First Friday at Cherry Street Pier

May 6
Location: Cherry Street Pier
Time: 4 pm to 9 pm

It’s a new month, Philly, and we’re excited to bring you an action-packed First Friday featuring the Artist and Artisians Market, new exhibitions by our artists-in-residence in honor Juneteenth, artist studio tours, and stunning views of the Delaware River.

All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Review the full lineup:

Opening of Daniel Cappello’s “Tonic/Clonic”
Don’t miss artist-in-residence Daniel Cappello’s “Tonic/Clonic,” an exhibition that explores his signature two and three-dimensional works. Enjoy it June 3 through June 26 in the second-floor Gallery.

Opening of Athena Scott’s “Something Old, Something New”
Enjoy select works by artist-in-residence Athena Scott in honor of Juneteenth. See it through June 30

Opening of Thomcat23’s “Juneteenth 3000”
Celebrate Juneteenth 3000 with an exhibition by artist-in-residence Thomcat23 that explores what life would be like for Black Americans 1,135 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. See it June 3 through June 30.

Queer Drawing Night at the Pier, Studio 11
Artists-in-residence Cory Sempler and Thomas Sendgraff are hosting queer drawing nights in celebration of Pride every Friday in June. Cost: $15. Register today.

Artist and Artisians Market
Shop one-of-a-kind handmade finds from local creators and artists.

Natural Tie Dye Workshop with Nyambi Naturals, Studio 3
Show your #PhillyPride with a special natural tie-dye workshop with resident artist Nyambi Royster. Cost: $25. Register today.

Portside Family Art Night, Studio 5, 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!

Live Music by Orchestra 2001
While enjoying all the festivities, enjoy music provided by Orchestra 2001.

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

Enjoy eats from French Toast Bites, and a tasty new Mexican-inspired menu in the Garden Restaurant.



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