There are a boatload of art galleries in Philadelphia, so it can be a bit difficult figuring out which ones are actually worth your time. Here’s a short list of the ones to put at the top of yours.
Perhaps one of the best places to start is with the handful of art galleries at The Piazza At Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties…
The Piazza At Schmidts
North 2nd Street and Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
The list of art spaces at The Piazza At Schmidt’s includes:
The Toothless Cat
The Toothless Cat showcases the works of both established and emergent underground artists.
R. Alexander Trejo Fine Art Photography
Space #1030 (entrance also at 1001-13 North 2nd Street)
This comfortable and welcoming space, featuring the architectural and surreal photographic work of R. Alexander Trejo, is a must in your Philadelphia gallery journey.
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 6 p.m – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The work on display at the Bambi Gallery is most certainly eclectic, ranging from far-out installation pieces to mixed-media work hanging on and from the walls.
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m
Two other art galleries in Philadelphia worth checking out are:
The Clay Studio
139 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19106
The Clay Studio is all about ceramic arts and usually features two to three exhibits every month.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m .- 7 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
143 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
The Pentimenti Gallery in Old City is a fresh, open space featuring works from established and emerging artists working in paint, photography, sculpture, installation and more.
Hours: Tuesday by appointment only; Wednesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.