Making Materials Matter: An Open Forum on Sustainability in the Arts
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Making Materials Matter: An Open Forum on Sustainability in the Arts

NextFab and The Resource Exchange are partnering to host an open forum event focused on sustainability and reuse in the local creative community. The discussion will bring together various experienced individuals and organizations—including Grid Editor-in-Chief Alex Mulcahy—to discuss creation without waste.

Other guests:

+ Karyn Gerred – Executive Director, The Resource Exchange

+ Melissa Guglielmo – North Philly Location Manager, NextFab

+ Nic Esposito – Zero Waste and Litter Director, City of Philadelphia

+ Angela McQuillan – Curator, Esther Klein Gallery/University City Science Center

+ Sara Lepori – Economic Development Zones Manager, City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce

+ Tiffany Threadgould – Chief Design Junkie, Terracycle

+ Angela Vosburgh – Creative Director & Manager, Kevin O’Brien Studios

https://nextfab.com/event/sustainability-forum/

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West Craft Fest
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

West Craft Fest

Dozens of vendors will return to The Rotunda for West Craft Fest (FKA Go West Craft Fest). An all-local lineup of artisans and makers will have artisan jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, original art, prints, stationery, clothing, knitted accessories, home wares, children's gifts, candles, soaps, botanicals, holiday items and more for sale. Applications are currently open on their website, listed below.

Free

westcraftfest.wixsite.com

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Agritecture: Blurring the Line Between Farm & City
Oct
11
5:00 PM17:00

Agritecture: Blurring the Line Between Farm & City

As the world population is set to approach 10 billion by 2050, humanity reckons with an agricultural infrastructure that is not only insufficient - but also wasteful, polluting, and prone to drought and famine.

Agritecture explores the inevitable assimilation of two worlds through aspiration, investigation and execution: from forward-thinking greenhouses in Ohio to sky-scraper farms in the UK.

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Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, presented by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
Oct
6
to Oct 14

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, presented by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, offers a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a visual artist. Each October, explore hundreds of artist studios and community partner spaces in more than twenty Philadelphia neighborhoods and see the artistic process unfold right in your own backyard. 
POST, the largest open studio tours in the region, spotlights the vitality of Philadelphia’s visual arts scene and underscores the important contributions artists make to our city’s economic and civic life. Great for all ages, this citywide festival features studio visits, hands-on demos, workshops, artist talks, receptions, exhibitions and more—all through an approachable and easy-to-navigate, self-guided tour. 

October 6: West, October 7: Northwest, October 13: Northeast, October 14: South

West (including but not limited to: West Philadelphia, University City, Mantua, Powelton Village, Brewerytown, Fairmount, Center City West)

Northwest (including but not limited to: East Falls, Germantown, Roxborough Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy)

Northeast (including but not limited to: Callowhill, Old City, Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Kensington, Port Richmond, Harrowgate, Frankford, Torresdale)

South (including but not limited to: Center City East, Queen Village, Bella Vista, South Philadelphia, Point Breeze, NewBold, Fitler Square, Graduate Hospital, Grey’s Ferry)

https://www.philaopenstudios.org/

COST: Free

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Subaru Fall Festival at Greensgrow Farms
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Subaru Fall Festival at Greensgrow Farms

Join Subaru and Greensgrow Farms for a celebration of local food, music, crafts and farm fun! Whether you are from Philly or from out of town, get off the beaten path and checkout Greensgrow Farms, THE nationally recognized leader in urban farming and quite the little gem. Come see how a former galvanized steel plant became a model for urban agriculture.

Festival visitors will have the chance to enjoy live music, local food and drink, crafts from local vendors, visit the farmstand and bring the kids to partake in a variety of children’s activities; run the sack race, bob for apples, or make your own scarecrow. Taste samples from or compete in our annual Chili Competition and Apple Pie Competition where the public is asked to submit their best recipes to be crowned champions. Other festival activities include:

• Philadelphia Brewing Company Beer Tent
• Cider pressing
• Beebeard
• Live Music
• Adopt-a-Pet
• Subaru Coat Drive
• Food trucks

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Revolutionary Germantown Festial
Oct
6
8:30 AM08:30

Revolutionary Germantown Festial

  • 6400 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19119 United States (map)
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Revolutionary Germantown Festival honors and remembers the Battle of Germantown, which took place on October 4, 1777. The festival includes food and drink, costumed actors and live music, culminating with a reenactment of the battle, which remains the only military conflict every fought inside city limits.

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Clover Market - Bryn Mawr
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Clover Market - Bryn Mawr

  • 7 North Bryn Mawr Avenue Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The open-air market series makes its way to Bryn Mawr for its latest edition. A lineup of vendors with "antiques & collectibles, vintage jewelry & clothing, finely crafted handmade items, architectural salvage, and original art," plus food trucks, kids crafts and live music, makes up the event.

Free

http://www.theclovermarket.com/schedule

 

 

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Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

More than 140 artists will share their work in Rittenhouse Square Park over the course of the weekend. Artists are categorized into six disciplines: oils & acrylics, drawings & pastels, mixed media, sculpture, watercolor and printmaking. 

https://www.rittenhousesquareart.com/

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Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

  • Baltimore Ave b/w 43rd and 52nd Streets Philadelphia (map)
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Business on Baltimore Avenue between 43rd and 52nd Streets showcase various $1 bargains, ranging from bites from signature restaurants to pet supplies to theater tickets. The event highlights new businesses in the constantly-expanding section of University City and assists food vendors in getting the necessary permitting to sell.

Free

https://www.universitycity.org

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Citizens Planning Institute Application Deadline
Sep
12
11:59 PM23:59

Citizens Planning Institute Application Deadline

  • 1515 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102 United States (map)
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Want to learn about planning, zoning, and development in Philly? Apply to be part of the Citizens Planning Institute course! Classes are on Wednesday evenings in October & November. Applications due September 12th. Citizens Planning Institute is the education and outreach arm of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.

http://citizensplanninginstitute.org/

COST: $50 - 125

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Clover Market - Chestnut Hill
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Clover Market - Chestnut Hill

  • 25 West Highland Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19118 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The open-air market series makes its way to Chestnut Hill for its latest edition. A lineup of vendors with "antiques & collectibles, vintage jewelry & clothing, finely crafted handmade items, architectural salvage, and original art," plus food trucks, kids crafts and live music, makes up the event.

Free

http://www.theclovermarket.com/schedule

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