December First Friday at Cherry Street Pier

Friday
December 3
2021
Location: Cherry Street Pier
Time: Pier Operating Hours

Hello, December! The holidays are here and we invite you to celebrate the season by supporting local makers at our Artist and Artisans Market and the opening of Pier Review, a new exhibition by the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, featuring works inspired by the Pier.

Review the full lineup!

Tyler School of Art and Architecture’s “Pier Review”
Presented by the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Pier Review features selected works from local burgeoning artists working across diverse mediums. Informed by the exhibition location, Cherry Street Pier, and its surroundings, the exhibited work responds to its framework abstractly, architecturally, personally, and historically.

Philadelphia Sculptors’ Voices and Visionaries
Voices and Visionaries highlights the talents of a diverse group of exceptional artists. The show highlights individual expression while exposing threads of commonalities amongst the group of Black, Asian, and Latinx artists.

Arthur Jafa’s “Big Wheel IV”
Don’t miss Arthur Jafa’s Big Wheel IV debuting at Cherry Street Pier 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.

Portside Family Art Night
6:30 pm to 8 pm
Enjoy a fun and creative night out with the entire family at our monthly Family Art Night! During this 1.5 hours long workshop on Friday nights, parents and kids will collaborate on art projects and work together to create something everyone can be proud of. Register today!

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 eats from French Toast Bites.

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 underway along Columbus Boulevard. The project is making headway and will result in a stunning multi-use trail that will increase accessibility to the Waterfront. A special opening celebration is slated for spring 2022.