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September 30, 2013

PAFA After Dark Returns This Thursday, October 3, With A Performance By Martha Graham Cracker, A Visit From Muralist Isaiah Zagar And More

Spend a night at the museum as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts kicks off its fall PAFA After Dark series of after-hours events. The monthly party invites visitors to explore the galleries of the museum after regular visiting hours alongside live music, behind-the-scenes tours, art-making activities and plenty of refreshments. On Thursday, October [...]

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July 23, 2013

Paint Nite Brings The Social Painting Phenomenon To Local Bars And Restaurants; Attend An Event This Summer And Get $20 Off Your Ticket

The social painting craze is going on the road in Philadelphia, now that Paint Nite has come to town. Social painting – one-off classes where friends and strangers drink wine, eat crudité and create art – leaves the studios, galleries, museums and craft stores and travels to local bars and restaurants for Paint Nite. Founded [...]

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July 17, 2013

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens On South Street Hosts Underground Arts Group Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, This Thursday, July 18

For the experienced artist to the casual doodler, Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, an alternative drawing movement, offers opportunities to sketch the human form in unconventional settings. Found in 2005 in a dive bar in Brooklyn and run by Candy Mayhem, Dr. Sketchy’s is an art movement and has now spread to more than 100 cities [...]

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July 15, 2013

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Hosts Garden Sips, A Benefit Supporting ART/GAGE 2013 This Wednesday, July 17

Play patron of the arts and sip cocktails amid the incredible murals and mosaics of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens in support of ART/GAGE, an awesome annual arts festival. This Wednesday evening, July 17, Garden Sips invites one and all to join in a garden party from 6 to 9 p.m. For a $5 admission (and $3 [...]

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July 12, 2013

Check Out Imaginings From Nature, An Exhibit Of More Than 50 Mosaic Works Opening At Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Today, July 12

During the dog days of summer, communing with nature may be less enticing then communing with air conditioning. So take your love of the great outdoors to the shaded pathways and cool indoors of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and explore its newest exhibit Imaginings from Nature. Local ceramic artist Katia McGuirk, a Doylestown resident, embraced the [...]

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May 31, 2013

The Galleries At Moore Opens Three New Exhibits Tomorrow, June 1, Including Sculpture By Students From Five Area Art Schools In 5 Into 1

This spring, Moore College of Art and Design brings three new exhibitions to the walls and halls of The Galleries at Moore. For the 14th year, Philadelphia Sculptors brings the work of students from five of the Philadelphia area’s art schools together in one comprehensive exhibit at The Galleries at Moore. In 5 Into 1, [...]

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May 8, 2013

Swoop In On The Academy Of Natural Sciences Of Drexel University’s Bird Fest, This Saturday, May 11

This Saturday, May 11, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Bird Fest takes wing. Check out the second annual Bird Fest, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., to learn all about our fine feathered friends, including why some birds fly and why some don’t, and see rare bird specimens from around the [...]

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May 3, 2013

The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Presents Reimagined Children’s Costumes In CandyCoated Wonderland, Opening This Saturday, May 4

Opening this weekend at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia’s own multimedia artist Candy Coated (a.k.a. Candy Depew) reinterprets children’s fancy dress costumes from the permanent collection of the museum in CandyCoated Wonderland, a Perelman Building-housed exhibit. A multimedia sculptor who earned her MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and previously [...]

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April 18, 2013

The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts’ Annual Student Exhibition And Sale Returns For Its 112th Year, May 10-June 2

Looking for the next great American artist? Art aficionados in Philadelphia know that the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ (PAFA) annual display of the works of its students is worth seeking out. Both a school and museum of fine art, PAFA trains the next generation and exhibits local and national masters such as Charles [...]

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April 10, 2013

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Raven Society Hosts A Spring Book Swap At Brauhaus Schmitz On April 18, 6-8 P.M.

Got books? Join the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Raven Society Thursday, April 18 for its Spring Swap ‘n’ Sip Bookswap at Brauhaus Schmitz. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., bring a book to swap and browse the selection of books brought by the other bookworms while taking advantage of food and drink specials. The Raven [...]

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