Second Thursday June – Gallery Night

June 8th is Second Thursday in the Fishtown District and South Kensington!  Join us on Frankford Ave and American St for a night of art & gallery exhibitions.

Check out the participating exhibitions below:


Printed Perspectives

Corridor Contemporary
1315 Frankford Ave

Opens April 15th.
Corridor Contemporary is proud to present our latest group exhibition Printed Perspectives.
At large, the exhibition presents and explores a range of printmaking techniques such as lithography, silk-screening, giclee, and digital chromogenic printing as well as the integration of non-traditional materials including diamond dust and hand-applied varnish.
In addition, the exhibition presents the use of printmaking in a variety of applications to render into existence multiples of a variety of mediums including photography and painting alongside works that were created solely to exist in the print medium.
When exploring this body of work, consider questions regarding the use of print mediums/techniques to transmit artistic intention, notions concerning editions/multiples of works and reproduction, and technical printmaking processes.
Curated by Damian Munoz, Gallery Director
Featured artists:
Hebru Brantley | Shepard Fairey | Alex Katz | King Saladeen | David Salle | Kenny Scharf | Tyler Shields


Small Favors 2023

The Clay Studio
1425 N American Street

We are so grateful to the hundreds of artists who are participating in the exhibition this year. Come in to experience it in person or peruse the over 400 works on our website, click below.
The exhibition is supported by the Ruth Foundation for the Arts, and generous donors to The Clay Studio Exhibition Fund, including Christine DeBonis.
On view April 28th – July 3rd


Gone & For Ever

The Clay Studio
1425 N American Street

Gone & For Ever is a multidisciplinary memorial to Philadelphians and the HIV/AIDS crisis, conceived by Alex Stadler and created in partnership with artists, activists, community leaders, and individuals who have shared their stories. Performed in June 2022 at the William Way LGBTQ+ Community Center, The Clay Studio presents the monumental urns by Stadler in along with a movie made about the procession.
Original support for Gone & For Ever was provided to William Way LGBT Community Center by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.
On view April 28th – July 3rd


Community Conversation: Pride Pots

The Clay Studio
1425 N American Street

Erickson cultivated a space for story-sharing and reflection to create deeper human connections by empowering students to develop projects that benefit others. One project emerged – Pride Pots: Community Conversations – wherein Erickson genuinely embraced and linked the Boyer Model of teaching, service, and scholarship for this collection of ceramic work. Erickson said it felt natural to transition this project into a community-building art experience centered around hard conversations. These experiences consist of groups where community collaborators are introduced to the project and sign in with their names and social media or email addresses. Each individual is asked how they identify, their ages if they wish to share them, and their professions. Event organizers explain that their “official artists’ portraits,” which include names, identities, ages, and professions, are displayed with their hand-painted Pride Pots at exhibitions to help share their stories. The painting of the pots is the most important part of the event because this is where the conversations around meeting and the opportunity to engage with different people occur. The exhibition is a by-product of the events. Proceeds from the sales of the community-painted pots help fund an endowed MFA scholarship.

Artisan Accelerator Showcase | Mural Arts Live painting

June 8th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm FREE

1800 N American Street

You may have noticed some activity this past month outside our NextFab location on North American Street. We have been selected by Mural Arts to exhibit a mural on our building and we will be unveiling the design at this event! Artists are currently painting a 400-foot-long mural that illustrates the past, present, and future of climate change and climate justice in Lenapehoking (the homelands of the Indigenous Lenape people, including Philadelphia and the Delaware River watershed).


During our Second Thursday event, NextFab and Mural Arts’ Climate Justice Initiative (CJI) invite you to help “Paint the Future” at this family-friendly evening of art and activism! Hear about some of the inspiration and history behind this mural, and even help us paint the mural on June 8th and July 13th. Learn more about the event here.


In our NextFab Gallery, we are officially opening our Artisan Accelerator showcase! Join us as we unveil the work of our graduating Artisan Accelerator cohort including:

Rolling tours of NextFab will be available, and light drinks and refreshments will be served.


A Space To Appear, A Space To Tarry

AUTOMAT Collective
1400 N American Street STE 105

AUTOMAT welcomes guest curator Tamir Williams and their show A Space To Appear, A Space To Tarry. The exhibition will offer an immersive engagement with the photographic series “Black Nightclubs of Chicago’s South Side” by the late artist Michael Abramson.

On view from 6/8/23 to 7/8/23.


Glass House + Meddow

InLiquid Art + Design
1400 N American Street

Glass House + Meddow examines the human impact on the local environment to engage with a global issue, and make community participation and sustainable action more accessible. In pursuit of perspective in the face of an overwhelming crisis, three local Philadelphia artists – Jaime Alvarez, Donna Backues, and Chantal Westby – examine the past, present, and future of human impact within the River Wards.
This exhibition will be on view at the InLiquid Gallery from now until 7/22/2023.


InLiquid’s 23rd annual affordable arts fair, Art For The Cash Poor, returns on Saturday, June 10th from noon-6PM on the 1400-1500 blocks of North American Street! Discover one-of-a-kind art and collectables from local artists and craftspeople for less than $250.


Teen Photo – Capstone Exhibition

TILT Institute Honickman & Richardson Gallery
1400 N. American Street Suite #103
Join TILT for this capstone event in recognition of the students from our Teen Photo Program. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, June 8th from 6-8pm. Teen Photo is a free, comprehensive photography after-school program focused on visual literacy and studio/street photography. Each participant learns the basics of photography and photoshop, builds a creative body of work, and creates their own photo book. RSVP here for the opening reception!


Devotion to:

Second State Press
1400 N American St Suite # B103
Join us this Second Thursday for the opening of Pulp!. SSP will be hosting a pop up print shop as well as a collage zine social to propagate our community library! This event is free and open to all. ***Interested in becoming a Fob Holder at SSP? Summer 2023 Applications are open! Fob Holders are granted 24/7 unlimited access to the studio in exchange for 12 hours of work a week at the shop. Learn more!



1400 N American St # 107

A/Bound focuses on the theme of transformation, legacy, and cross-generational relationship, through natural laws, which is brought into space using selected works by Duwenavue Santé Johnson, Kim Miskowicz, Omi Tanaka, Joseph Carrillo, George Shongutsie, and Chris Donnelly. Curated by Eva Moreno and Duwenavue Santé Johnson
On view until June 17th. 


Despite Everything I Still Love You

Peep Projects
1400 N American St. #109

Starting in the blurred space of mythic and historical record, (the ur-continent Pangea, the Trojan War, the Dodo, family artifacts, etc), Alex Schechter’s new collection of sculptures and drawings play with the impulse to go back to an origin in an effort to augment a future. Join us for the opening reception of Schechter’s solo exhibition, from 6-8PM.
On view until June 20, 2023.


Becoming; Letting Go

Cynthia Porter Studio
1400 N American St. #214

Cynthia Porter’s work has evolved slowly over time and continues to investigate the relationship of image, form, and environment. Her work gives physical form to a dreamlike psychological landscape that focuses on what it means to be human. Opening reception will be on Second Thursday from 5:30 – 8PM.