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Perro Philly Feels…

November 5, 2015


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LOVE this piece by Perro in Point Breeze!

Win An Original Joe Boruchow Print! #VoteNov3rd

October 30, 2015

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NOW through Election Day (November 3rd) you can be entered to win 1 of 10 authenticated Joe Boruchow “Vote Here/Vote Aqui” prints…

RULES to Enter
1) Follow @StreetsDept and @NSDemocracy on Instagram
2) Instagram your own photo of one of Joe’s “Vote Here” pastes using the hashtag #VoteNov3rd (Locations of pastes at the end of this post!)

INCREASE YOUR ODDS: Instagram your own photo of one of Next Stop: Democracy‘s artist-created “Vote Here” a-frame signs on Election Day, and that photo will count as 5 entries! (Locations of the 60 Next Stop: Democracy’s artist-created “Vote Here” a-frame signs can be found HERE, remember these signs are only out on Election Day from 7am-8pm!)

NOTE: You may Instagram as many photos of Joe’s 2 pastes and/or Next Stop: Democracy’s 60 different signs as you like! Each additional Instagram photo you post will increase your chances of winning, as well as delight the democracy gods ;)

So why are Joe and I (and SOOOOO many of the other artists that I’ve been documenting on this blog for YEARS) so focused on Election Day, November 3rd? Because Philadelphia is at a crossroads. The city is changing. It’s changing quickly. And WAY too few people are affording themselves a say in how it changes.

In the last local election (this past May), only 27% of registered voters went to the polls, and estimates for this next election are even lower.

How can so few Philadelphians care about the future of our city? And is it possible that some dynamic public art from some of our city’s most renowned and celebrated artists can help to excite Philly’s electorate? That’s something I’ve been working for the past 9 months to figure out; with a team, no less, of AMAZINGLY dedicated Philadelphians, on a project call Next Stop: Democracy!

Help us spread the word to #VoteNov3rd. Help support local artists. And, maybe most importably, ENTER TO WIN a super rare, original, and authenticated print from one of Philadelphia’s most legendary artists, Joe Boruchow!

Oh right, about those Paste Locations: the first (pictured above) is on Girard at 8th, and the second is at 22nd and Morris!

10 winners will be selected and notified (through Instagram direct message) on November 4th.

NDA in Rittenhouse

October 29, 2015


Been seeing this around the Instagram, but finally had a chance to see it in real life this past week… SO much good NDA around Philly right now!

Saner in Philly

October 23, 2015

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Mexican muralist/street artist, Edgar ‘Saner‘ Flores, JUST put up this lovely little mural (with the help of Mural Arts) on Poplar street in Northern Liberties, between 4th and 5th streets. And he’s currently showing an AMAZING show at the Magic Gardens, including this projection piece working with a classic Isaiah Zagar wall in the space… Y’all HAVE to go check this out!

Saner’s show at the Magic Gardens is titled ‘Fragments of the Soul,’ and it’s up until December 6th!

Come See Me Speak at ThinkFest with Mayor Nutter, Governor Wolf, and Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson!

October 22, 2015


(Portrait of me by the BRILLIANT Peter Murray!)

Cannot express enough how honored/ humbled/ excited I am to share the stage with the 2015 ThinkFest speakers, including: Mayor Michael Nutter, Governor Tom WolfBroad City‘s Abbi Jacobson, Inga Saffron, Cory J. Popp, Emma Fried-Cassorla, and more… FULL speaker list here!

Learn more about the panel I’ll be speaking on HERE, and get your tickets HERE.

Would LOVE to see y’all out!

A Look Inside the Final Days of South Philly’s Mount Sinai Hospital with Guest Photographer @Austinxc04

October 22, 2015


AMAZING photos today from Guest Photographer, @Austinxc04, along with some help from fellow explorer, @Dday521

@Austinxc04‘s photos show the inside of South Philly’s Mount Sinai Hospital in its final days. The space is in the midsts of being demolished and turned into 100 townhouses.

Check out the rest of photos below… Read more…

Ou35 on 2nd Street!

October 21, 2015


LOVE this paste by Ou35 on 2nd street in Northern Liberties!


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