August First Friday!

image by Sean Bolton featured at Gravy Studio

image by Sean Bolton featured at Gravy Studio


Details after the jump.

Here it is! July First Friday:

Black Vulture Gallery
208 E Girard

Breath of the black muse 2.   Group art show. Over 50 artist live music and beverages 7pmtill 11 pm

Xhale Lounge
453 E Girard
Come in and enjoy a Cigar!  6:30p to 11p (18 & up only)

Craft Foundry
701 Belgrade
(across from Whipped)
Browse hand bound books & jewelry, light refreshments will be served!

Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford
Phreak N Queer Presents – Hot Rods and Mustang Sallies

Frankford Hall Beer Garden
1210 Frankford

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 half-liter of Franziskaner Hefeweizen or a $6 glass of Gruner Veltliner (white wine)!  Be sure to thank them for supporting the local art scene!

1309 Frankford

Phone: 215.426.7007
Objects for Home & Store Design
Industrial for re-purposing
Architectural elements
Mid-Century Modern
Ornamental Iron
Art & Antiques
(Hours: Friday & Saturday noon to 7pm)

20th Century by HKFA
1311 Frankford

an important selection of well curated 20th century finds

Adorn Boutique
1314 Frankford
Lovely Jewelry, clothes, and accessories.



Art Machine Productions
1345 Frankford

Opposing Civilizations (an 18+ event)
Triforce—Video game art show

Angler Movement Arts Center
1550 E Montgomery (about 200′ east of Frankford)
Angler Movement Arts Center presents our “Lure” performance series at the studio, 1550 E Montgomery Ave in Fishtown.
A wine reception featuring local artist Miriam Dretler will start at 6pm, and gourmet cupcakes by Nutmeg will be available for purchase (YUM!!). Our free performance will start at 8pm, showcasing performances by Denise Shubin from the Shubin Theatre, Miriam Dretler, and more!


1817 Frankford

Vintage clothing, original design, jewels, local art, found objects, snacks, 6 – 9pm

Rocket Cat
2001 Frankford

A visiting artist will show in this venerable coffee shop.

F&N Gallery
2009 Frankford

Ekaterina Popova The Blue Series

Heathen Salon
2021 Frankford

A house salon, all are welcomed.

Part Time Studios
2031 Frankford

Enteric Sarah Boyce & Brooke Hine.  Both paintings and sculpture embellish the morbid beauty of human flesh and bones.

2039 Frankford
Drunkards & Grifters not welcome.
Browse the prints, antiques, and coins!

Pickled Heron
2218 Frankford

French Cuisine Open 5-11pm BYOB/Cash only.

Soup Kitchen
2146 E Susquehanna

Rob Mckeage: “Blind Creatures (in a seeing world)” – a solo photography show. With music by  Soul Deep Dave.

Gravy Studio & Gallery
2212 Sepviva

Photography by Sean Bolton, come have your portrait taken by Sean!

Liberty Vintage Cycle
2212 Sepviva

Vintage Motorcycles on Display.

Groove Hound
2236 Frankford

Bring all of your doggie questions and concerns or just come for a barking-good time!

Atlantis the lost Bar
Frankford & Hagert
Steve Seese Landscape Photography
With all the drink specials you can handle.

Little Berlin
Boston & Coral
HUNG: Little Berlin Member Show
We are pleased to announce Little Berlin’s August exhibition entitled HUNG, a group show with work by our present and past members. It is set to open First Friday, August 3rd at 6pm. The exhibition will be on view through August 18th. Gallery hours are Saturdays 12pm to 5pm and by appointment.
“HUNG” reflects the installation method of the exhibition and recent occurrences at the gallery. The artwork will be HUNG from the ceiling to give cohesion to the variety of work presented, which will include: paintings, drawings, fabric art, sculptures, video, installation art, and performance art. Last winter, the status of Little Berlin was in limbo due to financial difficulties, but the gallery recovered through vigorous fundraising and advocacy by its members and supporters. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue our mission, within our neighborhood and the greater Philadelphia art community, to encourage experimentation and to be open to the myriad ways of art-making. We’re approaching the initial planning stages for our 2013 season, and, with many new members joining and new ideas informing the collective, we want to keep our audience hanging on new possibilities.
Participating artists are: Kelani Nichole, Angela McQuillan, Lee Tusman, Alana Bograd, Caitlin McCormack, Marshall James Kavanaugh, Alex Walcroft, Samantha Reedy, Masha Badinter, Andy Molholt, Eileen Lillian Doyle, Tyler Kline.

In the Fairgrounds (2009 E. York st. 19125):
The Wanderings of Turtle Island
By Francesco Lovascio di Santis
he Wanderings of Turtle Island, a multimedia fine visual art series in process for twelve years and spanning over a thousand sequential originals, of multiple inter-permeated temporal spans, will exhibit for just one day at The Little Berlin Fairgrounds.The artist would most like to speak to those who show up on this “Information Dirt Road” to read these grammatically-diverse swaths of narrative synergy about living freely in a world not entirely free. Theartist, named Cesco Vascio for short, and Francesco Lovascio di Santis for long, has primarily developed his style in isolation, remaining a self-taught creative, who, if summoned by communities with resonate values may lend his “media solidarity.”
Friday August 3rd 6pm-dusk

2419 Frankford
Fjord is pleased to announce the following list of artists as part of our next group show titled “Red Herring”. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 3rd from 6-10.

Matt Bollinger
Angela Dufresne
Jackie Gendel
Doron Langberg
Jason Mones
Andy Pomykalski
Kyle Staver

Curated by: Sean Robert FitzGerald
Essay by: Jennie Sears

Hex Factory
2080 E Cumberland (about 400 feet west of Frankford)
Hex signs by Hunter Yoder in front gallery & band photography by Rachel Yoder in the rear gallery  10% discount on anything purchased on First Friday

Walking Fish Theatre

Closed for First Friday in preparation for Intensive Acting classes

Portside Arts Center
2531 East Lehigh Avenue
Free 1st Friday Family Art Class. Starting in June we will be offering a free arts & crafts class free to all. We would love to see parents taking this class with their children, working together and creating valuable memories. Spending even just one and a half hours with your child could make a world of difference.  Call 215-427-1514 to sign up!
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