Positively Philadelphia: Holiday Gifts By Local Fine Artists
By Lauren Lipton
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — InLiquid, the Philadelphia nonprofit for artists and art lovers, is offering something special for the holidays.
“It’s gonna be a mixture of fine artwork,” says founder and executive director Rachel Zimmerman. “We have a couple of printmakers and photographers. There’s going to be some jewelry people, glass, and ceramics. It’s really a wide mix.”
“You don’t have to spend a lot of money to buy something that’s handmade and locally made,” she tells KYW Newsradio. “The idea was really to sort of engage the public with buying art for the holidays: ‘Give the gift of art,’ and really inspire people that buying something that’s a little more personal is a very nice, touching way of celebrating the holidays.”
Zimmerman founded the group InLiquid because she wanted to stay in Philadelphia.
“I’m a photographer, and when I was growing up in Philadelphia, if you wanted to be a successful artist, you really had to move to New York,” he recalls. “And when I came back to Philadelphia I realized that there was an amazing amount of talent in Philadelphia that people just weren’t seeing.”
The show begins on Friday, November 30th, and continues until Sunday, December 2nd.
And that’s “Positively Philadelphia!”