Fairmount Arts Crawl Happening Sunday
This annual event showcases the many facets of the Art Museum area, from highbrow art to sidewalk chalk murals.
The neighborhood now known as the Art Museum District will celebrate the arts Sunday, April 30, with the Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl, an indoor and outdoor event which features all kinds of art around the area.
From Thursday through Saturday, the NFL Draft will take over the area around the Philadelphia Museum of Art. But on Sunday, a few blocks away on Fairmount Avenue, the focus will be back on art, with 40 separate exhibits of everything from painting to printmaking to sidewalk art. The event is expected to draw as many as 4,000 visitors between noon and 4 pm to the avenue, between 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.
The Arts Crawl will feature nearly 40 local artists at 25 different venues. Highlights include a performance by the band Modern Colour, art from Jeremy Davis and David Karasow at Bar Hygge; illustrations from Stephanie Snow at the Belgian Cafe; live music at the Cosmic Cafe from Busy Bee Project and art from Colleen Brand at Division IV. Click here to see the full list of venues.
In addition to the crawl, events include the Philly Art Center Extravaganza, musicians at the Francisville Artisan’s Stage, live pottery demonstrations, Poetry Park, face painting at the Eastern State Penitentiary and dance lessons at Anytime Fitness.
The event will also feature a wide variety of art vendors, all based outside of the Eastern State Penitentiary. These include Jawn Prints, Project HOME Social Enterprises, Adorned by Aisha, Textiles by Arthur Hopkins, The Tin Goat, Patrick Michael Accessories and more. It’s a great time to check out the neighborhood’s great shopping and dining options, too.
Photograph courtesy of the Fairmount Community Development Corporation.