Updated: Jun 15, 2022
Neighborhood News and Notes
After two years away, we cannot wait to celebrate the return of the Fairmount Arts Crawl next weekend, on Sunday, June 26 from noon to 4pm. This event has long brought neighbors together and new attention to our community's creators, while drawing new visitors to our local businesses - looking forward to seeing you there!
This weekend - Saturday, June 18 - be sure to visit CADO, an experiential art fair and makers market highlighting the Philadelphia region’s Black artists, small businesses, and makers, curated by Debora Charmelus. It's happening in an amazing space at 19th and Oxford; click here for more details and tickets. Our business spotlight for the month is Sulimay Salon & Barber Studio. Follow Fairmount CDC on social media for more from Sulimay's throughout June. There has been great press for a number of local businesses recently, including Era on Poplar Street, and The Monkey and The Elephant once more. Lastly, The Inquirer has updated their "best burgers in the city" list, and Bar Hygge and SpOt Gourmet Burgers received well-deserved recognition once again. Make sure these spots, and the rest of our neighborhood businesses, are a part of your plans this summer!
GAMBA Spotlight: Sulimay's Salon & Barber Studio
This month’s GAMBA business spotlight features Sulimay's Salon & Barber Studio, a Fairmount staple since 1963. Stay tuned for their spotlight week coming June 27th as well as an Instagram Takeover and live interview from their space.
GAMBA Networking Event: June 17th
The Greater Art Museum Business Alliance will host a Meet Up for neighborhood business-owners on Friday, June 17 from 8am to 9am at The Monkey and The Elephant on 2831 West Girard Avenue. Snacks and drinks will be provided! Please email email@example.com if you'd like to attend.
We are excited to be back in-person and able to create space for businesses to network with each other and share their ideas, questions, successes, and concerns. Through this event, Fairmount CDC hopes facilitate connections between GAMBA members while learning more about you, your businesses, and how the Greater Art Museum Business Alliance can better serve you through specific programming and support.
Fairmount Arts Crawl: June 26th
Join us for the Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl on Sunday, June 26th, from 12pm to 4pm. The event takes place in the Art Museum neighborhoods of Philadelphia, centered around Fairmount Avenue between 17th and 25th Streets. This FREE annual, indoor/outdoor festival for art lovers of all ages, transforms the Fairmount Avenue area into an eclectic showcase of local artists in its streets, restaurants, businesses, shops, cafes, and bars.
Featuring emerging and ground-breaking local artists in a range of media including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media, the festival will include 30+ artists and craft vendors.
PhillyiHub Launches August 5th!
We are currently accepting applications for the first cohort of PhillyiHub North beginning August 5th. The free six-week program helps current and aspiring entrepreneurs take their business idea to the next level, whatever their starting point. Those just beginning can receive assistance formalizing a business plan, while already existing business-owners can explore taking their business online, opening an in-person location, or hiring staff. Participants join evening, online classes across six weeks and receive expert advice and insight. Learn more and apply at fairmountcdc.org/phillyihub.