned into a series of watercolors that are a visual dialog of healing, caring, nurturing, and the cycle of life.

Thom Duffy: Still Lifes will be on view through Sunday, April 30, 2017.

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First Friday: Thom Duffy: Still Lifes
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: Thom Duffy: Still Lifes

Join us for the opening reception of Thom Duffy's Still Lifes exhibition which started with plantings in his backyard and turned into a series of watercolors that are a visual dialog of healing, caring, nurturing, and the cycle of life.

Thom Duffy: Still Lifes will be on view through Sunday, April 30, 2017.

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First Friday: Laura Kicey: ZodiaCats
Feb
3
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: Laura Kicey: ZodiaCats

Join us for the second reception of Laura Kicey's exhibition which features colorful cat prints that combines her unique take on the zodiac and her passion for all things cat. Kicey is an artist, photographer and all around general crazy cat lady who is known for her popular Olive & Rye social media sites.

Laura Kicey: ZodiaCats will be on view through Sunday, February 26, 2017.

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First Friday: Laura Kicey: ZodiaCats
Jan
6
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday: Laura Kicey: ZodiaCats

Laura Kicey's exhibition of colorful cat prints combines her unique take on the zodiac and her passion for all things cat. Kicey is an artist, photographer and all around general crazy cat lady who is known for her popular Olive & Rye social media sites.

Laura Kicey: ZodiaCats will be on view through Sunday, February 26, 2017.

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Old City Fest
Oct
9
11:00 AM11:00

Old City Fest

Old City Fest, now in its 3rd year, is a celebration of art & design, creativity, culture, fashion and food on the streets of America's most historic square mile. 3rd Street between Market & Race and Arch Street between 2nd & 4th will be closed to for this fun outdoor festival. FREE and open to the public.

Philadelphia Independents is proud to sponsor the fest with a special designated area, Independents Row. Meet the makers and peruse their handmade goods along 3rd Street in front of our store. Independents Row includes:

As the Crow Flies
Betsy Ann Paper
Britta Keenan
The Golden Hen
Mason Made
The Nautical Rose
Saffron Creations
Sarah Draws Things
Stanley Chester & Albert
Stitch Prism
Sweet Mama Lew
Threet Ceramics
Tim Eads
The Tin Goat

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