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PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Talking creativity, buying crafts and exploring Camden

30th st Craft Market

Art Crawl

Camden Art Crawl


Joey Five cents

Regional Community and Economic Development Forum
Wednesday, June 12
9 a.m. - noon
The ACP Building, 8th Floor, 190 N. Independence Mall West

This month, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission will host a Regional Community and Economic Development Forum entitled "Voices of Creative Economy: Why Does Place Matter to Creative Businesses?"

The day begins with a presentation introducing attendees to CultureBlocks, a mapping tool that supports people making decisions about place and creativity in Philadelphia. Next on the agenda, Larry Eichel, project director of the Philadelphia Research Initiative at Pew Charitable Trusts will deliver the featured presentation, "Philadelphia 2013: the State of the City."

Following the presentation, Flying Kite Publisher Michelle Freeman will moderate a panel discussion featuring successful regional businesses whose sense of placemaking has helped defined the creative economy. Panelists include Seun Olubodun of Duke & Winston; Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing; Page Neal of Bario-Neal; and Robert Cheetham of Azavea.

Arrive at 9 a.m. for registration and coffee, and plan to stay for lunch and networking after the meeting. Please RSVP to [email protected] (and let them know if you'll stay for lunch. Like Flying Kite's Facebook page for updates and photos from the event.

30th Street Craft Market at The Porch
Saturday, June 15
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

On Saturday, University City District (UCD) teams up with Baltimore Avenue's VIX Emporium to host the 30th Street Craft Market. Shop unique and locally-made wares -- including jewelry, prints, ceramics, stationery, home goods, children's gifts -- from more than 50 local vendors. Three food trucks will also be on-hand: Vernalicious, Lil Dan's and mac-and-cheese heaven MacMart. Shoppers will also enjoy Ben and Jerry's ice cream and live music from the West Philly Orchestra

To browse some pictures of the awesome local wares that will be on-sale Saturday, head over to market's beautiful Pinterest board. For vendor profiles and more information about VIX Emporium, check out their website.

Opened in 2011, the Porch is 30th Street Station's adjacent outdoor space for concerts and special events. Like their page on Facebook to stay updated on all the exciting goings-on.

UPCOMING: Flying Kite Art Opening during Third Thursday in Camden 
Thursday, June 20
5 - 9 p.m.
Coopers Grant Neighborhood, Camden, N.J.; 433 Market Street

Jump on the PATCO or ride your bike over the Ben Franklin Bridge, but either way, make the quick trip 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 community. 

While you're over there, stop by Flying Kite's On the Ground space at 433 Market Street. Join us for the opening of our Transformation art show, featuring the work of artists living and working in Camden. We'll have refreshments, libations and music.

The locations for Camden's Third Thursday include: Gallery Eleven One, William Butler's studio and gallery space 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.

Want your event listed in Flying Kite? Email [email protected].

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