First Friday: Amy Lanza: words & blurbs
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

First Friday: Amy Lanza: words & blurbs

Join us for the opening reception of Amy Lanza's exhibition of embroidered art which merges her love of the fiber arts with sassy sayings and modern musings via wooden hoop.

Amy Lanza: words & blurbs will be on view through Sunday, July 2, 2017.

First Friday: Amy Lanza: words & blurbs
Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

First Friday: Amy Lanza: words & blurbs

Join us for the second reception of Amy Lanza's exhibition of embroidered art which merges her love of the fiber arts with sassy sayings and modern musings via wooden hoop.

Amy Lanza: words & blurbs will be on view through Sunday, July 2, 2017.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Franklin Flea
Dec
17
10:00 am10:00

Franklin Flea

Stop by our booth at The Franklin Flea Holiday Market at the historic Strawbridge's building at 8th & Market! Franklin Flea features select local vendors of vintage, reclaimed, handmade and great food! FREE and open to the public.

Franklin Flea
Dec
3
10:00 am10:00

Franklin Flea

Stop by our booth at The Franklin Flea Holiday Market at the historic Strawbridge's building at 8th & Market! Franklin Flea features select local vendors of vintage, reclaimed, handmade and great food! FREE and open to the public.

First Friday: Marlise Tkaczuk: Cat Scratch Fever
Dec
2
6:00 pm18:00

First Friday: Marlise Tkaczuk: Cat Scratch Fever

Join us for the second reception of Marlise Tkaczuk's exhibition of colorful and quirky screenprints that explores her passion for all things kitty.

Marlise Tkaczuk: Cat Scratch Fever will be on view through Monday, January 2, 2017.

Franklin Flea
Nov
26
10:00 am10:00

Franklin Flea

Stop by our booth at The Franklin Flea Holiday Market at the historic Strawbridge's building at 8th & Market for Small Business Saturday! Franklin Flea features select local vendors of vintage, reclaimed, handmade and great food! FREE and open to the public.

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

First Friday: Eli VandenBerg: Landmarks
Oct
7
6:00 pm18:00

First Friday: Eli VandenBerg: Landmarks

Join us for the second reception of Eli VandenBerg's Landmark exhibition featuring new etchings that explore various Philadelphia landmarks of special significance to the artist. 

Eli VandenBerg: Landmarks will be on view through Sunday, October 30.

Franklin Flea
Sep
17
11:00 am11:00

Franklin Flea

Stop by our booth at The Franklin Flea at its new location right outside Reading Terminal Market on the 1100 block of Filbert! Franklin Flea features select local vendors of vintage, reclaimed, handmade and great food! Free and open to the public.

Greenfest Philly
Sep
11
10:00 am10:00

Greenfest Philly

Stop by our booth at Greenfest Philly at Headhouse Square. Greenfest Philly is the largest environmental festival in the Philadelphia area. With over 100 exhibitors and vendors, Greenfest is the place to learn about living sustainably while having fun! This event has something for everyone: shopping for local green wares, great food, live music, live demonstrations, kid-friendly activities, and more. FREE and open to the public.

First Friday: Eli VandenBerg: Landmarks
Sep
2
5:00 pm17:00

First Friday: Eli VandenBerg: Landmarks

Join us for the opening reception of Eli VandenBerg's Landmark exhibition featuring new etchings that will explore various Philadelphia landmarks of special significance to the artist. 

Eli VandenBerg: Landmarks will be on view through Sunday, October 30.

First Friday: Lindsey Stevenson: The Golden Circle
Aug
5
6:00 pm18:00

First Friday: Lindsey Stevenson: The Golden Circle

Join us for the second reception of Lindsey Stevenson: The Golden Circle which features new whimsical gold leaf paintings of animals. This is the second exhibition for Lindsey at Philadelphia Independents. 

Lindsey Stevenson: The Golden Circle will be on view through Sunday, August 28.

Franklin Flea
Jun
18
11:00 am11:00

Franklin Flea

Stop by our booth at The Franklin Flea at its new location right outside Reading Terminal Market on the 1100 block of Filbert! Franklin Flea features select local vendors of vintage, reclaimed, handmade and great food! Free and open to the public.

Fishtown FestivALE
Jun
11
12:00 pm12:00

Fishtown FestivALE

Fishtown FestivALE is a celebration of the Fishtown community of Philadelphia, with an emphasis on the ALE. This outdoor summer beer party features local foods perfect for pairing with the generously poured beer including burgers, brisket and Bavarian pretzels. A local dunk tank setup ensures a swimmingly good time as local DJs playing classic rock and funk encourage visitors to dance the night away.

25th Anniversary of First Friday & Melissa McCullough
Jun
3
6:00 pm18:00

25th Anniversary of First Friday & Melissa McCullough

Join us for the 25th Anniversary celebration of First Friday in Old City and the second reception of Melissa McCullough: Garden of Zoological Stitches which explores the past and present history of the Philadelphia Zoo, the oldest zoo in the country, through cross stitch. Colorful images of animals, art and architecture are featured as well as the much beloved 'elephant keys' that activated talking storybooks at the zoo. 

Melissa McCullough: Garden of Zoological Stitches will be on view through Sunday, June 26.

Franklin Flea
May
28
11:00 am11:00

Franklin Flea

Stop by our booth at The Franklin Flea at its new location right outside Reading Terminal Market on the 1100 block of Filbert! Franklin Flea features select local vendors of vintage, reclaimed, handmade and great food! Free and open to the public.

Trenton Avenue Arts Festival
May
21
12:00 pm12:00

Trenton Avenue Arts Festival

Just as wacky, artsy, and Kensington as ever, the “best day in the neighborhood” is now known as the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby & Arts Festival. Join us for over 200 local arts and food vendors, alongside a parade of human-powered sculptural floats.

Two Year Anniversary Party & First Friday: Weckerly's Ice Cream & Melissa McCullough
May
6
6:00 pm18:00

Two Year Anniversary Party & First Friday: Weckerly's Ice Cream & Melissa McCullough

Celebrate our Two Year Anniversary with us on First Friday, May 6 from 6-8pm where we will open the exhibition Melissa McCullough: Garden of Zoological Stitches and our good friends at Weckerly's Ice Cream will be here serving us their frozen treats! 

Melissa McCullough's exhibition will explore the past and present history of the Philadelphia Zoo, the oldest zoo in the country, through cross stitch. Colorful images of animals, art and architecture will be featured as well as the much beloved 'elephant keys' that activated talking storybooks at the zoo. 

Melissa McCullough: Garden of Zoological Stitches will be on view through Sunday, June 26.

Old City Valentine's Stroll
Feb
14
12:00 pm12:00

Old City Valentine's Stroll

Follow Your Heart This Valentine’s Day and Shop Local In Old City!

Old City’s Valentine’s Stroll (Sunday, February 14th, 12-3pm) celebrates love by offering a mid-day Valentine’s experience for sassy singles and couples looking to treat themselves. Local Indy Boutiques have the perfect remedy for this Hurry Up-Get-Your-Hallmark by simply offering goodies, music, and special attention while you enjoy your stroll of Old City’s beautiful historic shopping district.

Participating  Businesses (In order of stroll):
SMAK PARLOUR - 219 Market Street
Fashion-Forward Women’s Clothing + Accessory Boutique
Serving Chocolates

SNAP KITCHEN - 243 Market Street
Food You Can Feel Good About. Our menu offers a wide selection of meals, snacks, and cold-pressed juices that are made fresh daily, portion controlled, and nutritionally balanced.
Receive a Valentine’s treat when you shop at Snap Kitchen

PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENTS - 35 N. 3rd Street
Retail Gift Store that features only handmade items from the best talent in the city
Serving hot cider and will have Shane Confectionery chocolates available for purchase, Valentine Section

MOKO - 55 N. Third Street
Organic Beauty Studio offering organic haircare and skincare services and retail.
Live music, John & Kira’s Chocolates & champagne, Valentine’s Makeup and gift boxes

PETIT JARDIN EN VILLE - 134 N. Third Street
Parisian Flower Shop/Wedding Florist
Serving Chocolates

ERDON - 162 N. Third Street
High end women’s boutique serving the Philadelphia area.
Serving Mimosas & Chocolates. His x Hers event- a presentation of men and women’s shoes and accessories from a designer WANT Essentiels

SUGARCUBE® - 124 N. Third Street
Philadelphia’s shopping destination for men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, products, and visual art.
Serving Chocolates

SCARLETT ALLEY - 241 Race Street (and corner of 3rd)
Eclectic boutique celebrated for its costume jewelry, unusual homewares & diverse gifts.
Live Jazz ,Spiked Dark Cocoa & Cookies, Fireplace lit & red hot goodies
Gift with purchase: SA double wine bag filled with promo cards for 2016, through Sunday, February 28.

First Friday: Howard Waxman Exhibition, The Tin Goat Pop-Up, Shane Confectionery
Feb
5
6:00 pm18:00

First Friday: Howard Waxman Exhibition, The Tin Goat Pop-Up, Shane Confectionery

Join us for a First Friday reception for Philadelphia Mummers Portraits by photographer Howard Waxman. His images draw in the audience through his intimate portrayals of heavily costumed participants at the annual Mummers Parade that takes place in Philadelphia on New Year's Day.

We will also be featuring The Tin Goat with a Pop-Up Shop of their fabulous handmade soy candles and soaps! And we will be selling yummy chocolates from our friends at Shane ConfectioneryPerfect gifts for your valentine! 

Philadelphia Mummers Portraits will be on view through Sunday, February 28. 

Franklin Flea
Dec
19
10:00 am10:00

Franklin Flea

Stop by our booth at The Franklin Flea for the last Holiday Market of the season at the historic Strawbridge's building at 8th & Market. The Franklin Flea features select local vendors of vintage, reclaimed, handmade and great food! FREE and open to the public.

Franklin Flea
Dec
12
10:00 am10:00

Franklin Flea

Stop by our booth at The Franklin Flea Holiday Market at the historic Strawbridge's building at 8th & Market.  Franklin Flea features select local vendors of vintage, reclaimed, handmade and great food! Every Saturday through December 19, 10:00am-5:00pm. FREE and open to the public.

Franklin Flea
Dec
5
10:00 am10:00

Franklin Flea

Stop by our booth at The Franklin Flea Holiday Market at the historic Strawbridge's building at 8th & Market.  Franklin Flea features select local vendors of vintage, reclaimed, handmade and great food! Every Saturday through December 19, 10:00am-5:00pm. FREE and open to the public.