Bi-monthly Philadelphia Events: mid-June edition

After being in hiatus for several months, I finally displayed and sold my items this past Sunday at the Art for Cash Poor via the Piranha Betty table. I had a wonderful time mingling and meeting other Handmade Philly members. It was a hot, rainy but fun day. The rest of June is a busy month, so I hope to see some of you around.

Don’t forget to check out the new call for artists for August 1 in South Philadelphia.

~ Lisa Hwang, ,

Thursday, June 17, 6-8pm, Wish I Was in Art School Critique Night @ Square Peg Artery and Salvage, 108 S. 20th St, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia; Bring in your Crafts & Arts, finished or in progress and receive constructive criticism from your peers!

Friday, June 18, 7pm, Etsy Craft Party Meetup @  Midwives’ Gallery, 1241 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia, PA 1914; please bring projects you’re currently working on and if you have some extra supplies to share with new friends (beads, fabric, yarn, Artist Trading Cards, etc.); there will be a few demonstrations and if you have a craft you’d like to demonstrate, please email:; see event listing here

Friday, June 18, 4-7pm, Embellished Glassware & Flatware Sidewalk Exposé with Jeanne Lombardo @ Square Peg Artery and Salvage, 108 S. 20th St, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Friday, June 18, 6pm, “Caution: Art in Here – A Group Exhibition of PMA Art Handlers @ Cerulean Arts, 1355 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia; additional information can be found at this event listing;!/event.php?eid=103410289704463

Saturday, June 19, 2-5pm, Circle Thrift hosts a Clothing Swap, 1125 South Broad Street 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA; in order to participate you need $3, 5 items of clothing that are clean and in decent condition; there will be snacks, treats, and things of that sort.

Saturday, June 19, 4-7pm, Venus in Chains Sidewalk Exposé ! @ Square Peg Artery and Salvage, 108 S. 20th St, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Saturday, June 19, 11-7pm, Clark Park Arts and Music Festival, 43rd and Chester Ave, West Philadelphia; Clark Park Fest is an arts and music festival in West Philly at Clark Park on the “dog bowl” side; set-up begins at 10am; fee is $25 for up to a 10×10 spot and pay at the info table on the day of; bring your own tables, chairs and tents; if you’re interested, contact Mike: or just show up there on Saturday; Julie of Foxglove Factory, Lisa (me) of Light Mosaics and Dana Henry will be vending there.

Friday, June 25, 6-12am, Last Friday featuring work from Lance Pawling, Bevan McShea, Todd Marrone and Justin Duerr @ Piranha Betty’s Art Market, 2472 Frankford Ave, Fishtown, Philadelphia; live music from Michael Batchelor, Justin Duerr and Bevan McShea; free booze and munchies.

Friday, June 25, 4-7pm, Typhaney B Jewelry Sidewalk Exposé ! @ Square Peg Artery and Salvage, 108 S. 20th St, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Saturday June 26th & Sunday the 27th, Manayunk Arts Festival, Main Street, Manayunk, Philadelphia,

Saturday, June 26, 3-6pm, VolkLibre Meeting, Robins Books/ Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, June 26, 10-4pm, ARTspiration! @ the Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA; outdoor event will take place in front of Fleisher’s buildings along the 700 block of Catharine Street and in adjacent to Palumbo Park; Family-oriented activities will include face painting, potato printing, portrait painting, food sculpture, button-making, chalk drawing, and Art in the Park; Neighborhood food vendors, including Taqueria Puerto Veracruzano and Mazag Café, will also be on hand selling refreshments and treats

Saturday, June 26, 8pm, BIG ART SHOW #2 at Pterodactyl, 3237 Amber St. Box 3 Fifth Floor North Philadelphia, PA 19134

Wednesday, June 30, 7-9pm, Handmade Philly Think Tank Meeting, location TBD


Saturday, June 26, 8pm, CALL FOR ARTISTS! BIG ART SHOW #2 at Pterodactyl, 3237 Amber St. Box 3 Fifth Floor North Philadelphia, PA 19134; for more information, go to; e-mail: and include your: name / e-mail  / phone number / and a link to your work (for the website and for logistics of where we put you in the room)

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 with links to any of your websites and etsy sites

Empowerment Group hosts a monthly Women Entrepreneurs’ Circle at women-owned businesses throughout Philadelphia. The events bring attention to women in business and provide a forum for the owners to share their experiences—the good and the bad.  Our attendees not only learn business tips, but develop supportive connections and grow mentoring relationships. We are currently seeking sites for our 2010 series and would love to host with a Circle with a Handmade Philly member.  As a host, you will be asked to share your small business story and answer Q&A from attendees.  Generally, a Circle host also offers an interactive session directly related to the business.  Past examples include tea tastings, cake decorating demonstrations, dance lessons, yoga sessions, etc.  Empowerment Group will coordinate and promote the event with the hope of showcasing you, your business, and the services you offer. The events usually take place on Saturdays at the owner’s place of business—we would like to host the event on June 26th or July 31st. If you don’t have a brick and mortar site, we could host the workshop at a complementary location. Contact Lindsay at :

Empowerment Group would like to showcase Handmade Philly members on their blog:  We would conduct a short video interview at your place of business/studio/home office and post  it on the blog as an “Entrepreneur Profile”. Contact Lindsay at


Sunday, June 27th 1-3pm, “How to Photograph Your Artwork” at the Tyme Gallery in Havertown, PA; web site with the details: Cost is $30. To register call the gallery: 610-853-1215

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Lancaster area,

Spool. 1912 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19146,

Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catherine St, Philadelphia, PA

Pterodactyl Philadelphia Creative Project Space, 3237 Amber St. Box 3 Fifth Floor North Philadelphia, PA


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 ( to get a space ASAP.

July 25, 10-5pm, Punk Rock Flea Market hosted by R5 Productions, 461 North 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123; $85 for full table and $65 for half table; purchase a spot here:

August 1, 12-5pm, Bang!Boom!CRAFT!! through Nice Things Handmade, fountain on 11th and Passyunk Ave; the avenue will be closed for the 5th annual DooWhop classic car show; Spaces are $30 and 10×10 ft; artist supply their own tables and are suggested to bring tents ; Set-up is 10:30am and the rain date is Sunday August 8th; to register and pay , please contact

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; cost per weekend is $100 and sharing a table is allowed;

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:

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; if you are interested in participating please get in touch with and give her your Etsy page or your website

September 11th 10-5pm and 12th 10-4pm, Brandywine Arts Festival, Wilmington State Parks, 1001 North Park Dr., Wilmington, DE 19802; application fee $35 and booth fee $335 single

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