40 Local Artists and Designers to Follow on Instagram

By Sharon Leshner on Dec 3, 2015

Signs of Change Exhibition for DesignPhiladelphia. Image Credit: Chris Kendig Photography

Throughout DesignPhiladelphia, local organizations, Here's My Chance + Street Dept. presented a collection of 60 "Vote Here" signs as a part of the project, Next Stop: Democracy. Together, these artists' "Vote Here" signs created a 1-day, pop-up art installation across Philadelphia on Election Day, November 3rd. The signs were placed outside of polling locations around the city in an effort to celebrate civic engagement and shout out with art where to vote. Their DesignPhiladelphia exhibition was a huge success, and left the audience wanting more. Though the signs are no longer on display, you can still get your fill of... Read Full Story

Thank you! DesignPhiladelphia Wrap Up + Photos

By Sharon Leshner on Oct 26, 2015

We Can: A Beercan Pop Up Garden, Image Courtesy of The Trestle Inn

Thank you to everyone who made the 2015 DesignPhiladelphia Festival a success! Our Festival is the signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. From October 8th-16th we showcased the work of over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals and we demonstrated the force of Philadelphia’s design, tech, and collaborative business practices, in over 85 events across the Greater Philadelphia area, This year’s Festival kicked off at the Liao Collection, a striking gallery abounding with Antique Chinese and Japanese furniture, objects of art and textiles. Over 300 guests mixed, mingled, and experienced the debut of Pearl Street Passage. All... Read Full Story

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours | Oct 17-18: An Interview with Marnie Lersch

By Sharon Leshner on Oct 16, 2015

Theotokos XXXI by Jay Walker from Old City

Now that DesignPhiladelphia is over, what else could there possibly be left to do in Philadelphia? Fortunately, the city is burgeoning with enough creativity to last all year. This weekend, Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (P.O.S.T.) is opening the doors to artists’ studios and creative workspaces west of Broad Street during P.O.S.T. West . As an annual Fall festival of visual art, P.O.S.T. enables self-guided tours of artist's studios and related creative workspaces, gallery exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, artist talks, receptions, and guided tours. - See more at: We spoke with Marnie Lersch, Program Associate at The Center for Emerging... Read Full Story