Open year-round

Cherry Street Pier is a year-round, mixed-use public space on the central Delaware River waterfront. Built into the shell of a century-old municipal pier, it is a reflection of Philadelphia today—creative, diverse, historic, adaptable, and inspired.

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Maria Young
Maria Young
Delaware River Trail Construction

We're Open

Pardon our appearance! Construction for the exciting Delaware River Trail is happening along Columbus Boulevard. The project is making headway and will result in a stunning multi-use trail that will increase accessibility to the Pier. The trail is scheduled for completion in Fall 2021. 

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Artists Applications

Calling All Artists!

Are you looking for studio space to hone and showcase your craft? Apply for an opportunity to become a member of our talented cohort of artists. Individuals, collectives, and non-profit organizations are all welcome to apply.

Watch Now: Before applying, stream our virtual artist information session to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

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2021 DesignPhiladelphia Festival

DesignPhiladelphia is Back!

The Center for Architecture and Design is excited to present the 2021 DesignPhiladelphia Festival sponsored by Thomas Jefferson University at Cherry Street Pier from October 6 through October 17, 2021. Take in the Best in Emerging Design Competition, which invites regional designers and design companies to submit innovative, high-quality products that have a positive impact on daily life.

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Exhibition Premiere

Join us for Arthur Jafa's "Big Wheel IV"

Don’t miss Arthur Jafa’s Big Wheel IV debuting at Cherry Street Pier from September 22 through January 31, 2022. This powerful exhibition, which honors African American histories,  is part of the Monumental Tour, a traveling public art exhibit, empowering social change through the arts.

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Business Opportunity

Become a Winter Market Vendor at Cherry Street Pier

Are you a local creator, entrepreneur, artist, or small business owner looking for a festive space to vend this winter? Look no further than Cherry Street Pier. Learn about our upcoming market opportunities and apply today.

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The Space

Cherry Street Pier was designed for the Philadelphia community, by the Philadelphia community. Here, you’ll watch artists at work, shop ever-changing markets, and find one-of-a-kind programming, exhibitions, and spaces for reflection along the river.

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Our Story

Cherry Street Pier is a 65,000 square foot warehouse and former shipping pier which was a vibrant part of Philadelphia’s shipping industry. Originally built in 1919 as Shipping Pier 9, it has been carefully repurposed to preserve and celebrate its historic value including the original railroad tracks, steel trussed roof, and masonry headhouses.

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