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PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Camden's Third Thursday, PHAIR and fabric arts




Camden's Third Thursday Art Crawl
Thursday, May 23
5 - 9 p.m.
Coopers Grant Neighborhood, Camden, N.J.

Come across the river and stroll Camden's Cooper Grant neighborhood during its monthly Third Thursday Art Crawl. Visit art galleries and studios for tours, and get a first-hand look at the city's growing creative arts community. 

While you're over there, stop by Flying Kite's On the Ground space at 433 Market Street. In our Transformation art show, we'll feature the work of artists living and working in Camden. The exhibition is a work in progress and our call for artists has been extended -- share it with your friends.  Be sure to come by for the show's grand opening party on June 20.

The locations for Camden's Third Thursday celebration include: Gallery Eleven One, William Butler's studio and gallery space located in a fully restored 1906 firehouse; Stedman Gallery, Rutgers' art exhibition space celebrating the graduate thesis work of the school's fine arts majors; and Cooper River Distillers, a startup rum and whiskey distillery. For the full list, click here

PHAIR Art Market
Saturdays through November 23
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
23rd & Arch Streets 

PHAIR, the Philadelphia Open Air Market, opens this Saturday, May 18. This exciting new venture brings a European-style outdoor market to a space adjacent to Schuylkill Banks. The market will run every Saturday, rain or shine.

PHAIR is designed specifically for the art and vintage loving crowds. Up to 100 vendors will sell art, clothing, vintage finds, salvaged items, antiques, jewelry, photography, crafts, handmade goods, food and more. Rotating vendors mean there's always something new at PHAIR. Like their Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest news and information. If you're a vendor who would like to sell at PHAIR, click here

Spring Forward: Contemporary Fiber Art in Historic Houses 
May 18 - June 9; opening reception, 1 - 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18
Mount Pleasant, 3800 Mt. Pleasant Drive; Lemon Hill, Sedgely and Lemon Hill Drives

The Fairmont Park Conservancy, the City's Department of Parks and Recreation and Love Your Park have teamed up to present Spring Forward: Contemporary Fiber Art in Historic Houses. The fiber art installations span two locations -- Mount Pleasant and Lemon Hill -- both historic houses open to the public in East Fairmont Park. The fiber art, yarn bombing and soft sculpture installations by Philadelphia artists Rachel Blythe Udell and Melissa Maddonni Haims combine yesteryear craftsmanship with contemporary art, drawing attention to the fine spaces and architectural details of the homes. 

The project is the result of a design challenge that asked artists to create contemporary art without endangering the integrity the historic mansions -- no nails, screws, tacks or staples. The public opening is a chance to meet the artists and learn more about their vision for the show. Click here for more information about the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park. The installations run through June 9. 

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JULIET VERDE is an intern at Flying Kite; she blogs at philadelphiatreks.tumblr.com.
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