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West Philly Tool Library

DIY Dreaming at the West Philly Tool Library

They're building banjos, walking on the trapeze and reclaiming cemeteries, and they all come here to get the tools they need.

Bill Green

GREENSPACE: Building a Path to Leapfrog Other Cities in Tech

City Councilman at-large Bill Green has introduced three pieces of legislation he believes will move forward Philadelphia's Open Gov efforts.

4017 Lancaster Ave

FLYING PHOTO: Opening Night for Transformation 19104

Flying Kite's inaugural art exhibition, Transformation 19104, opened as part of Second Friday at its On the Ground HQ at 4017 Lancaster Ave. 

David Groverman

ON THE GROUND: One Man's Junk is An Entire Corridor's Treasure

The addition of David Groverman's Resellers Central Market to the 3900 block of Lancaster Ave. could mean big things for the corridor.

Jeff Jordan

ON THE GROUND: LGBT Church's Pastor Leads Parade of Celebration

Reverend Jeff Jordan and his partner David Pickett are also helping organize and mobilize voters in West Philadelphia where others dare not campaign.

Mirvis | Over the River and Through the Woods

ON THE GROUND: Artists Set for 'Transformation 19104' Exhibition, Friday's Opening

The Tiberinos, Traction Company and Liberia are all represented in the artist lineup for our inaugural exhibition at 4017 Lancaster Ave. this Friday from 6-9 p.m.

Art for the cash poor

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Reelabilities, Public Pianos, Art for Cash Poor

Films that reveal and inspire, 704 keys that don't play themselves, and some of the best art made in the city at bargain prices.

4017 Lancaster wide

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Night Market, Under the Stars, BYO BBQ

Taste NoLibs Friday night, Latino theater on Saturday night, and a classic West Philly party on Memorial Day at Flying Kite's new HQ.

Bonnie Macallister

ON THE GROUND: Call For Artists for Exhibition at 4017 Lancaster

Bonnie MacAllister returns to the site of last fall's exhibit for LOOK! to help curate Flying Kite's inaugural exhibit: Transformation 19104.

Union Transfer

Sound Effect: How A Music Venue Can Lift a Neighborhood

Neighborhoods often fight live music venues, but they might be missing out. The Boot & Saddle on South Broad is next.

4017 Lancaster Ave

Flying Kite Launches 'On the Ground' Neighborhood Engagement Program in West Philly

It's editorial barnstorming, and we're coming to a neighborhood near you for deep dives on local transformation.

Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Trenton Ave. Arts, Wheat Beer, Green in the 'Burbs

It's sculpture derby time in Kensington, craft brew and food in Newbold and energy independence day in Modena.

Karen Zinn abstract

ARTS&BUSINESS: Getting Strategic With Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

With help from the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, KZB Advisors principal Karen Zinn facilitated a strategic plan that will help Isaiah Zagar's gang of mosaic magic-makers keep shining on.

Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich, Will McHale, and Katie Winkler.

Philly Works Reveals City's Hidden Underbelly of Makers

This partnership that promotes Philadelphia's makers has a call for submissions for its annual Qualities of Life Philadelphia show through July 1.

Redevelopment from Spring Garden St, headed north

Are Pieces Finally in Place for North Broad's Renaissance?

Between Temple University and Spring Garden Street, recent developments seem to be creating a cultural and educational destination. 
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