THIS WEEKEND: POST in the River Wards

For city-wide POST participating artists click here.  Kensington and Fishtown are sister neighborhoods located just north of Girard Avenue, and home to countless established and emerging artists. A destination for urban pioneers, these eclectic neighborhoods bring together strong communities of artists represented by gallery spaces, quickly-developing retail and commercial districts, and a grassroots spirit you[…]

Arts Business Spotlight: Made & Maker

A newcomer to the boutique scene on Frankford Ave, Made and Maker is a well-curated selection of vintage finds and unique designs focusing on clothes, shoes, housewares, jewelry and other artwork.  Need a pair of roller skates?  How about hand-made mittens from a reservation outside Vancouver?  A pink velvet romper?  They have it all! There’s[…]

Neighborhood Artist turns 99!

Marie Ulmer turns 99 years Marie will celebrate her 99th birthday on August 31. Marie is Kensington’s most notable artist. Her house and home was on Howard St just around the corner from Berks St, in which, she resided mostly all her life. It was only a few years ago that she needed to move[…]

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[…]

Micro-Grant Opportunity from the Awesome Foundation

What is the Awesome Foundation? The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time. Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given[…]