Northern Liberties Business Improvement District announces the return of Artists at Work on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The neighborhood comes alive this fall with a special art exploration that will feature live music, as well as artisans and artists creating live in pop-up spaces and shops around Northern Liberties. This episode of Artists at Work is the largest yet for the program with 19 locations. Attendees will be able to stop and chat with painters, sculptors, knitters, collagers and more to learn more about their process and inspiration. New to publishing, look for collaborations with Cosa Cosa, The Clay Studio and Almanac Dance Circus Theatre. The event is rain or shine, and free to attend. Make it a day at Northern Liberties for the second Saturday with the brand new Pop-up Northern Liberties Farmers’ Market from 10am-2pm in the courtyard of Piazza Alta. For a full list of artists and shops, as well as to learn more about the Farmers’ Market Pop-up, visit: https://www.explorenorthernliberties.org/events/
Sponsored by the Penn Treaty Special Services District, Artists at Work celebrates Northern Liberties’ past and present as a neighborhood of creative, independent minds by activating nineteen storefronts with live artistic creations. This is major growth for the program that began during the pandemic for social distancing and has now expanded to become a bi-annual tradition and flagship event for the growing neighborhood.
“Northern Liberties has long been a place of creation, and Artists at Work shines a light on that artistic spirit and our unique community,” said Kristine Kennedy, executive director of the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District. “We are really excited to include artists through Cosa Cosa, a collaboration committed to creating public art, and to be able to host The Clay Studio and Almanac Dance Circus Theatre. People can explore our historic streets and discover our businesses while learning a bit about how different artistic mediums are used.”
Artists at Work is a family-friendly walking tour that will take place in 19 locations across Northern Liberties with artists settling outside inside display cases depending on their medium and needs. New to this session is Almanac Dance Circus Theater performing as a duo at the former Creative Coloring Box learning center at 632 N 2nd St. Almanac has just come out of its very successful Cannonball Festival and will feature artists from this festival. Get hands-on at The Clay Studio sculpting table located in the new Brotherly Love Gallery at 623 N 2nd St, where anyone can help form a clay sculpture.
This event is rain or shine, free and open to the public. For a map of the event and the full list of vendors with updates as the event nears, visit: https://www.explorenorthernliberties.org/event/20221112-artistsatwork/
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