After years of neglect, the 4600 block of Paul Street in Frankford is beginning a new life. Destination Frankford is transforming a formerly vacant storefront into an energetic art venue. The temporary pop-up art gallery will accelerate the process of neighborhood revitalization in Frankford.
OPENING RECEPTION for RECLAIM & BLOCK PARTY: Saturday, April 19 | 2:00 – 5:00pm @ the corner of Frankford Avenue and Paul Street , MFL to Margaret-Orthodox
Three separate exhibitions will each focus on one part of the theme:
RECLAIM | REDISCOVER | REANIMATE
RECLAIM will feature members of the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers. Saturdays from April 19 to May 17, 2014, the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers will RECLAIM discarded materials and transform them into new art forms. Seventeen artists who see the possibilities in trash and other under-utilized resources will bring a new awareness to the concept of “upcycling “to Frankford.
Participating Philadelphia Dumpster Divers include:
Sara Benowitz, Ellen Benson, Neil Benson, Carol Cole, Randy Dalton, Dan Enright, Joanne Hoffman, Linda Lou Horn, Ann Keech, Susan Moloney, Eva Preston, Susan Richards, Ellen Sall, Joel Spivak, Jim Ulrich, Sally Willowbee, Burnell Yow!
REDISCOVER | Seven local photographers | Saturdays, May 24 to June 21.
REANIMATE | Members of Philadelphia Sculptors | Saturdays, June 28 to July 26.
Each show will have its own opening reception that will spill over into the street and emerging pocket park next door. The public is invited to listen to live music, enjoy the offerings of food trucks, and peruse a local crafts market.
Destination Frankford is an arts-based initiative using MARKETING and CREATIVE PLACEMAKING to enhance and expand the resources of the Frankford’s growing ARTS, ARTISANAL INDUSTRY, and CREATIVE BUSINESS economy.
Destination Frankford is a project of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. Local partners include the Frankford Community Development Corporation, Globe Development Group, and Philadelphia Sculptors.
Destination Frankford is supported by a grant from ArtPlace America, a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies accelerating creative placemaking across the US.
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