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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2024 Studio Applications Now Open

Cherry Street Pier is accepting artist applications for the studios on the Pier. Individuals or small collectives/non-profits interested in licensing space in one of the studios can complete the application and submit it to DRWC for review. Learn about the artists-in-residence program and application timeline. The application deadline is October 8, 2023.


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Virtual Event

Stream the Artist Application Information Session

Watch a special information session and Q&A with DRWC Creative Director Sarah Eberle about the 2024 Cherry Street Pier artist-in-residence application process.


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Featured Event

20/20 Photo Festival

Join us for the 20/20 Photo Festival on September 30 from 12 pm to 7 pm featuring  20/20 Photo Festival Call for Entry Show: The Natural WorldAmie Potsic: “Forest Light and Twilight”; and Laurence Salzmann: “In & Out of Nature”.  Plus, guests can enjoy a full day of free events sponsored by Unique Photo, featuring programming by partners at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Amie Potsic Art Advisory, Gravy Studio, Inliquid, Second State Press, The Halide Project, The Print Center and TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image.

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Delaware River Trail

Take the Trail to Access Exhibitions and Special Events at the Pier


The Delaware River Trail is a scenic multimodal trail that stretches along Philadelphia’s Central Delaware River Waterfront. The trail improves accessibility to a variety of businesses, residences, and DRWC-operated public attractions such as Cherry Street Pier.

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The Artists Shop

Discover amazing summer finds by the resident artists at a Cherry Street Pier featuring custom art, prints, gifts, and more.

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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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