You know that waiter serving you a glass of wine? He or she might actually be an artist — funding the creation of artwork by slinging food and drink.
At Metropolitan Gallery 250, Wendy Born, who owns Metropolitan Bakery, along with baker James Barrett showcases work from artists who work in Philadelphia restaurants in the ongoing series, The Sidework Series.
The jewel-box space, located directly across 18th Street from the Philadelphia Art Alliance, opens to food and art fans on Monday, July 15, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. to kick off the second installment of the series.
During the reception, indulge in punch made with Art in the Age SAGE gin, light eats and even frozen treats from Little Baby’s ice cream.
This locally curated exhibit features the work of artists from such Philly culinary establishments as Oyster House, Continental Midtown, Little Fish, Fergie’s Pub, Milk & Honey, and more.
Representing some of the city’s top dining destinations, these emerging artists will have their own show at the non-profit, community art gallery through August 26.
The Sidework Series at Metropolitan Gallery 250
When: Reception, July 15, 6-9 p.m.; Exhibit, July 15-August 26, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 250 S. 18th Street
More info: www.metropolitanbakery.com