Its not so hot, you’ve been to the shore, and Frankford Avenue is officially the smoothest street in Philadelphia, at least for now! Come to Fishtown and East Kensington for stimulating art, the city’s coolest most fun people, and a smooth ride!
Also – be sure to stop by the First Friday Craft Bazaar at Frankford and Berks – featuring a wheat pasting exhibition, tarot readings, local vendors, music and more!
Check out the gallery listings after the jump.
*All events run from 6pm to 9pm unless otherwise noted
Black Vulture Gallery
208 E Girard
A solo Exhibition by Hoode with music by Soul Radiation 6 pm – 11 pm food and drink also music starts at 9 pm
Phantasmagoria Circus: 10PM-12:30AM
VIDEO: Phantasmagoria Circus Fire show 1 (7-1-11) @Bookspace
Frankford Hall Beer Garden
The Hall is offering a special discount for First Friday Participants: bring your handbill or show this online FF listing when ordering for a $5 liter of Franziskaner Hefeweizen or a $6 glass of Gruner Veltliner (white wine)!
Objects for Home & Store Design
Industrial for repurposing
Art & Antiques
(Hours: Friday & Saturday noon to 7pm)
1314 frankford ave.
Come check the lovely jewelry and cloths!
The Lola Bean
two percent to glory
Vintage clothes, cheese and wine!
First Friday Craft Bazaar!
Shera –Girlyfied Gear
Justin – Communitea – Silk Screened Items
Carol Ann Clark and Donna Marie Anderson – crocheted items
Minna – Craft Foundry
Eva – Eva E. Glassworks
Mary Jane Reilley – Yaya bags and more
Patricia Krupa – Photos & Jewelry
Richard Kraus – watercolors, including local buildings of note
Deadfish Media Group – Graphic Apparel
Riverward – Jewelry and Prints
Christopher Streeter – Engraving and wood cuts
Lauren Langley – Tarot Card Readings
Justin DeRosa – Photo Prints
Karen & Marley Bice – Jewelry
Wheat Paste Your Heart Out – a community art project coming to a wall near you! Artists will demonstrate wheat pasting technique live before your eyes!
A house salon, all are welcomed.
Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
Free Beginner Class this and every Friday, 8:30-9:30 pm. Stay afterward for dancing & refreshments until midnight.
2033 Frankford Ave
A multi purpose venue and gallery
Leotah’s Place Coffeehouse
2033 E York
Erik Nielsen‘s Vignettes: a show of photographs dedicated to quiet moments, elegant compositions and the art of the still life.
Dealers in rare coins, stamps, prints and ephemera: E.G. Marshall & Associates is a whole new store.
Exhibit…Work in Progress
Liberty Vintage / Cycle Studios offers a mix of antique motorcycles and the primal art of indusrty. Hosting its monthly FF ride in cycle meet & show off session,mixed with its upstairs print shop BYO studios and its new photography co-op/gallery “GRAVY”.. its sure to please and entertain as always..cocktails from 7pm – 12pm..music and snacks.
Atlantis the lost Bar
Frankford & Hagert
Drink specials and local art!
Elite Training Fitness
Scott Knowlton started taking pictures while on a journalistic assignment in Cuba in 2008. After the first shutter click, he was hooked. He started taking pictures of anything and everything that caught his eye through the lens. Since those first pictures in Cuba, he’s focused on landscapes and portraits alike and has a real affinity for images that captivate.
His gallery will feature landscapes and portraits on wrap-around canvases as well as framed prints of some of his most popular work taken in and around Philadelphia. And of course, some of those original photos from Cuba will be in the mix as well.
Jon, a native of Trenton, New Jersey is often known for his video, experimental music and installation works and this show explores his earlier paintings that often focuses on a darker side of American Dystopia. There is an interesting parallel to his work that one might find in paintings by artists such as Pieter Bruegel, Hieronymus Bosch, Henri Rousseau, Jean Dubuffet, Joe Coleman & primitivist artists as well as late 20th century heavy metal, grindcore & punk rock culture.
meet the artist plus live experimental music by JLA on Friday, September 2, 2011 5-9:30pm
Open August 6-September 30th by appontment. Please contact to make appointment: email firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 215-873-7315
2430 Coral (Next to Coral Street Arts House)
An exhibition of three web-based artist groups: Computers Club, Manifest.AR and F.A.T. The artists in these groups are located in cities all over the globe, including Berlin, New York, London, Phoenix, Boston, Amsterdam among others – many of them have been working together closely online for years but have never met in person. This show examines the history and structure of the groups and looks at the diverse processes and approach of the artist working on the interwebz.
Work in the show ranges from creative coding projects like browser extensions and spatial recognition, to augmented reality public art, to browser-based motion art and physical installations.
Artists include: Krist Wood, Robert Lorayn, Duncan Malashock, Travess Smalley, Petra Cortright, Will Pappenheimer, Mark Skwarek, Christopher Manzione, John Craig Freeman, Sander Veenhof, Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, Todd Magolis, Greg Leuch, Tobias Leingruber, Aram, Barthol, Theodore Watson, Golan Levin, Borna Sammak…and more.
There will be an opening reception on First Friday, August 5th that includes performance, demonstrations, virtual tours and barbecue. Please join us from 6-10PM at little berlin, located in the courtyard at the Viking Mill: 2430 Coral Street, Philadelphia 19125. Parking for bikes and cars is readily available.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Open Web Studio will be held on Monday August 15th from 6-9PM. There will be a presentation on the process of creating augmented reality work, from a technical perspective. Additionally, artists working in AR will share their perspective on the technology and their creative approach to working with this emerging medium.
An online exhibit and digital catalog is available at distributedcollectives.net. The show runs from August 5th until August 27th, 2011. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 12-5PM.
Walking Fish Theatre
2511 Frankford Ave
Tommy D Naked Man Presents: Variety Show Buffs in the Buff
A clothing optional Art and Poetry Extravaganza
$8 – 7:30pm email email@example.com for more details
The below galleries will hold their openings on Saturday August 9th, because we know you need to come back for more.