Oct 30

Photographer Sheldon Abba Aims to Connect Philadelphians with Abandoned Pay Phones

...two photographs above,) located on Girard avenue at Lawrence street in Olde Kensington, Sheldon writes: “Front and Girard can be a rugged zone. In the last 10 years there has been a huge...

For the installation in the two photographs below, located at 13th and Market streets in Center City, Sheldon writes: “One of my top two favorite things about Philadelphia...

    Photographer Sheldon Abba Aims to Connect Philadelphians with Abandoned Pay Phones
    Have y'all seen this new street art series that's started popping up around Philly? The series converts unused, abandoned pay phones into frames for photography. After searching Instagram for who might be the creator of this new series, I quickly realized that it's my friend (and Signs of Solidarity artist!)
    http://streetsdept.com

Oct 13

Abandoned Pay Phones Around Philly Get A Little Makeover

...Instagram here to see the handful of locations she put these up in Philly, including 9th and Locust streets (photographed above) and 15th and Sansom streets (photographed below...

...locations she put these up in Philly, including 9th and Locust streets (photographed above) and 15th and Sansom streets (photographed below...

    Abandoned Pay Phones Around Philly Get A Little Makeover
    Absolutely in LOVE with these abandoned pay phone murals by ljanet around Philadelphia! The artist who painted these little murals did so while she was visiting Philly from Chicago a couple of months ago, so it's unlikely we'll see any more pop up anytime soon from her.
    http://streetsdept.com

Oct 10

Modern Trail Tour: Exploring Philly in 10 Stops

The Rail Park, which will have an entrance at 13th and Noble street, is slated to open in just a few months. The park will transform a...

Isaac Tin Wei Lin’s mural at Juniper and Race streets at the edge of Chinatown is just a stunning half-block piece from the Philly-based artist. And, it’s not a bad selfie mural, if you’re looking for a new profile picture.

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...on the history and present-day significance of immigration in Philadelphia and beyond, located on North Broad and Cherry streets. It’s a temporary installation apart of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s 2017 Monument Lab...

Capogiro Gelato on 13th and Sansom streets is not only where I worked for four years (in fact I was working...

...Chestnut and Locust streets. And I have to say that James Daniel Burns’ mural at 13th and Chancellor streets is maybe my favorite, it’s a can’t miss...

    Modern Trail Tour: Exploring Philly in 10 Stops
    Sponsored* Y'all, as I announced last week, I'm so excited to be partnering with Timberland to highlight their green cities initiative, which will see Timberland matching the retail floor space of their stores in five different cities over five years with the creation or restoration of an equivalent amount of green space.
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Oct 08

World’s Happiest Raccoon Finds World’s Biggest Philly Pretzel in Port Richmond

This week, the world’s happiest raccoon found the world’s biggest Philly pretzel in Port Richmond, and I’m living for it… This is thanks to a new mural at Thompson and Sergeant streets by V.U.R.T., with fundraising help by Natalie Shaak!

    World's Happiest Raccoon Finds World's Biggest Philly Pretzel in Port Richmond
    This week, the world's happiest raccoon found the world's biggest Philly pretzel in Port Richmond, and I'm living for it... This is thanks to a new mural at Thompson and Sergeant streets by V.U.R.T., with fundraising help by Natalie Shaak! The latest mural in their Local Critter Project mural series, V.U.R.T.
    http://streetsdept.com

Sep 07

Philly Street Artist Ephemeroh Releases Limited-Edition Clothing Line with Strictly Featured

For their first apparel collaboration, Strictly Featured has teamed up with Philadelphia street artist Ephemeroh. Together, they’ll be hosting a pop-up shop this Sunday (9/10) from 7-10pm upstarts at Tattooed Mom (530 South Street) to celebrate and debut the limited-edition collection!

    Philly Street Artist Ephemeroh Releases Limited-Edition Clothing Line with Strictly Featured
    (Photos courtesy of Strictly Featured) This Sunday, Philly's own Ephemeroh will be releasing a limited-edition clothing line with Strictly Featured! Strictly Featured is a new, Philadelphia-based clothing company that's looking to collaborate with local visual artists as a way of supporting and bringing exposure to emerging talent.
    http://streetsdept.com

Sep 03

Streets Dept Explores the East Market Neighborhood with The Ludlow

...to pursue Streets Dept full-time, Capogiro Gelato then Quaker City Mercantile, were both near 13th and Sansom streets (both I worked at for four years each.) So, suffice it to say I...

    Streets Dept Explores the East Market Neighborhood with The Ludlow
    So excited to announce today that for the next week I've partnered with The Ludlow to take over @TheLudlowPhilly's Instagram account to highlight my favorite parts of the East Market neighborhood! This is a neighborhood I know well, because I worked here for over 10 years.
    http://streetsdept.com

Aug 29

New Bines All Around Philly

...this post can be found on 2nd street at Laurel street in Northern Liberties, at Front and Thompson streets in Fishtown, on Market street at 8th street in Center City, and at 4th...

...Thompson streets in Fishtown, on Market street at 8th street in Center City, and at 4th and Callowhill streets on the border of Old City and Northern Liberties, respectively...

    New Bines All Around Philly
    Bines swept through Philly this past week, and in Bines style he put up a ton of great new work everywhere! The new work from Bines photographed in this post can be found on 2nd street at Laurel street in Northern Liberties, at Front and Thompson streets in Fishtown, on Market street at 8th street...
    http://streetsdept.com

Aug 24

The Vastness is Bearable Only Through Love

Keep running into stickers from Bruno Guerreiro, apart of his new inspiring quotes series, and every time they stop me in my tracks and make me smile, make me think. This Carl Sagan quote sticker was spotted at Berks and Cedar streets in the heart of Fishtown!

    The Vastness is Bearable Only Through Love
    Really freaking love these! Keep running into stickers from Bruno Guerreiro, apart of his new inspiring quotes series, and every time they stop me in my tracks and make me smile, make me think. This Carl Sagan quote sticker was spotted at Berks and Cedar streets in the heart of Fishtown!
    http://streetsdept.com

Aug 16

The View from the Roof of 448 North 10th Street

The View from the Roof of 448 North 10th Street

    The View from the Roof of 448 North 10th Street
    Every once in a while I get the rare opportunity to explore the roof of a building around Philly. I think this happens because I've made my love for this city pretty clear over the last 6+ years of running this blog. And if I love anything more than posting photos of art in the...
    http://streetsdept.com

Aug 12

The Streets of Philly Are About to Experience Parades of Artistic, Civically Inspired Performances: Here’s What You Need to Know

Please join us for this Move-In performance on Tuesday, August 15th from 3-5pm starting at Broad Street Ministry at 315 South Broad Street (on Broad between Spruce and Pine streets.) Hope to see y’all there!

    The Streets of Philly Are About to Experience Parades of Artistic, Civically Inspired Performances: Here's What You Need to Know
    So excited to tell y'all that Philadelphia Assembled is about to take over the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Perelman Building and I will be covering the Move-In! This will be the first in a series of collaborations I'll be partnering with the Philadelphia Museum of Art for over the next few months, all to document...
    http://streetsdept.com

Aug 07

A Rainbow (Mural) Just Popped Up in South Philly

This week, David painted a quick little rainbow mural on Cross street in South Philly, adjacent to the intersection of 12th and Dickinson streets. I spotted the mural in-progress on David’s Instagram and made sure to stop by to see it over this weekend. So cute!

    A Rainbow (Mural) Just Popped Up in South Philly
    You may remember David Guinn as one of the pair of artist behind the Philly-mural-heard-round-the-world (literally,) the Electric Street mural. That, of course, in addition to the countless other murals he's created around Philly over his career. This week, David painted a quick little rainbow mural on Cross street in South Philly, adjacent to the...
    http://streetsdept.com

Aug 01

New NDA Mural in Spring Arts

In LOVE with this new mural by Philly-based street artist NDA at 10th and Brandywine streets in the Spring Arts neighborhood, commissioned by Mural Arts Philadelphia via curator Ryan Greenberg!

    New NDA Mural in Spring Arts
    In LOVE with this new mural by Philly-based street artist NDA at 10th and Brandywine streets in the Spring Arts neighborhood, commissioned by Mural Arts Philadelphia via curator Ryan Greenberg! P.s. There are still a handful of tickets to my 2nd Saturday Street Art Tour of Spring Arts/the Eraserhood...
    http://streetsdept.com

Jul 14

A Thousand Times Yes: Rubicon1’s New Mural in Northern Liberties

Another amazing mural from Barcelona-based artist Rubicon1 in Philly. You can catch this one at 2nd and Poplar streets in Northern Liberties. (Map it here.)

    A Thousand Times Yes: Rubicon1's New Mural in Northern Liberties
    LOVE this! Another amazing mural from Barcelona-based artist Rubicon1 in Philly. You can catch this one at 2nd and Poplar streets in Northern Liberties. ( Map it here.) See Rubicon1's two other recent Philly murals here!
    http://streetsdept.com

Jul 14

Swamping the Drain, Philly Street Artist Mocks Trump’s Frantic Communication “Style”

Thank god for Joe Boruchow! Titled Fireplug, this is the latest in an ever-growing, ever-brilliant series of anti-Trump wheatpastes by the local street art legend! You can find it now at 9th and Spring Garden streets.

    Swamping the Drain, Philly Street Artist Mocks Trump's Frantic Communication "Style"
    Could Trump be more frantic and self-serving? [Read in a Chandler voice.] Thank god for Joe Boruchow! Titled Fireplug, this is the latest in an ever-growing, ever-brilliant series of anti-Trump wheatpastes by the local street art legend! You can find it now at 9th and Spring Garden streets.
    http://streetsdept.com

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