August First Friday at Cherry Street Pier

Friday
August 6
2021
Location: Cherry Street Pier
Time: 4pm to 9pm

Hello, August! It’s time to cool down at Cherry Street Pier with refreshing Waterfront breezes, cold beverages, sweet treats, and stunning art, too.

Join us for an action-packed First Friday at the Pier featuring the opening of two resident artist exhibition’s James Abbott’s On the River’s Edge: The Disintegrating Touch of Nature and SpArc’s Resilient Voices. Plus, shop local at our Artist and Artisans Market and dine local at our delicious concessions.

Free and open to the public, Cherry Street Pier is open 7-days-a-week, rain or shine.

Review the full lineup!

Opening of James Abbott’s On the River’s Edge: The Disintegrating Touch of Nature Join us for resident artist and photographer James Abbott’s On the River’s Edge: The Disintegrating Touch of Nature running August 6 through August 30, an exhibition of new color works exploring the forgotten, hidden and decaying remnants of the post-industrial Delaware River Waterfront. Open through August 30.

SpArc’s Resilient Voices
Resident artist organization SpArc Services presents a unique collection of art showcasing work from ten (10) featured artists who used art as an outlet for expression as they battled against loneliness and isolation brought on by the pandemic and stay-at-home orders. Open through August 29.

Wharf Collective’s a wave, still here
Explore the beauty of Cherry Street Pier from the perspective of members of the Wharf Collective in a wave, still here, a site-specific exhibition that is inspired by the long and rich history of the Pier, on August 6 through August 29.

The Clay Studio’s Claymobile — CANCELED
Join us for an art-making activity with The Clay Studio’s Claymobile from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Artist and Artisans Market
Shop beautiful, handmade treasures from local creators. Every First Friday and Third Sunday of the Month

Open Studios
See the Pier’s resident artists at work in their studios and purchase an original piece of artwork, too.

Concessions
Find delectable seasonal fare and local brews at The Garden Restaurant. Plus, enjoy Philly favorites French Toast Bites, and Rita’s Italian Ice.

Learn about our safety enhancements before your next visit.

Review our parking and directions information before your next visit.

Delaware River Trail Construction: 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 Waterfront. The trail is scheduled for completion in Fall 2021.