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159 Things to Do in Philly This Week and Weekend

ALL WEEK Pride Month The monthlong celebration continues with more events in the city and the surrounding area, including comedy, drag, parties, and much more. […]


Where to Live in the Philadelphia Region if You Love the Arts

Welcome to “Where to Live if You Love …” — our series of Philly-area neighborhood guides to help you find your place. Whether you’re passionate […]

Be Well Philly

Where to Make Your Own Pottery in and Around Philadelphia

If you’re looking for a new hobby or a fun way to pass the time, consider a pottery class. It’s a great way to broaden […]

Calder Gardens, a new Philadelphia art museum, is set to open in 2024. (Rendering courtesy Calder Gardens Foundation)
City Life

Philadelphia Is Finally Getting a New Art Museum

Check phillymag.com each morning Monday through Friday for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly […]

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First Look at the “Unauthorized,” Interactive “Banksy Was Here” Exhibit

The work of elusive, anonymous street artist Banksy is coming to Philly in an immersive, multisensory exhibit featuring original works, projections, virtual reality and more […]

City Life

Philly Artist Scores Supreme Court Victory With Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Portrait

Philadelphia artist Natalie Hope McDonald creates many, many illustrations by hand. Never with a computer. Some of those illustrations are of people or places you’ve […]

black urban cowboy phil sumpter, who has an exhibit at dive bar Dirty Frank's
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A 92-Year-Old Black Urban Cowboy Walks Into a Bar …

I don’t think legendary Philly dive bar Dirty Franks is normally packed on a Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. But packed it was on a […]

Life & Style

Iconic Philly Jeweler Steven Lagos’s Three Favorite Artists at the Barnes 

“Every time I come, I get chills.” Steven Lagos, dressed in head-to-toe-black as usual, was visiting the Barnes Foundation to reflect on his artistic inspiration […]

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Tiny Room for Elephants Festival Brings Art, Music and Community to Cherry Street Pier

When Cherry Street Pier opened in 2018, it not only reactivated a long-dormant space, it also let the creative process shine with its public-facing studio […]

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Where to See Art in Philly This Summer

Philly is known for its plethora of inspiring murals and public art. But it’s a destination for great art programming on the gallery walls as […]

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Northern Liberties Gets a New Artistic Hub with 1040 Creative

Northern Liberties is certainly having something of a renaissance this year, seemingly opening a new business every week. And what renaissance is complete without the […]

Symone Salib
Life & Style

Muralist Symone Salib on the Philly Places and Things She Can’t Live Without

You’ve likely seen muralist Symone Salib’s bright, larger-than-life work splashed on buildings throughout Philly, from Fitler Square’s purple portrait of Jill Scott to the fluorescent […]

people taking in the van gogh experience, which just opened at the Tower Theatre just outside of Philadelphia
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Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Philadelphia’s Van Gogh Experience Pop-Up

What is the Van Gogh Experience? The Van Gogh Experience is an immersive art exhibit all about the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh. […]

philadelphia street artist jalapeno miles with a woman who tracked him down after he left a painting in the lobby of her building
City Life

This Philly Artist Is Leaving Paintings for People in Random Places Just Because

Old City resident Megan Young wasn’t sure what to think when an oil painting turned up in the lobby of her building in June. Her […]

the lil nas x mural in philadelphia by south philly artist ash ryan
City Life

Check Out the Gayborhood’s New 36-Foot-Tall Lil Nas X Mural

Lil Nas X is everywhere these days. His recent tweets, in which the LGBTQ music icon promised to have sex with “100 lucky fans” to […]