October First Friday!

Come to the parklette unveiling at Little Baby’s!  Celebrate National Pizza Month!  see 70 weapons by 70 artists at Black Vulture! Help end domestic violence at Lutheran Settlement House!  Its an awesome month for First Friday!

Details after the jump.

Here it is! September First Friday:

Black Vulture Gallery
208 E Girard

Choose Your Weapon .  70 artist 70 weapons  beverages by Barrys home brew outlet 6 pm -11pm

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)
Come check out new autumnal soy candles from Gritty City such as Campfire and Spruce, as you sip on complimentary mulled cider and snacks.
Special Sale items!

Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford
Frightened Rabbit w/ Flashlights upstairs at 8pm

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!

Fishtown Tavern
1301 Frankford Ave

Happy Hour 5-7pm, $1 off all beer, liquor, wine and food.
Also – looking for artists for First Friday’s, please email inquiries to fishtowntavern@gmail.com…

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.

The Lola Bean Cafe
1325 Frankford

“Art of Remer”
Mixed media with the accompaniment of monsters.
6-9p with sips and bites provided.




Lutheran Settlement House
1400 Frankford
MEN CAN© Prevent Domestic Violence Kick-Off Event
Enjoy live music and festivities with us and our MEN CAN partners! Manly food trucks! Craft beer! S’mores and more!
In partnership with the Institute for Safe Families and Menergy.

Angler Movement Arts Center
1550 E Montgomery
(about 200′ east of Frankford)
First Friday Runway Show with Delicious Boutique!  Our models will be heading down the runway at 7pm, but they will be doing much more than simply walking- they will be showing off their magnificent clothing in a variety of movement and dance; all among the amazing artwork of Deborah Curtiss. This is not going to be a First Friday that you want to miss! Check out Delicious online!

House Gallery 1816
1816 Frankford

The POST Show
Douglas Bermudez, Henry Bermudez, Michelle Marcuse, Renny Molenaar
Free Artist Seminars during POST Oct 20th and 21st.. See website

Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
1834 Frankford

Process Show: Wood
Artists: Lewis Colburn,  Ryan McCartney, Barry Parker, Stephanie Pierce, Ben Quinn-Kerins, George Schwab, John Shoemaker, Kevin van Zanten and Andrew Wilkinson

The Garage
1864 Frankford

The garage showcases the industrial arts of woodwork from East Coast Construction, letterpress from Cleanwash Letterpress, and motorcycle design by Urban Cycle Works.

Rocket Cat
2001 Frankford

A visiting artist will show in this venerable coffee shop.

F&N Gallery at Circle of Hope
2009 Frankford

Armand Mckissick’s interestingly textured paintings of animals.

Heathen Salon
2021 Frankford

A house salon, all are welcomed.

Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
2030 Frankford Ave

7-8 pm – Free Beginner-Level Argentine Tango Class
No partner needed!

Space 2033
2033 Frankford

creative & healing arts studio, new show, 6pm
We bring you the work of artists at the forefront of the visionary art movement – using art as “a tool for personal, spiritual, planetary growth and transformation”, emphasizing “creativity as the foundation of consciousness and an agent of social change”.

A conference called Psychedemia took place at UPenn last weekend, where scholars and researchers from across the country in the fields of medicine, psychology, neuroscience, ethics, rhetoric, and anthropology discussed recent ideas and discoveries in psychedelic studies.
The conference also showcased the work of these world-renowned visionary artists.
We are happy to have this work here for October!

Giclées by:
Amanda Sage – www.amandasage.com
Android Jones – www.androidjones.com
Adam Scott Miller – www.corpuscallosum.cc
Andrew Debernardi – www.debernardivision.com

First Friday opening 6-10pm, refreshments.
Musical atmosphere provided by DJ John Schenk aka Tantrum Tonic.
Digital Alchemy. Consciousness and color.

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

Highwire Gallery
2040 Frankford Ave

Play, an exhibit by Karen Steen
Highwire is extending an invitation for a play-date. Come out to Fishtown to get your fill of visual whimsy and delicacy. Highwire member, Karen Steen, is offering up a serving of mixed media which delights the appetite of both eyes and mind. An excerpt from her artist statement follows…
Play is a state of mind where you step away, let your imagination go, experiment, consider alternatives, indulge in some risk. When making art, I try to seriously play. Whimsy, movement and interaction are sensibilities that run through my recent work, now on display at Highwire Gallery. “Drawing with scissors”, a term coined by Matisse for the process he used to produce his colorful abstract collages, is the method I use to discover fresh playful shapes.  By cutting from a variety of papers, some altered through staining, printing, and immersion in liquid, I give complexity to surfaces, and invite the viewer in for a close up view.  The collages and relief sculptures also explore my continuing interest in living things – their intricate web of diversity, and how they thrive, cycle, and interconnect.

Pickled Heron
2218 Frankford

French Inspired Cuisine Open 5-11pm BYOB/Cash only.
On display;
Shadow & Light the works of Harry J August, His black and white images of Paris will be on our walls all month.

Soup Kitchen
2146 E Susquehanna

Soup Kitchen Cafe is pleased to present Hot Messes: Satirical pastel portraits by Hannah Taylor.
Soup Kitchen will be offering five dollar specials with complimentary beer.

Gravy Studio & Gallery
2212 Sepviva

Mark Havens / Monster Factory
First Friday Preview: Oct. 5, 6:30pm-10pm
DesignPhiladelphia Reception: Oct. 12, 6pm-9pm
POST Open Studio Tour: Oct. 20 & 21, 1pm-5pm

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!

Little Baby’s Ice Cream
2311 Frankford

Come for the unveiling of Frankford Ave’s first Parklette at 5:30pm! There will be dignitaries including Councilman Squilla and Rina Cutler from the Mayors Office of Transportation and Utilities! And Ice Cream masquerading as a feeling! Also: new flavor alert!  This ones got peanut chews!

Pizza Brain
2313 Frankford

October is national pizza month!
To help celebrate, we’re unveiling our ‘philly pizzalebrity wall of fame’ by local artist hawk krall in our back courtyard. hawk will be present to answer questions, as well as show preliminary sketches of how it came to be.
we’re also welcome our first ‘pizza artist of the month’ to philly by way of brooklyn, NY.
Rob Corradetti (http://killeracid.com/about) will be featured on our gallery walls this month, and will be hanging out october 5th selling some pizza centric shirts and buttons.
we’ll also be serving some limited time only pizza specially created for that first friday event!


Gear Forms – Industrial Americana and Salvage
2128 E Arizona
(200′ west of Frankford)
Re-purposed foundry patterns, furniture, and salvaged materials.

Atlantis the lost Bar
Frankford & Hagert
Atlantis the Lost Bar presents the artwork of Lindsey Stephenson. Drink specials all night.

Little Berlin
Boston & Coral

Punk Arcade
Curated by Sarah Brin and Lee Tusman
Punk Arcade is an alternative arcade featuring seven games meant to represent the range of work produced by the DIY videogame community.
Games: Keep Me Occupied by Anna Anthropy, Big Huggin’ by Lindsay Grace, Tennnes by Jan Willem Nijman, Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure by Ryan and Cassie Creighton, Can You Jump It 3D by Steven “Increpare” Lavelle, The Immoral Ms. Panic by Hannah Epstein, Jetpack Basketball by Messhoff

Also, The Little Berlin Fairgrounds will be holding a reception on First Friday in October to celebrate the construction of a sculpture created by the artists of the Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corporation.

2419 Frankford
“Bleach Blue” a group exhibition curated by Sean Gerstley
October 7-November 14
Closing Reception Thursday, November 8th, 6-9pm

Hex Factory
2080 E Cumberland (about 400 feet west of Frankford)
The paintings of Brian Washburn and Jon Allen.

Walking Fish Theatre

2509 Frankford
Check out The Puppet Manual-festo Saturday and Sunday!

Portside Arts Center
2531 East Lehigh Avenue
On First Friday: FREE PUMPKIN PAINTING NIGHT must call to register 215-427-1514

->Saturday, October 13th, 2012 3:00pm-6:00pm<-

A Look into Community Health: Port Richmond, Philadelphia
presented by the Clean Air Council
Location: Starboard Side Art Gallery (2531 E. Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA)

Join the Clean Air Council at the Starboard Side Art Gallery for the Photovoice Exhibition in Port Richmond! Bring your family, friends, and co-workers and come out to learn about issues of public health and enjoy our talented participants’ work!

Through community photography, digital journalism and drawings the Clean Air Council depicted the public health concerns of Port Richmond. Our participants, who ranged from children in Portside Summer Art Camp to members of other non-profit community organizations, visually documented their concerns about anything from traffic safety and construction to diesel exhaust and piles of trash. They captured the good (what we like about Port Richmond) and the bad (what needs to be improved) so improvements can be made.

In conjunction with the Photovoice project 30 local artists will also be showing photographs. Many of the works are of Philadelphia or from the area which complements the Photovoice project.

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