December 9, 2014
Looks like Christmas came early for lovers of quality tacos, eating at nighttime and mosaic arts. The South Philly Barbacoa truck — typically only operational during the day time — is holding a real live dinner party at the renown artist Isaiah Zagar’s building off South Street. This is actually the first time Zagar’s two-story […]Read more»
May 22, 2014
This Friday night, why not spend an evening under the stars at one of the most distinctive spots in Philadelphia? From 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 23, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens hosts its monthly Twilight in the Gardens series, an evening filled with art, music and interactive fun. This month, local band The Late […]Read more»
March 11, 2014
Happy Birthday, Mr. Zagar! The great Philadelphia mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar celebrates his 75th birthday this month, and on Sunday, March 16, his fans are invited to join in an afternoon-long birthday party at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, the whimsical South Street gallery and garden he created as a community-driven art space. A South Street fixture […]Read more»
March 5, 2014
Get down with your artsy side at the Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014 exhibition at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Opening on Friday, March 7 (First Friday!) with a free reception from 6 to 9 p.m., Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014 is presented with the help of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia, a non-profit group of mosaicists and mosaic-enthusiasts. […]Read more»
August 19, 2013
Over the past four decades, prolific artist Isaiah Zagar has certainly made an indelible mark on Philadelphia; his eye-catching mosaic murals cover more than 50,000 square feet of space within the city, and his South Street studio has been transformed into a museum, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. His life and work have even been captured in […]Read more»
June 13, 2013
South Street’s iconic Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens hosts two brand-new exhibits this summer under a larger exhibition entitled Portrait Stories. The exhibit centers in on works by the creator of the Magic Gardens, Isaiah Zagar and his assistant, Majid Iraei. Zagar’s exhibit, A Year of Portraits, showcases his changing face over the course of 20 years. […]Read more»
January 2, 2013
With the holiday season in high gear, it’s a good time to reflect on the good fortune bestowed on Philadelphia this past year. From well-deserved accolades — being named one of the top 10 destinations for 2013, and home to the Best Sandwich in America — to exciting development projects — the opening of The […]Read more»
Check out the video above to meet artist Isaiah Zagar of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and learn what he wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia.
Zagar, a local artist who began tiling South Street in the 1960s and never stopped, constructed Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens out of cement, bicycle spokes, bottles, ceramic shards and other artistic knick-knacks.
Zagar has created more than 100 mosaics in Philadelphia. Meet him, and see inside the gardens, above.
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
1022-1024 South Street
2929 Arch Street
Check out the video above to meet artist Isaiah Zagar of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and learn what he wishes more people knew about in Philadelphia. Zagar, a local artist who began tiling South Street in the 1960s and never stopped, constructed Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens out of cement, bicycle spokes, bottles, ceramic shards and other artistic […]Read more»
February 23, 2011
Beginning this Friday, February 25, Acclaimed Israeli artist Ilana Shafir’s mosaics will appear at nonprofit arts center Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens in a new exhibition, Of Heaven and Earth: The Artworks of Ilana Shafir. The exhibition features lush mosaic and painting landscapes populated by plants, birds and other natural elements. Shafir’s delicate aesthetics immerse viewers in […]Read more»