Bi-Monthly Philadelphia Events: April/May edition

As April is winding down, May is being filled with interesting and exciting events around Philadelphia. I haven’t seen all the May First Friday events yet so as I see them, I will be updating this post. So keep checking back for updates in the next week or so. If you know of anything that I am missing, please don’t hesitate to email me at lisahwang1@gmail, and I will add it.

By Lisa Hwang http://www.lightmosaics.com, www.lightmosiacs.etsy.com , http://twitter.com/lightmosaics

Thursday, April 29, 7-9pm, Salvage Your Stuff! Hand-Mending Workshop @ Bohema, 6152 Ridge Ave, Roxborough, Philadelphia; Learn How to Save Time and Money Repairing Your Own Clothes; update or upgrade thrift store finds, replace lost buttons or add new ones for embellishment, repair torn seems to extend the life of your favorite pieces; Nan Ides, local author of “Hand Mending Made Easy”, covers the basics; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; call 215-482-5393 to reserve a spot

Friday, April 30, 6pm – 12am, Twin Peaks Art Show Closing @ Piranha Betty’s Art Market, 2472 Frankford Ave, Fishtown, Philadelphia; Twin Peaks inspired Art Show featuring 2D/3D exhibits from 20+ artists; appropriate mood music all night courtesy of Shawn Kilroy

Saturday, May 1, 6-8pm, “Puppies Kittens and Chicks”@ Square Peg Artery and Salvage, 108 S. 20th St, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia; group show featuring the work of over 15 artists

Saturday, May 1, 12-6:30pm, The Big Bang Beltane Bliss Bash & Bazzar @ Liberties Land Park, 961 N 3rd St, Philadelphia; CD Release of SGE’s debut album, Supersensible Science on 1320 Records, as well as the Grande Finale of The Vantastic TeleporTour featuring KiloWatts, Aligning Minds, and the Great Mundane; local artists & designers will be vending their handmade artisan creations such as clothing, jewelry and crafts; Powerful healing artists of numerous modalities will be here to offer the rejuvenating gifts of massage, shiatsu, reiki, reflexology and more; mind-blowing art of varying mediums will be on display, from visual to performance to spoken word to dance to hoops, all set to the backdrop of lush, hypnotic downtempo beats; tasty homemade baked treats and cool, refreshing beverages & elixirs served up the dynamic duo–The Schnozberries Taste like Schnozberries!! (by Laura and Angela)

Saturday/Sunday, May 1-2, Restaurant Week/Summer Block Party/Sunday Out Equality Forum @ the Market at the Piazza at the Schmidt’s, N. 2nd Street & Germantown Avenue, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

Saturday/Sunday, May 1-2, 11-7pm, Brooklyn Lyceum Spring Food and Craft Market, 227 4th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY  11215, between Union and President Streets; some of our Handmade Philly members will be there such as Rogue Theory, Volta Soap, Rachel Shosana; here is a full list of vendors: http://www.bkcraftcentral.com/vendors

Saturday, May 1, 12-5pm, Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, from Broad to 19th Street on Walnut

Sunday, May 2, 11-5pm, Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival, Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia; Home design, hand-made furniture, quilts, jewelry, art & collectibles; Eco Alley, featuring more than 20 vendors offering sustainable products from organic plants to electric bikes…allthanks to GRINCH (Green in Chestnut Hill); http://www.chestnuthillpa.com/events/home-garden-festival

Friday, May 7, 6pm – 12am, Sexually Explicit: It’s not Porn, it’s Art @ Piranha Betty’s Art Market, 2472 Frankford Ave, Fishtown, Philadelphia; featuring artwork from many local Philadelphia artists and David Ohlerking will be painting live nude portraits; live music from Eric 13 from Sex Slaves, Eric Hammer, North Lawrence Midnight Singers, Josh Olmstead & Natalie; free booze and munchies

Saturday, May 8, 11-5, Satellite Second Saturdays, 50th and Baltimore, West Philadelphia presented by West Philly’s VIX Emporium and the Satellite Cafe; at the triangle in front of the Firehouse; at VIX, dress a doll magnet for Mom with “Me & My Sisters” at a free craft workshop from 12 to 4; Neighbors Younglove’s Vintage hosts an opening for photographer Molly Landergan at 5 and Dock Street brewpub joins the fun with food & drink specials; Live music throughout the day and refreshments too; Artisan vendor spaces are still available for only $15 or $25. BYO table & canopy. Please email satellite2ndsaturday@gmail.com to register.

Thursday, May 13, 5:30-7:30pm, Art is Ageless @ The Skybox, 2424 Studios, 2424 E. York Street, Philadelphia; Featuring the work of CFEVA artists produced during the 2009 NewCourtland Artist Fellowship as part of the Comfort & JoyTM program

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Top Hat First Friday events, 247 Market St, Olde City, Philadelphia; looking for new artists and vendors for the monthly one night event; For more information you can email at  tonia1117@gmail.com with links to any of your websites and etsy sites

Bambi Gallery Open Call for 2nd Bambi Biennial juried by artblog.org, Bambi Gallery, 1001 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA; Send by April 30 to: Bambi Gallery, 1001 North 2nd St. #7, Philadelphia, PA 19123 along with Artist statement and resumé (resume not necessary but nice touch), CD containing 5-15 images in high quality jpeg format or DVD’s for video pieces, $25 check made payable to Bambi Gallery; if desired, you are also more than welcome to include reviews, announcements, and other written materials that discuss your work and provide a good representation of you; Bambi Biennial will be held the first Friday of July 2010; if you would like your info returned, please send S.A.S.E; special rate for students: Include statement, 3-5 hi res jpegs, a copy of your valid student ID, and a check for $10.

Tyme Gallery will be 13 years old and Tyme is calling for artists for their 13th Annual Juried Exhibition, “Inner Essence”; Paintings, drawings, photography, hand pulled and digital prints are allowed, but please, no laser prints or studies; First prize is a solo exhibition; the jurors this year are award winning artists; Steve Oliver, Paulette Bensignor, Shobha Meno and Lisa Pauciello-Rowe; all artwork must be original (no studies) and never shown before at Tyme Gallery; the artwork is accepted on Friday, July 30th and Saturday, July 31st, between 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM;  jurying takes place on Sunday August 1st; opening reception is on Friday, August 13th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM with the award ceremony taking place promptly at 7:00 PM; for additional information call 610-853-1215 or check out their web site at www.tymegallery.com/events

WORKSHOPS/ CLASSES

Sunday, May 9th, 3-5pm, Terrarium-love in @ Square Peg Artery and Salvage, 108 S. 20th St, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia; it’s a love- in for living things!; Beth Richey will guide us through the process of creating a whimsical terrarium; bring in a glass jar with tight fitting lid about a 1/4 cup of small pebbles or stones; $15.00 per person in our online store www.squarepegartery.com

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Lancaster area, http://www.pacrafts.org

Spool. 1912 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19146, http://spoolsewing.com/spoolclasses.html

Pterodactyl Philadelphia Creative Project Space, 3237 Amber St. Box 3 Fifth Floor North Philadelphia, PA http://pterodactylphiladelphia.org/classes.html

UPCOMING SPRING/FALL CRAFT FAIRS:

May 15 & 16, 11-6pm, Art Star Craft Bazaar, Penn’s Landing Great Plaza, Columbus Blvd between Walnut & Chestnut St; $10 application fee and the cost to vend is $250 for the weekend; sharing a table is allowed; http://www.artstarcraftbazaar.com/index1.html

May 16, 11-5pm, Queen Village Open House Arts and Craft Fair,  Mario Lanza Park, that encompasses the space in the 200 block of Catharine and Queen Streets in Queen Village, Each person gets around a 10 ft space, you have to provide your own table, $25 a table; if you’re interested, send a check made out to “Friends of Mario Lanza Park” to: Gail Chapman, 237 Catharine St., Philadelphia, PA 19147, 215-922-1829

May 22, 10-4pm, Citizens for No-Kill Philadelphia With Love Super Adoption Day, Piazza at Schmidt’s, N. 2nd Street & Germantown Avenue, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia; currently in search of sponsors and vendors, including pet products and services, crafters, and anyone interested in showcasing their business to hundreds of animal enthusiasts. For information on how you can get involved, contact  info@Phillynokill.org.

May 22, 12-5pm, Trenton Avenue Arts Festival and Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, Trenton Avenue (between Norris and Frankford), Philadelphia; $45 for 10’x10’ space or $25 for half space; registration deadline is May 1; http://trentonaveartsfest.blogspot.com/

June 5, 10-?, Northern Liberties Music Festival @ Liberty Lands Park, this is a great event to support the largest privately owned public park in the city of Philadelphia; live music from many local artists from 3pm-10pm sponsored by Philadelphia Brewing Co., and the proceeds go towards making the park a better place; cost to vend is $20; must contact by May 15th cohophiladelphia@gmail.com

June 5 & 6, 11-7pm, Renegade Craft Fair, McCarren Park, Bedford Ave. and North 12th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY; $25 application fee with deadline of March 5; cost to vend is $300 for the weekend; sharing a table is allowed; http://www.renegadecraft.com/

June 12 & 13, 1-6pm, InLiquid’s annual art sale, Art for the Cash Poor 11!, Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia; open to all artists who design and produce their own work; all items for sale must be priced at $199 or below; artists may sign-up for either one or two days; artists are required to submit 3-4 digital sample images of the work they intend to sell; non In-Liquid Artist cost is $100 per day per artist or $75 for a shared table; http://www.inliquid.com/features/aftcp11/emails/pdfs/AFTCP11artist_form.pdf

June 13, The Ryerss Museum and Library Summer Fair, 7370 Central Avenue, Burholme Park, Philadelphia; seeks vendors of home-made goods to participate in its summer fair;  space is limited and available for $10 (bring your own table) or $15 (we’ll provide a table); http://www.ryerssmuseum.org/

July 17, 11-3pm, Memphis Taproom Handmade Market, 2331 East Cumberland St, Fishtown, Philadelphia; no fee but space is limited; bring your own table and chairs; email Leigh (le@memphistaproom.com) to get a space ASAP.

Every weekend starting April 3 – October 31, 9– 3pm, Piazza Artisan Market, The Piazza at Schmidt’s, N. 2nd Street & Germantown Avenue, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia; $25 Application Fee; cost per weekend is $100 and sharing a table is allowed; http://www.piazzaartisanmarket.com

Every Saturday starting June 5, 10-9pm, The Creative Collective Fine Art and Craft Fair, Historic Headhouse Square, 2nd and Pine, Philadelphia; cost to vend is $75 per day; Contact Liz Eaby at 215-790-0782 or lizaeaby@yahoo.com; http://cccraftsfair.com/index.html

Every 2nd Saturday starting April 10 through December, 11-5pm, Satellite Second Saturday’s, 50th and Baltimore Ave, West Philadelphia presented by West Philly’s VIX Emporium and the Satellite Cafe on the triangle in front of the Firehouse.; Artisan vendor spaces are available for only $15 or $25; BYO table & canopy; interested in vending, contact: Satellite2ndSaturday@gmail.com

August 22st, Women’s Equality Day at the Alice Paul Institute, 128 Hooton Rd. Mount Laurel, NJ; seeking 10 – 15 craftspeople who work in a variety of media; you would be responsible for your own travel to Paulsdale, in Mt. Laurel, but will be supplied a table; event goes from either 12-4 or 1-5, but you can expect a good 4 hours of traffic; All proceeds from your sales are yours to keep but we are asking for a donation to the API which is tax-deductible; if you are interested in participating please get in touch with rebecca@rajacoby.com and give her your Etsy page or your website

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4 Responses to “Bi-Monthly Philadelphia Events: April/May edition”

  1. Nicole {A Stitch in Design}

    My goodness Lisa!! I can’t imagine how much time it takes to put all of this together, but let me tell you – it’s invaluable! I love having all this info in one place. THANK YOU!

  2. lilithsapothecary

    This post ROCKS Lisa! As I told you on Sat at the Shad Fest, I SO appreciate your taking the time to do this. I love getting out to peruse local events and you have totally hooked me up 🙂 Great work! I’ll definitely FB this.

  3. Emily

    What a great collection of crafty events! I wanted to add one if I may: Saturday, May 8 is the next Satellite Second Saturday, a monthly art and craft event at 50th & Baltimore, presented by West Philly’s VIX Emporium and the Satellite Cafe. Find the perfect Mother’s Day gift among the wondrous handmade wares by local artisan vendors at the outdoor craft fair, from 11 to 5 on the triangle in front of the Firehouse. At VIX, dress a doll magnet for Mom with “Me & My Sisters” at a free craft workshop from 12 to 4. Neighbors Younglove’s Vintage hosts an opening for photographer Molly Landergan at 5 and Dock Street brewpub joins the fun with food & drink specials. Live music throughout the day and refreshments too!

    Artisan vendor spaces are still available for only $15 or $25. BYO table & canopy. Please email satellite2ndsaturday@gmail.com to register.

  4. ikwang

    Thanks guys! This helps me so I am glad it helps you guys too! I do have the Satellite Second Saturday listed as a reoccurring craft fair but I will update the post specific to may 8.

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