2nd Saturday Street Art Tour: Spring Arts / Eraserhood Tickets in Philadelphia, PA, United States / SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 2017

(New ‘Spring Arts’ mural by Glossblack.)


Excited to announce this!

Beginning this August, StreetsDept.com will begin offering monthly street art walking tours guided by me, Conrad Benner. I’m calling them 2nd Saturday Street Art Tours, because as the name suggests they’ll take place on the 2nd Saturday of the month. And each month I’ll explore street art, murals, graffiti, public art, and interesting architecture in a different neighborhood.

First up, the Spring Arts/Eraserhood neighborhood, where a TON of great street art and pop-up murals are happening right now!

12:00 PM — 2:00 PM
4:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Get your ticket(s) now HERE (tickets are limited.) I am charging a small ticket price because these walks take a lot of time and effort to plan, organize, promote, and execute. If you’re a fan of this blog and the work I’ve put into this blog over the last six and a half years, I hope you’ll understand. And trust me, I always make my tours entertaining, filled with all the insights into Philly’s street art world that I can tell you.

Hope you’ll join me!

Source: 2nd Saturday Street Art Tour: Spring Arts / Eraserhood Tickets in Philadelphia, PA, United States

Eraserhood Summer Thursdays!

5:00 pm

Cycle, Cruise and Brews

July 13 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm UTC-4

The Spring Garden Street Greenway will connect major trails along Philadelphia’s two Rivers, the Schuylkill and Delaware. What better way to explore the planned-trail and the rivers than a bike ride followed by a cruise along the Delaware? Join the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and the City of Philadelphia’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Jeanette Brugger to … Read more

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7:00 pm

Corey Feldman & The Angels – The Awesome Fest!

July 13 @ 7:00 pm11:00 pm UTC-4
Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Tickets are on sale now! $20 GA $95 Meet & Greet (Includes early access to show and GA ticket) Corey will be performing rare songs from all of his solo albums and classic originals from his film soundtrack catalogue, and covers of some of the hits from his own films, including songs off iconic motion … Read more

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7:30 pm

Royal Headache / Pissed Jeans / Dark Thoughts at Union Transfer

July 13 @ 7:30 pm11:30 pm UTC-4
Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Royal Headache / Pissed Jeans / Dark Thoughts at Union Transfer UT Newsletter: http://ticketf.ly/1RqX4bJ Facebook Event Feed: http://on.fb.me/1Xjri0B Royal Headache Sydney’s Royal Headache burst into view back in 2011 upon the release of their self-titled album, an adrenaline shot of melodic energy and heart-on-sleeve romanticism that immediately lit up listeners home and away. They dug … Read more

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8:30 pm

Katie Ellen (Record Release Show!) at PhilaMOCA

July 13 @ 8:30 pm UTC-4
PhilaMOCA, 531 N 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2rFri3C katie ellen Katie Ellen sings the blues. Field Mouse A make-your-own CD recording booth was privy to Rachel Browne’s first recording in 1999, a cover of No Doubt’s “Just a Girl”. It would be another many years before she enrolled at SUNY Purchase, where she majored in music composition and met Andrew … Read more

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Pop-Up in the Plaza: An Open Air Market

(Image: Walter Newton Reinsel (1905-1979), Bouquet of Flowers (detail), ca. 1930, watercolor over graphite on paper, 10 5/8 x 7 1/16 in. Gift of the Estate of Walter Reinsel)


Wednesday, July 12 at 11 AM – 2 PM

PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 North Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

Join us on Lenfest Plaza for July’s Pop-Up in the Plaza! Delicious food, lively music, and merchandise from the Museum Store featuring student art work, handmade jewelry, home goods, and more. Event is rain or shine.

Source: Pop-Up in the Plaza: An Open Air Market

Summertime Social – Legends

Sunday, June 25 at 3 PM – 9 PM


Summertime Social is back for another round!! June 25th join us again for the hottest Indoor/Outdoor Sunday Funday Brunch Party at BAM Philly!

#drinkbrunchdance away your Sunday with music from DJs Kevin Kong & Craig Dash!!
Drink Specials from Red Bull, Austin East Ciders, Diageo & Stateside Vodka will be poured by our Legends, Steve Papa, Dave Everitt, Brian Tone, and Jason Hoban – YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!

Join us early for $25 Mimosa/Bloody Mary Pitchers from 11am – 3pm. Call 215-923-1596 to make your reservations asap.

Outdoor Drink. Outdoor Dance. Repeat.

Source: Summertime Social – Legends

Support the Rail Park Construction Tickets, Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite


In October 2016, the Center City District (CCD) broke ground on Phase 1 of the Rail Park. Stretching from Broad Street at Noble to Callowhill between 11th and 12th Streets, this historic quarter mile will soon become our city’s newest elevated public park, with a distinctive design that celebrates Philadelphia’s industrial past and cultural heritage.

Join us on Thursday, June 29 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Prohibition Taproom as we grow awareness of the project and raise funds to help us close the funding gap for Phase 1 construction.

Proceeds from the sale of select drafts and a signature cocktail will go directly to support construction.

Receive Rail Park Construction updates from Center City District.

Support the Rail Park through the Center City District Foundation.




Prohibition Taproom

Source: Support the Rail Park Construction Tickets, Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Call for Artists – Hurry Up and Wait — Asian Arts Initiative

Hurry Up and Wait
A juried exhibition at Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia
Curated by Adriel Luis

Exhibition: September 1 – December 15, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 6-8pm
Submission Deadline: Monday, July 10, 2017

Migration can seem like a single, bold act – the crossing over a border, the trip across an ocean, the transport from point A to point B. But the process is actually a series of steps that include correspondences, forms and often a whole lot of waiting – these individual tasks can be their own bureaucracies, each shrouded in mystery and inconsistency, despite the millions of people throughout the world who navigate them.

Recently, immigration in the United States has become even more convoluted, with ad-hoc travel bans, stop-and-go deportation policies and hearsay visa requirements all adding confusion to an already-complex experience.

Hurry Up and Wait is an exhibition featuring art that explores these moments within a moment. Hidden between the drama and debate of immigration are nuances, glitches, errors and fineprint that can be frustrating, mundane, anti-climactic – and sometimes even surprisingly simple. Here we encounter the tensions where policy and humanity meet – the range of emotions, wonder, assumptions and discoveries that make migration much more than simply a political issue.


Submission Deadline: Monday, July 10, 2017
Exhibition: September 1 – December 15, 2017

We invite professional and emerging artists (including recent graduates of matriculated programs) working in any medium (visual artists, writers & poets, musicians, performers) to submit one (1) to three (3) original artworks that explore the theme of immigration. Works will be selected by the Adriel Luis, the curator of this exhibition.

Monday, July 10 All applications due
Mid-July Notifications Sent
Aug 28-31 Drop-off for selected artworks at Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street
Aug 31 Final Day to receive shipped artworks
Friday, Sept 8 Opening Reception

Entry forms must be complete and submitted online only. There is no entry fee.
All submissions must be received by Monday, July 10 at 11:59pm EST.

Please complete the Entry Form here: “Hurry up and Wait” Submission Form
Please send additional images and artist resume to gallery@asianartsinitiative.org.

Application Specifications
Support material can include images of your artwork, Microsoft Word files, and/or a list of links to video/audio files.
Images must be saved as JPG files at 72dpi and must be no larger than 2000 pixels in any direction.
Each file name should correspond with the entry form. For example, Jane Doe’s image should be titled “DoeJ1 Untitled.” You may include up to 3 additional details of each work.
Video and Audio files should not exceed 3 minutes (excerpts will be accepted) and should be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Soundcloud.

Accepted artworks must be dropped off at Asian Arts Initiative between Monday August 28 and Thursday August 31. All work dropped off must be delivered in a reusable container. Asian Arts Initiative is located at 1219 Vine Street, and is open from 10a to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Asian Arts Initiative is able to provide limited support for shipping selected artworks to/from the gallery. All shipped artworks must arrive in a reusable container, and be received at 1219 Vine Street by Thursday, August 31.

Selected artists will receive a modest honorarium for their participation in the exhibition.

Each accepted artist will receive a loan agreement. All Artwork(s) will be insured once received by Asian Arts Initiative, as well as for the duration of the exhibition, installation, and de-installation periods.

Please email gallery@asianartsinitiative.org with any questions.

Located in Philadelphia’s burgeoning Chinatown North neighborhood, Asian Arts Initiative is a multidisciplinary arts center where all people — across experience and skill levels, age, race, and class backgrounds — can view and create art that reflects our lives, as well as think critically and creatively about the future we want to build for our communities. For more information: http://www.asianartsinitiative.org

Adriel Luis is a musician, poet, visual artist, curator and coder from the California Bay Area. Adriel is currently based in Washington DC as the Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where his team has been developing a series of “culture labs” as community-created alternatives to traditional museum exhibitions. He is also a founding member of the psychedelic spoken word collective iLL-Literacy, and moonlights on design projects with artists and non-profits. Adriel frequently travels, with particular interest in how digital space shapes global communities. Adriel can be found across online platforms as @DRZZL. http://drzzl.com

Source: Call for Artists – Hurry Up and Wait — Asian Arts Initiative