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December 9, 2014

South Philly Barbacoa Food Truck Teams Up With Isaiah Zagar, Lucio Palazzo And Others For Dinner At Isaiah’s On Monday, December 15

South Philly Barbacoa Food Truck Teams Up With Isaiah Zagar, Lucio Palazzo And Others For Dinner At Isaiah’s On Monday, December 15

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 […]

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May 22, 2014

Enjoy Live Music And Amazing Art At Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ Twilight In The Gardens Party, This Friday, May 23

Enjoy Live Music And Amazing Art At Philadelphia's Magic Gardens' Twilight In The Gardens Party, This Friday, May 23

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 […]

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March 11, 2014

Celebrate The 75th Birthday Of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Founding Artist Isaiah Zagar This Sunday, March 16

Isaiah Zagar

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 […]

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March 5, 2014

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Welcomes The Work Of Other Mosaicists In A New Exhibition, Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014, March 7-April 20

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

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. […]

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August 19, 2013

Vivant Art Collection Hosts A Free Screening Of Documentary In A Dream Followed By A Q&A With Artist Isaiah Zagar, Thursday, August 22

Vivant Art Collection Hosts A Free Screening Of Documentary In A Dream Followed By A Q&A With Artist Isaiah Zagar, Thursday, August 22

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 […]

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June 13, 2013

Visit Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens This Month For An Exclusive Look At New Exhibition Portrait Stories, On View June 14-July 7

Visit Philadelphia's Magic Gardens This Month For An Exclusive Look At New Exhibition  Portrait Stories, On View June 14-July 7

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. […]

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January 2, 2013

Uwishunu Asks: “What New Year’s Resolution Would You Make For Philadelphia This Year?”

Uwishunu Asks: "What New Year's Resolution Would You Make For Philadelphia This Year?"

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 […]

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Isaiah Zagar, Creator Of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
 

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
www.philadelphiasmagicgardens.org

Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
www.ciracenter.com

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 […]

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Welcome to Uwishunu's video series called "Philly 101," featuring 101 videos about Philadelphia in 101 days. Each video features a different Philadelphian, from top chefs and boutique owners to hotel doormen and brewers, sharing what they wish more people knew about Philly. Let us know what you wish more people knew about in the comments, on Twitter and on Facebook.
 

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September 14, 2011

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens To Host Its Annual “Magic Beyond The Gardens” Event, September 17: Local Drinks, Food, Music, Dance And More

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens To Host Its Annual "Magic Beyond The Gardens" Event, September 17: Local Drinks, Food, Music, Dance And More

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is hosting its annual “Magic Beyond The Gardens” gala this weekend, September 17, and you’re invited. The event, a fundraiser for the beloved mosaic haven on South Street, features live music by the Divine Hand Ensemble, dance performances by the Indonesian Cultural Club, beats by DJ Ginkgo and special sideshow performers roaming […]

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February 23, 2011

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens To Feature The Mosaics Of Acclaimed Israeli Artist Ilana Shafir, Beginning February 25

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens To Feature The Mosaics Of Acclaimed Israeli Artist Ilana Shafir, Beginning February 25

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 […]

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