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Streets Dept Presents: The Shop Philly Artists Holiday Gift Guide (2018)

November 24, 2018

For the last seven and a half years, I’ve documented and celebrated countless Philly artists who create in Philly’s public spaces, and as time has marched on more and more of the artists that I document have begun to create shops that let y’all easily purchase their work online. So, as we’re now at the edge of the holiday shopping season, it occurred to me to create a list of a number of these artists’ online shops so that you can not only shop local but support local Philly artists by buying their work for gifts!

Now, to avoid leaving you with a potentially intimidating/unusable list of hundreds of artists, I’ve decided to narrow my list a bit with two simple parameters: 1) that they have created work in public space around Philly in the last year that’s been documented on this blog, including artists that have participated in one of my Streets Dept-curated exhibitions, and 2) that they, and this is probably obviously, actually have online shops and sell things over the internet.

These parameters have created what I think is a super helpful list of 21 artists’ online shops that range in price from a few dollars to a couple thousand dollars, and range from art pieces to prints to jewelry and tees. Truly, there’s something for everyone in these artists’ stores, so you really got to click on all of them. But, if you’re in more of a hurry, I’ve got a list of some of my favorite art galleries and locally owned shops at the end of this post that you can pop into for last minute gifts!

To see the artist’s shop, just click their name or any image of their work… And thank y’all for supporting local artists! <3

As I mentioned at the start of this post, if you’re in more of a hurry here is a list of some of my favorite local art galleries and locally owned shops that you can pop into this season to get the perfectly unique gift! Please just click their names below to go to their websites and learn more about their hours.

The Art Dept (Fishtown)
The Common Room (Fishtown)
Yowie (Queen Village)
Paradigm Gallery + Studio (Queen Village)
Arch Enemy Arts (Old City)
Tiny Room for Elephants (Cherry Street Pier)
South Fellini (East Passyunk)

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  1. November 25, 2018 7:36 am

    You may also want to include South Street Art Mart. A popup at 424 South Street put together by Taped Off TV and Night Owl Designs which features some of the artists on your list and many more. They are on Twitter @SouthStArtMart and on Instagram @southstreetartmart

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