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Frankford Avenue is the commercial core of Kensington cutting through and serving the adjacent Kensington neighborhoods of Fishtown, East Kensington, and Olde Richmond. Historically working class neighborhoods, the demographics in these neighborhoods are changing, particularly in Fishtown, with an influx of younger and more affluent households. Together with the momentum of redevelopment activity from neighborhoods south of Kensington, the development and appeal of Frankford Avenue as an arts corridor has helped spur recent investments along the corridor and in adjacent Kensington neighborhoods. This is evidenced by recent household growth and building permit activity. According to permit records from the City of Philadelphia, over 230 new construction permits were filed in the 19125 ZIP code in the last year alone, with 20 filed on Frankford Ave. New mixed‐use developments on Frankford Ave include Frankford Square, a 14‐unit luxury townhouse development with first‐floor commercial space, and a proposed 170‐unit multi‐family development with ground‐floor commercial. With an active business association and targeted corridor management providing technical support to businesses, streetscape improvements, and promotional events, opening up shop on Frankford Ave has never been easier. To learn more about Frankford Ave email Kae Anderson.
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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[…]
PPAC is partnering with Front Street Café to showcase member artwork! Starting in February, the second floor gallery at Front Street café will be available every other month for solo and group shows. This is a great opportunity for members to share what they’ve made with an audience that includes PPAC member community and our[…]
This month is packed with events, including many from First Friday first timers! Be sure to check out all of the October festivities… At Home Modern 526 E Girard Ave GRAND OPENING PARTY! 5-9 pm normal shop hours: first Friday, 4 to 8 first Saturday, 11 to 4 by appointment any time! Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard[…]
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[…]
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[…]
First Friday? Second Friday? How ’bout both?!?! Lot’s of great stuff happening around the neighborhood. Check it out… ♦ These events will take place on Second Friday The Art Dept. 1638 E Berks The Art Dept. is proud to welcome Michelle Avery Konczyk back to the space. Come join us for the opening reception[…]
The Philadelphia Cultural Fund Deadline: September 30, 2016 The Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF) was established in 1991 when Philadelphia’s Mayor and City Council authorized the creation of a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation whose mission was to provide funds to enhance the cultural life and vitality of the City of Philadelphia and its residents. The[…]
We got you covered for all the August First Friday happenings! Check it out… Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only. Vape O2 411 E Girard Summer Sale! All Zen juice – Buy 2 get 1 free All Premium juice 30% off Mods, Tanks, RDA’s – 20-50% off NicNacs4Peanuts[…]
Pop Up Polaroid will be throwing their one year anniversary party at The Art Dept. (1638 E Berks St.) on July 23rd from 3-7pm. There will be an exhibit of polaroid artists, an emulsion lift + negative bleaching workshop, a polaroid print swap, and of course, a photo booth. They’ll also be grilling summer BBQ[…]
Thanks to our friend at the Art Blog, for rounding these up. Check out their full post complete with some political art exhibitions happening across the city. Percent for Art Competition for a piece in Fairmount Park. The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy,[…]