In Fishtown there are so, so many tributes to fish. If you’ve ever walked through the neighborhood, you know what I mean. This new fish mural by Sean Martorana at Berks and Gaul streets, however, is perhaps my favorite!
Still in love with Sean’s ballerina in Northern Liberties too… More Sean Martorana murals, please!
So excited to announce today that I’ll be taking over Mural Arts‘ Instagram Stories this weekend (starting Friday) to explore all the reasons I’m getting VERY excited about the soon-to-be Spring Arts mural district, Mural Arts’ first outdoor rotating gallery… Follow along HERE!
This is a very cool thing for Philadelphia. Honestly, the type of ongoing large scale, pedestrian-focused project I’ve been hoping for Mural Arts to do for some time. Really ever since I visited Alberta street in Portland, which is about 6 successive blocks that host a dozen or so gripping ground floor murals. I’m so excited that Mural Arts has asked me to share a first-look at their project with y’all. A project which will no doubt be a bigger, better, much more Philly version of Alberta street with some of my FAVORITE local artists!
Dear building owners/developers: THIS is why more of y’all should be hiring artists!
This new public art installation by artist Patrick Jacobs with The West Collection is perhaps the best thing to happen to 16th street in Center City since, I don’t know, Dan Dan opened? Point is, I freaking LOVE it!
Patrick is a Brooklyn-based artist who makes surrealistic, miniature sculptures that you view from a tiny round glass lens. And for this, his latest installation, located at 16th and Chancellor streets (one block south of Walnut street), Patrick has teamed up with The West Collection, whose goal according to their website is to “share challenging and inventive work of emerging artists with the public.”
Other than that, I can’t find anything else about this installation online, so if you know more please feel free to comment or email me!
With new work that pays homage to a few Philly staples, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Bines this week as he installed all around Fishtown and Kensington!
Bines new wheatpastes include a tribute to the William Penn statue that sits atop City Hall, to the Philly-based coffee empire that is La Colombe, and even a little shout out to this here blog! (You may remember Bines did a sticker about me back in early 2015 too!)
You can find the William Penn wheatpaste across from ReAnimator Coffee Coffee on Master street between American street and Germantown avenue in Kensington. You can find the La Colombe/ Streets Dept wheatpaste on Frankford avenue at Master street in Fishtown (a mere few steps from La Colombe’s flagship store). And the others you can find everywhere in between!
More photos/pastes below… Read more…
So excited to announce Streets Dept Postcards, available ONLY at Arterial Agents at 7th and Sansom streets in Center City, Philadelphia!
$3 each, or all three for $8.
These are some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken, hope you enjoy – but get ’em quick because there’s only 100 of each!
(Photos by Rachel Mae Smith)