POST in the River Wards!

It’s that time of year again, PHILADELPHIA OPEN STUDIO TOURS! POST is an opportunity for people to see the behind-the-scenes of operating a gallery space or artist studio. It’s a chance to appreciate the work and effort that goes into independently operated art spaces. POST is also an opportunity to discover new art spaces in[…]

Fringe Festival September 7th-21st!

  Fringe Festival is right around the corner! The event is scheduled to take place from September 7th until the 21st, and it is a wonderful opportunity to explore and support Philadelphia’s local art scene. The festival draws more than 40,000 people to the city and showcases works featuring dance, comedy, visual art, and spoken word[…]

Cities around the World Unite through Music!

On Wednesday, June 21st, Philadelphia will be participating in Make Music Day, an “all day, open access, free ‘do it yourself’ festival.” The festival is curated by the Make Music Alliance and spans 750 cities in 120 countries. This is a fortuitous opportunity for artists of all skill levels and experience to showcase their talent[…]

River Wards Community Mixtape!

The River Wards Sound Collective, a musician and music entrepreneur cooperative housed by NKCDC, is seeking submissions for songs and cover art as an upcoming community mixtape project! We’re asking for entries of one song or piece of artwork sent to RiverWardsSoundCollective@gmail.com. Submissions are due by midnight on April 17th! Any and all genres are encouraged to[…]

Introducing River Wards Sound Collective!

Taking a stroll through the menagerie of neighborhoods that make up the River Wards, it’s impossible to ignore the palpable presence of musicians, record stores, venues, and music related businesses.  NKCDC , through Frankford Avenue Arts, believes in harnessing our area’s artistic strengths in order to promote community development and growth. As such, NKCDC is[…]

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[…]

Big plans for 2016!

Remember a couple of months ago when you saw those posts about an artist survey floating around?  Thanks again for all your input, and don’t worry we listened!  The top four responses for what would be most valuable for artists in the neighborhood were: 1. Opportunities for public art installations in the neighborhood 2. Online[…]

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.