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60 N 2nd St. (215) 922-6584. E-Mail.
An art gallery in the heart of Old City Philadelphia, specializing in Haitian paintings, Contemporary West African and Balinese masks and hand-painted Caribbean pottery and ceramics. The art at Vivant is culturally authentic and enriching, as it is aesthetically pleasing, colorful, and exotic. The gallery is a unique venue that hosts social, political and art educational forums. An island refuge of art and culture awaits you. Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat 12pm – 5pm and by appointments.
58 N. Second St.. 215/625-0993. E-Mail.
Business Hours: Wed-Sun, Noon-5pm.
Outstanding professional artists’ collective on Second Street presents impressive contemporary art in a variety of media appealing to all sensibilities.
1614 Latimer St (between Spruce and Locust Sts). 215/735-6090. E-Mail.
Gallery: 11am-5:30pm.Tue-Sat. Free.
Founded in 1915, The Print Center is a nonprofit art gallery offering exhibitions in contemporary printmaking and photography. Take part in one of the many opening receptions and special events. Sign up for one of our education programs. Don’t miss the longest running annual international competition for prints and photographs in the country. Browse through the largest selection of contemporary art in Philadelphia in The Print Center Gallery Store.
North 2nd St, Northern Liberties.
Infused with the ideas that helped shape public spaces and communities in Europe, the Piazza was conceived as a center for art and commerce. The 80,000 square foot open Philadelphia landmark hosts a 40 foot stage, giant 26×16 ft. movie screen and meticulously landscaped fountain. The Piazza at Schmidts is open every day, inviting all to experience a rich sense of culture and community. Consisting of 40 spaces that range from clothing designers, custom purses, a magic shop, and galleries galore, all owned and operated by Philadelphians. The piazza is also home to several fine restaurants. Whether your taste buds are looking for a classic burger and perfectly poured pint, or an amazing ravioli dish and a smooth glass of wine, you can find it here. In addition, the piazza has weekly entertainment ranging from movie night to jazz night and wine tasting. You can visit our website at atthepiazza. com for more information on our 40 spaces, restaurants, and entertainment schedule.
11 East 3rd St., Bethlehem, PA 18015. 610/866-6600.
Mon-Fri, 10:30am – 6pm; Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 12-5pm.
With a renowned collection of original paintings, limited edition serigraphs, and blown glass sculptures, Monsoon is home to established artists from both local and international venues. Located in SouthSide Bethlehem’s Arts District, the gallery can be easily reach via Routes 378 and 412. On the First Friday of every month the gallery hosts an artist reception from 7pm-10pm. Bring the family and enjoy the culture of the world through the beauty of art.
At SPP Galleries, The Inquirer Building, Routes 23 & 320, Conshohocken, PA. 610/292-6048.
Free and open to the public. FREE – OPEN DAILY (Representative present: 11am-1pm; Mondays & Fridays).
The Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists (MCGOPA) provides a platform for artists to exhibit their work. We educate the public about the fine arts and offer professional collaboration and support to working artists. MCGOPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
319 N. 11th St.. 215/882-1188, 215/922-6500.
Wed., Fr., Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment.
Step into another culture and visit this fascinating and cavernous gallery just north of Chinatown — in Center City’s burgeoning loft district. See sculpture, paintings, carvings, and casts — both ancient and newly commissioned — in one of the country’s only galleries dedicated exclusively to Cambodian art. Also find a great selection of hand-made percussion instruments and bold and beautiful silver jewelry. Plus, don’t miss an education visit to the multi-media Killing Fields Room, dedicated to the Cambodian people’s suffering under the Khmer Rouge.
71 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ. 609/397-7988.
Open Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm and during the week by chance or appointment.
Haas Gallery, an artist-owned gallery and working studio, is a continuous exhibition of Gordon Haas, an American Impressionist. Offering Original Oils and Limited Edition Giclee Prints, Haas is well known for his landscapes of Bucks County PA, Italy and France, as well as Rowing and Sculling scenes.
704 Catharine St.. 215/829-0466.
Gallery hours: Sat, Sun, 1-5pm.
The Da Vinci Art Alliance was founded in 1931 to serve the needs of fine artists and artisans in the Delaware Valley region. The organization hosts monthly visual art exhibitions in a variety of mediums. The mission of the nonprofit organization is to support its 154 members and to further community-based arts, cultural, and educational exchange through membership dues, special events, grants, and donations.