Fairmount Ave Arts crawl
The Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl is a free annual, indoor/outdoor festival for art lovers of all mediums, which transforms the Art Museum Area of Philadelphia into an eclectic showcase of local artists and performers in its streets, restaurants, businesses, shops and bars. The event features emerging and ground-breaking artists in a range of media including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media. The festival includes more than 40 exhibits in all! Children and families participate in craft-making activities, face painting, sidewalk chalk art and other entertainment. Each year the event attracts over 4,000 visitors to the Art Museum Area neighborhoods of Philadelphia.
Are you an artist who wants to show work in a pop-up gallery? A vendor who wants to sell hand-crafted arts along Fairmount Avenue? A supporter who wants to align their brand / message with an established arts festival / vibrant community? Learn more about each opportunity below.
Artists show inside alternative venues (like restaurants, offices and retailers). Artists are listed in our "crawl" map next to their host venue. We're excited to continue in 2018, a NO FEE policy for artists to show their work (except for a $50 refundable deposit). All artists are juried.
GAMBA Members who work off of Fairmount Avenue are invited to join us this year! We will provide space in front of Eastern State Penitentiary. As a GAMBA member you are invited to have information about your business or "sponsor" an outdoor artist. The vendor fee is $100. Registration info coming soon.
Venues are businesses or other physical locations in the Art Museum Area that wish to host an artist or program. They are listed on the "crawl" map with a description of their hosted artist / program. It is $125 (for GAMBA members) or $150 (non-members) to be an official venue.
Sponsors make the event possible. From on-site promotion to advance recognition in multiple forms, consider aligning your brand, mission or message with an established arts festival in one of Philadelphia's most dynamic neighborhoods.