Fracas Spotlight: Smak Parlour Fashion Truck

The Smak Parlour Fashion Truck is a mobile boutique carrying hip, affordable women’s clothing and accessories. The fabulous 25 ft. box truck has a street-art inspired wrap and is outfitted with a dressing room, skylight, a/c, track lighting, french doors, vintage furniture and hardwood floors. The Fashion Truck carries the best selling styles from the nearly[…]

Fracas Spotlight: Forge & Finish

Forge & Finish is a jewelry and accessory collective that creates innovative and sharp designs for those with a keen eye for detail and conceptual pieces. Forge & Finish is home to Bombita Designs, Demure De Rigueur and Lace Army. With backgrounds in sculpture, textiles, furniture manufacturing, painting, metal smithing and ceramics, our combined trades[…]

Fracas Spotlight: Benjamin Howard

Benjamin Howard draws and paints anthropomorphic characters, monsters, people, fish in urban landscapes.  Currently he has work hanging at Higher Grounds coffee shop in northern liberties and soon to be hung at Fishtown’s very own Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen. He is also working on some neighborhood murals at The Saint (Front and Girard) as[…]

Fracas Spotlight: Little Berlin

  Little Berlin is an artist-run collective and gallery space located in North Philadelphia. Founded in 2007, they became a collective organization in March 2009. Their main focus is curatorial projects and exhibitions, and they also host music events, performances and badminton tournaments. Each month, a member of little berlin or guest curates a show[…]

Fracas Spotlight: MPDESIGNSHOP/Dennis Murphy

Ever wonder what moved into the old Square Peg storefront on Frankford Ave?  Well meet Dennis Murphy of MPDESIGNSHOP.  His design studio is located at 2527 Frankford Ave (what was Square Peg) but his full shop is always available online.  Their work is primarily involved with designing and manufacturing a curated selection of handmade industrial[…]

Fracas Spotlight: LALALA Art Stuffs

 This fracas artist describes his work as a “mish-mash of random art stuffs…” which also sounds a lot like the fracas event itself.   His playful, halloween-y, whimsical paintings & sculptures are sure to please the oblique-minded cunning-folk.  Find more of his work on his website or on Etsy. NAME: LALALA Arts Stuff FAVORITE THING ABOUT[…]