Financial Workshop Series Starting Next Week!

The Art Dept. is hosting a workshop series beginning next week on keys to becoming a financially successful artist. Don’t miss your chance to register! Workshops will be held the final four Tuesdays in May (10th, 17th, 24th & 31st) at 6:30 pm   More info and registration information can be found here.

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May First Friday

May First Friday!

April showers, bring May First Friday! Check out all the awesome happenings going on this month. Here’s the full run down: The Art Dept 1638 E Berks The Art Dept. is proud to present Crime Wave: New Works by James Heimer. Join us for the opening reception Friday, May 6th from 6-9PM. Heimer earned his […]

April First Friday!

Sorry everyone, no First Friday this month… …APRIL FOOLS! Come celebrate the first First Friday of the Spring with a special April Fools edition of this month’s events! Here’s the full run down: The Art Dept 1638 E Berks A Quivering Glisten Join us for the opening reception of A Quivering Glisten: new works by […]

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March First Friday

Spring is right around the corner. That means a ton of awesome stuff happening this First Friday. For REAL! Here’s a round up of all the happenings: The Art Dept 1638 E Berks Run For It: New Works by Kay Healy Opening reception Friday, March 4th 6-9pm Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – […]

Arts Funding Opportunity: ArtsCONNECT

ArtsCONNECT provides funding for mid-Atlantic-based presenters working collaboratively to engage a performing artist or ensemble. The program develops and deepens relationships among the region’s presenters, helping build a more sustainable touring environment for artists and ensembles. A competitive, peer-panel-reviewed program, ArtsCONNECT support tours developed by consortia of at least three presenters from a minimum two […]



March in Spring at Greensgrow

We are very excited about kicking off the 2016 season. Our March Workshop line up for kitchen and garden lovers is online at (and details are below), we hope you can help spread the word!   Our Summer CSA membership opens up on February 26 this year, it’s National CSA Sin Up Day. We […]

February First Friday

Brrr…it’s cold out there! What better way to warm up your bones and your souls than with February First Friday? Here’s a round up of all the awesome things happening: The Art Dept 1638 E Berks “Re:mark” collaborative works by Janette Chien and Wayne Kleppe Opening reception Friday, February 5th 6-9pm Food and Drinks generously […]



Local Business Spotlight: Front Street Cafe

Front Street Cafe is a neighborhood Cafe open for breakfast, lunch & dinner featuring a coffee shop, fresh juice bar, restaurant with garden seating, indoor outdoor bars and private upstairs event space. FDC is the brainchild of owner Nicole Barclay, a long time resident of Fishtown. She is a mother of two, an avid yoga […]

NEW Arts-related Grants

Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the nation’s only arts funder to award grants in all 50 states and U.S. jurisdictions. As the first step in its funding process, the NEA has posted application guidelines for the Art Works and Challenge America categories for art projects anticipated to take place in 2017. […]



January First (err…Second) Friday

The New Year is here! And with it that means the year’s first First Friday! …well technically  Second Friday, but you get the idea. Here’s a round up of all the awesome things happening:   The Art Dept 1638 E Berks A continuation of “Better Ghosts” new works by Kate Glasheen Motherheart Studio 530 E […]