Housing and Finances in the Creative Economy

Attention all artists, musicians, and creatives: Have you ever wondered about credit building? Or the first steps to becoming a home owner? Or wanted free pizza on a Monday night? NKCDC and Frankford Ave Arts is hosting a “Housing and Finances in the Creative Economy” workshop on Monday, February 26th! The workshop will be at[…]

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours – A Festival

P.O.S.T is here!

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours is a visual arts festival of self-guided tours. Here are some of the exciting things going on in the 19125/19134 area along with a complete list of local artists and websites below.

Have fun!


Coral Street Arts House’s First Critique Night!

Wednesday, September 21st from 7-9pm, please join us in the Coral Street Arts House’s community room to discuss your recent art work. Each person attending is invited to bring one piece to  show, whether in progress or finished, for group critique. Of course you are not required to bring work, we would just like to establish a support[…]

June First Friday Details!


Check out Hunter Yoder, Patricia Hall, and Jacob Bruner’s Hex signs at The Hex Factory, a block west of Frankford on Cumberland


Summer is here, and what better place to spend a warm June night than strolling and perusing on Frankford Avenue?  You’ll find awesome cloths, jewelry, food, and drink, as well as the coolest, most creative people in Philadelphia!

All summer long (except July) during First Fridays NKCDC’s Garden Center will host craft vendors from the neighborhood who will offer their wares for sale to the perusing public.  Sign ups for the rest of the summer are still available by contacting Laura (lsemmelroth(at)nkcdc.org).  Soon the NKCDC Garden Center will also host a compost co-op, and a distribution point for the Farms to Families CSA program!

Check out the gallery listings after the jump.


Jaunuary 1st Friday


The Rocket Cat Café presents Out of our Element by By Alexa de los Reyes















It’s a New Year, and the creative people on and along Frankford Avenue are meeting it with new work and new creative energy.  Shake off the sloth that a New Year’s revelry can leave you with and get your butt down to Frankford Avenue Friday Night!

Oh, and don’t forget to keep your eye out for Albert!  Snap a picture, and tag both him (his full name is “Albert OfKensington“) and yourself to be enetered for a change to win a vintage Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby Tshirt!

Check out gallery listings after the jump.


October First Friday

October 1st is going to be an exciting Friday in Kensington and Fishtown.  There will be art, music, and even some Halloween “treats”.  Click through to find out whats going on where!
"Hallowed Halloween" at Proximity Gallery Presented by The Autumn Society and Philadelphia Cartoonist Society

“Hallowed Halloween” at Proximity Gallery Presented by The Autumn Society and Philadelphia Cartoonist Society