453 E Girard
Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only.
Keys to the Attic
314 E Girard
15% off 100% natural paint line and Americana candles!
312 E Girard
Vintage goods and antiques. Sidewalk sale! Open until 9 PM
Street Glitter Gallery
306 E Girard
Collective of artists, fabricators, and procurers of oddities
Pass & Stow
206 E Girard
December 2013 Edition featuring photography by Stress the Whiteboy, Snapkracker. Art by Spek 27 and Barry McAfee. Plus a holiday sale with 20-75% off merchandise and free pizza from Pizza Hub! 7-11 pm
Black Vulture Gallery
208 E Girard
On December 13th (second Friday) Black Vulture Gallery is hosting “Merry Hex-Mas” featuring 100 artists 100 hex-signs +live music from Hellblock6- Kingsnake – Brain Candle and beverages by Philly home brew. After party at Murphs. 6-11:00 after party 11-1:30.
Mother Heart Studio
530 E Girard Ave
Mother Heart Studio will be selling their wares at the Art Shop at Circle of Hope (2007 Frankford Ave). Check them out there.
Frankford Hall Beer Garden
1210 Frankford Ave
Enjoy a beer and delicious food in an open-air German style beer garden.
1201 Frankford Ave
All Souls Day with DJs Jeremy Grites & Kevin Murphy
1301 Frankford Ave
ALWAYS $2 BEER. Kitchen open until 1 PM, 7 days a week. HAPPY HOUR 5-7PM, Monday-Friday.
Objects for Home & Store Design.
20th Century by HKFA
An important selection of well curated 20th century finds.
Bottle Bar East
1308 Frankford Ave
Bottle Bar East, Street Glitter Gallery and Toys for Tots present the first annual 12×12 Art Show. Come by on Dec 6th from 6-12 and drop off a toy, at the same time check out the artists on display. Enjoy drinks and light bites while you listen to the smooth sounds of DJ Pez and friends. Percentage of artwork sales will be donated to Toys for Tots. Featured artists include Terrence Laragione, Arron Klingonsmith, Shannon Sexton, Chelsea Bueset, Mark Ellis, Earl Johnson, Billy Boylan, Casey Lynch, Brian John Cote, Amy Salzman, Angela Lee, Franklyn Ratliff, and Bob Henderson.
1314 Frankford Ave
Adorn’s Holiday Tote Bag Promotion begins on this night! They gifting beautiful Tote Bags with purchase at Adorn Boutique & Showroom! The snowflake design was created by Sarah, and printed on cotton canvas locally. The patchwork designs are made from recycled fabrics, and made by our fair trade partners in India. Shop handcrafted jewelry, accessories, apparel and gifts, while you sip some wine, and enjoy hors doeuvres from the Fishtown Tavern!
The Lola Bean
Steap & Grind
1619 Frankford Ave
Coffee, tea, and treats!
1325 Frankford Ave
Fabulous Coffee and treats!
The Art Dept
1638 E Berks
Meet Your Makers: An Inside Look at Fishtown’s Creative Economy, a photography exhibition by Emily Carris.
The first five customers on First Friday will receive a free organic soap sample.
KeenerVision Studios: Gallery de Light
1704 Frankford Ave
Visit KeenerVision Studios: Gallery de Light, sculpture gallery and photo studio, located at 1704 Frankford Avenue, to see Kyle Keener’s collection of sculptural lamps made of industrial artifacts as well as his new line of “starter lamps.”
White Stone Gallery
1817 Frankford Ave
The CALL to Missions photographs from acclaimed Brad Guice’s new book, The CALL to Missions: Living the Books of Acts. 6-8 PM
Catch & Release Merchants
Quality Goods Created Stateside. Find the perfect gift for you and everyone on your list. Join Catch & Release to celebrate the one year anniversary of the shop. They will have homemade brew, goodies and lots of new American made merchandise.
Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
Small Works Exhibition AND Coldhearted III ( art/craft event) AND PSG Pin Up Calendar Launch Party 6-10pm
PSG also going to offer the following holiday specials starting on Friday:
A holiday/gift membership:
$125 for a month of a Full Time Membership ($100 off the normal price) or $350 for 3 months of a Full Time Membership or $200 for 10 day passes ($50 off normal price)
PSG also be offering a wide variety of classes in welding, woodworking, mold making and casting and more and gift certificates to these classes will be available for purchase.
Psychedelighted by Yurii Delaney
Yurii Delaney is 44 years old and grew up in Bucks County. Through many years of intense psychedelic drug use and too much time on her hands and tons of art supplies, she randomly began painting on records and they seemed to turn out pretty cool so she kept doing it and people seem to like them.
They are all done with acrylic and the smallest brushes possible, freehand. None are planned out, design wise. It’s a work-as-she goes process. Each painting is also viewable in blacklight. She really likes glitter and kitten.
Affordable Skin Care Salon
2005 Frankford Ave
Mary from Affordable Skin Care Salon will be offering free skin analysis for any walk ins on First Friday.
F&N Gallery @ Circle of Hope
Art Shop with over 35 artists showing and selling their work Friday 6-10 and Saturday Dec 7 10am-2pm.
Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
Free tango lessons 7-8pm
Studio for the creative and healing arts
TWO PERCENT TO GLORY
Vintage, Jewels, Mid-Century Modern Furniture and lighting, found objects, original design + snacks, beer, and wine
2040 Frankford Ave
MicroCosmic, An Artistic Exploration of the Space Between Memory, Fantasy, History & the Galaxy. An Exhibition Featuring Works by Philadelphia artists Joshua Gabriel, Rochelle Marcus Dinkin & Rachel Isaac. Each of the three *MicroCosmic* artists uses intricate detail and layers to create their own worlds, inhabiting the space between memory, fantasy, history, and the galaxy. *MicroCosmic* kicks off with an opening reception on First Friday featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres, all three artists in attendance, and other treats from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
Edward Mitchell Gallery
2041 Frankford Ave
Vintage lunch boxes, vinyl records, & unique posters and paintings.
2146 E Susquehanna
Soup Kitchen is pleased to present “the fox, the hound & the fawn” by Lauren Carlson Walcott. Lauren recently collaborated with Anthropologie to create an exclusive line of t-shirts based on her illustrations. Lauren’s prints would make a unique holiday gift!
House of Craft @ Micheal’s Decorators
2214 Frankford Ave
Inlaid, live edge wood furniture and artwork.
Live blues, antique motorcycles, beer, and a bonfire
“MONUMENTAL” photography by Shaun Christopher. All proceeds will go toward Arch Street Methodist Christmas Breakfast and Project HOME. They will also be collecting cans under their holiday tree to donate to Philabundance. Plus enjoy the delicious French Bistro inspired dishes open 5-11 PM. BYOB Cash only.
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
Federal Friday. A collaboration with Federal Donuts.
“Wassailin’ with The Agran Boys”
The Agran Boys are a singing family barbershop quartet led by Howard Agran, long-time member of SPEBSQUA (or, The Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America).
Time: The Agran Boys will give a small performance at 6:00pm.
Ice Cream: We will also be featuring a one-time special flavor called “Mrs. Agran’s Famous Peanut Butter Squares”, which will feature The Agran Boys’ den-mother Nicole’s famous Peanut Butter Squares, a dessert renown across Delaware County for “taking Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and taking them to the next level.”
Wassailing is a term with a two-fold meaning. The act of “wassailing” is to go about caroling during the holidays, either to bring merriment or to ward off evil spirits that haunt the apple orchard and ruin the next year’s apple harvest. The “wassail” itself is also the name of a drink, typically hot apple cider with the addition of mulling spices (and perhaps some brandy or whiskey). The drink is the prize, distributed to those that sing: Wassail for the Wassail-ers. It’s about singing, merriment, warding off evil-spirits, apples, and more singing.
Chorus Effects: A Tiger Strikes Asteroid and FJORD collaboration curated by Tabitha Piseno 6-10 PM. Also join FJORD on Dec 14 at 8:00 PM for their Annual Winter Benefit. FJORD will be hosting a night of music, winter libations, and small bites to help fund an exciting year of new programming. In addition to an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, your ticket will also enter you into our raffle for a chance to win one of many holiday surprises. Festivities begin at 8 o’clock. Get your tickets here!
Atlantis the lost Bar
Frankford & Hagert
Group show and adult beverages.
F.A.N Friend and Nemesis
2472 Frankford Ave
Celebrate St. Nicholas the bringer of gifts and receive a free gift with your purchase from 5-8 PM. F.A.N. is also having a Last Minute Shopping & Holiday Party on December 7-10pm. Stop by for drinks, snacks, music & shopping with F.A.N Stylists. Let them help curate the perfect gifts!
2480 Frankford Ave
Phame & Glory: The Art Show Before Christmas featuring works by W. Moon, John Loveless, George L., Ray L., Ruen, Saga Moor, J. Arke and Keith O. 7pm-11pm
2432 Norris St
Kenzo Art Show, works by Dennis Daly & Original Kenzo Tee Shirts 6-12
2430 Coral St
The 5th Annual Art Dash is opening First Friday from 6-11PM. Artwork will be hung anonymously at Little Berlin, each piece is available for a flat fee of $25 – first-come, first-serve!! Artists’ names are revealed at the time of purchase. There will be prints, paintings, sculptures, and other artistic findings available for purchase. Dash to find your next collection item. All Art Dash artwork is donated by artists from our neighboring community – proceeds go directly to support Little Berlin in producing another year of programming. Proceeds from the higher priced items for sale will go directly to artists who have been affected by the Viking Mill temporary lock out.
There will be an opening reception on Friday, December 6th at 6-10pm
You can RSVP and find out more on facebook.
In the Little Berlin fairground(between York and Boston St) on First Friday is the Never Ever Nightmarket. The EverNever Night market is a pop-up interactive art space set up inside moving trucks and held for one night only in a top-secret location. Think of it as an underground art carnival held right here in Philly! If you missed it last year, you won’t want to miss it again!
Be prepared to feast your eyes, indulge your senses, and jump head first into:
•Rollercoaster photo op!
•Love letter and tea in the most unusual of places!
•Come face to face with a unicorn!
•Put yourself in a video game!
•And so, so much more!
Check out links for past Night Markets to get a glimpse of what is to come!
The Market opens at 7:30pm and is expected to continue until 11:30pm. Please do not arrive before the opening time. Some of the more popular trucks do get full, so we recommend arriving early.
While there is no registration fee and nothing is for sale per se, please bring donations for proprietors to help cover the cost of their establishments. If you are not in a position to contribute funds, be prepared to barter with objects, performances, favors or ingenuity.
Safe and Sound
Square Peg Artery & Salvage
First Friday Featured Artisan Sophie Elliot: Inked!
You are at your own risk and fully responsible for your own safety. Please be careful. Dress for this special occasion as you find appropriate. There will be restrooms available.
Gravy Studio (new location at Sharktown building)
155 Cecil B Moore
Second Annual Holiday Print Sale, 6:30 – 10pm. The print sale will feature affordable prints by over twenty local artists.