Your Guide to the 2023 Fairmount Arts Crawl
Updated: May 19
Meet us on Fairmount Avenue for the 19th annual Arts Crawl, this Sunday, May 21 from 12 to 4pm. Below are some tips and details to make the most of the day.
Start off at the corner of 23rd and Fairmount walking east. Philly Art Center - 2333 Fairmount Avenue - will have a ‘make-and-take’ art station as well as student work on display. Next door, Sulimay's Salon & Barber Studio will be presenting the work of Chet Wichowski, a Fairmount resident and photographer! Compass Real Estate - The Welker Group at 2311 Fairmount Avenue is hosting Helena Grady, another local artist specializing in watercolors or gouache, opaque water based paint.
In the middle of the avenue is Neighborhood Potters - 2034 Fairmount Avenue - featuring sidewalk pottery demonstrations, and artists Sandi Pierantozzi, Neil Patterson, Anne Koszalka, Adam Ledford, Emma Pilon, Josephine Mette Larsen, Vivian Purcell and Jesse Warech. WellPoint Acupuncture - 2014 Fairmount - is presenting Maree Lavo a multimedia artist whose current work is with Japanese paper and archival photo paper. Across the street is Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Museum which has 16 site-specific artist installations, one new and 15 returning, currently on view and included in the price of admission.
On the sidewalk surround the penitentiary, you can meet our partners - The Rounds, the Office of State Representative Donna Bullock, and Adam Hutcheon State Farm Agency, as well as supporting sponsors Retro Fitness, Green Mountain Energy, and Freedom Credit Union - there will be henna art by Shanze Faisalas well as craft vendors and local groups:
Miss Resin Pop
Ushine Jewelry & Accessories
G + RIZZ
Chambliss Candle Co
Golden Key Prints
Sun and Three Moons LLC
Char and Whiskers
Slade Unlimited LLC
Michelle Kwiecien Studio
Kenney Kut-Outs & Illustrations
CMarie Body Products
Ukrainian National Women's League of America
Hosts for Hospitals
Continuing down Fairmount Avenue toward Broad Street, take a quick turn north up 19th Street to Girl Holding a Pen at 723 N 19th Street, featuring calligraphy based design by calligrapher Lauren Kelley. Back on Fairmount Tela's Market and Kitchen - 1833 Fairmount Avenue - has work from Emily White, a representational artist who works primarily in graphite, watercolor, goauche, and oil paint. The UPS Store at the corner of 18th and Fairmount has two artists, Alexsi Morales and Nathan Verwey, and Bar Hygge - 1720 Fairmount Avenue - is showing work from photographer MJ Pisano, and Rybread - 1711 Fairmount Avenue - is hosting Imani "Moca Mani" Galbreath.
Last stop is across Broad Street at the Cerulean Arts - 1355 Ridge Avenue - don’t miss their three-person exhibition titled "Around the Neighborhood” with Tracy Everly, Elizabeth Heller and James Toogood, plus solo exhibitions from Cathleen Cohen, Susan D’Alessio, Mary Powers-Holt, Ginny Perry and Ian Wagner.
Let us know what vendors and artists you are excited about, and tag @fairmountcdc with your photos from the day so we can share experiences at the Arts Crawl with all our community.