First Friday at Cherry Street Pier (August)

August 2
Location: The Studios, The Gallery, The Marketplace
Time: 5pm to 9pm

August is here! And there is plenty of summer fun left to be enjoyed. So, come on down to Philly’s best new public space for First Friday. The Pier is the place to visit if you love art, your community, and all the beauty the waterfront has to offer.

Commemorate the start of a new month with studio tours, great food from Birdies Biscuits, Cooperage, Hardena, and Little Baby Baby’s Ice Cream, and of course, stunning views!



Food Hours 4-10pm

Plus, Honest Tea will also be on-site providing free samples starting at 5PM.


Studio 12:  Yolanda Wisher 

Typewriter activation outside the studio for the public complemented with mini activities going on inside.

Studio 4:  Sharif Pendleton

Pick up one-of-a-kind merchandise from PLAID, plus select items from other artists.

Studio 7: Acori Honzo         

See a sculpture demo and pick up a custom piece.

Studio 6: Stacey “FlyGirrl” Wilson    

Watch Flygirrl pain live.



Rowhouse Workshop

Studio 5

Don’t miss another chance to see  Rowhouse Workshop presented by Interface Studio Architects.  The exhibition is free and will be on display in Studio 5 in Cherry Street Pier through August.

The Fourth Grade Project

The Gallery

5 – 8PM

Take and print a photo in the style of the Fourth Grade Project. Free for all who attend. Plus, explore this poignant photo exhibition featuring the work of Judy Gelles that examines life’s big questions through the eyes of fourth-grade students from around the world.

Dreamline Exhibition

5 – 8PM

Immerse yourself in the Spiral designed by artist-in-residence Victoria Prizzia, which highlights the art and dreams of more than 400 students from around the world. Share your own dreams by making a Dreamline Banner on the Dreamline World mobile app. Plus, purchase dream-themed merchandise to remind you of what matters most.



Tiny Room For Elephants Festival Murals

The Mezzanine

Explore the amazing giant murals by Tiny Room for Elephants’ artists. Snap a selfie by these larger-than-life works and share it on social. #TRFE19


Valientes Guerreras “Life Is Not Disposable!” / “¡La Vida No Es Desechable!”

The Amphitheatre 

As part of the Bring Your Own Project initiative, Fleisher Art Memorial partnered with Women Organized Against Rape and connected with Latina community members who had shared cultural and social roots as migrant women. Together as sisters, they took on the challenge of confronting the adversities in their lives that provoked fear and blocked them from freely expressing their emotions. Through hands-on art-making, a strong and supportive social fabric formed, built on inclusion, trust, and safety. Come see this moving installation comprised of recycled materials, including 60,000 soda tabs.



Free and open to the public.

Dogs on leashes welcome.

Wheelchair accessible.