PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, GALLERIES
Philadelphia played a central role in the American Revolutionary War as a capital city and meeting place for its founding fathers. But since then it has expanded into a thoroughly modern city with an historic feel. Supportive of both new and emerging artists, the city has something for everyone. Come for the steps “Rocky” climbed for the famous movie, stay for the amazing art galleries.
The Clay Studio
139 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA/ 1 215-925-3453/ theclaystudio.org
Monday - Sunday, 11 AM- 6 PM
The Clay Studio has evolved into one of the best centers for the support of artists and the creation of art in the country. Further, The Clay Studio exhibitions, guest residencies, and lectures have made it among the most important centers for the promotion of ceramic arts in the world. Since 1992, the Studio has hosted artists from over 30 countries through its Guest Artist-in-Residence program, exposing the community to a wide range of cultures. In 2001 the Studio became an institutional member of the prestigious International Academy of Ceramics.
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA/ 1 215-545-4302/ philartalliance.org
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 AM- 6 PM
Philadelphia Art Alliance (PAA) is Philadelphia’s center for contemporary craft and design. Gallery is an exhibition space housed in an historic building, presenting up to twelve new exhibitions per year. Gallery hosts artist’s talks, exhibition tours, concerts, gourmet tastings, workshops for families and children, and much more! We welcome our visitors to experience craft and design in new and innovative ways.
Paradigm Gallery + Studio
746 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA/ 1 267-266-0073/ paradigmarts.org
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 12 AM - 6 PM
Established February 2010, Paradigm Gallery + Studio® started as a project between co-founders and curators, Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston, to create a space in which to make artwork, to exhibit the work of their peers, and to invite the members of the local community make their own artwork in a welcoming gallery setting. Over the years, Paradigm Gallery + Studio has become a gallery of diverse contemporary artwork from around the world, but still with a focus on Philadelphia artists. Paradigm Gallery + Studio provides an artistic space for both the visual and performing arts, with a focus on dedicated, emerging to established Philadelphia-based visual artists.
201 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA/ 1 215-923-7030/ wexlergallery.com
Wexler Gallery is an interdisciplinary venue featuring works that merge the worlds of design, fine art, decorative art and craft. The gallery opened its doors in 2000 showing innovative functional and non-functional pieces that are distinguished by their quality and ability to challenge traditional boundaries between disciplines. Works presented at Wexler Gallery are often unique, one-off productions but they are brought together by an underlying commitment to craftsmanship. Wexler Gallery represents some of the most skilled craftsmen of the day from celebrated masters to emerging talents working in design, mixed media, ceramics, painting, photography, print and glass. Represented artists and craftsmen of note include Andy Paiko, Jefferson Hayman and internationally renowned master glassmaker William Morris.
145 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA/ 1 215-625-9990/ pentimenti.com
Pentimenti Gallery features content driven contemporary art which challenges traditional materials and aesthetics by a line of internationally established artists alongside young talent. Over time, the exhibition program has broadened to encompass abstract and figurative aesthetics to innovative works created from unconventional materials (packaging tape, marine vinyl, embroidered x-rays, etc.). Throughout two decades, Pentimenti Gallery has maintained a commitment to process based work and elaborate craftsmanship.
Carre d' artistes
104 S 13th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA/ 215.735.2800/ www.carredartistesphilly.com
Carré D’artistes is focused on one task—bringing high-end original contemporary artwork to everyone. Buying original paintings from premier art galleries can be intimidating, expensive, and time consuming. Fundamental to the Carré d’artistes’ philosophy is providing customers an emotionally rich and unique art-buying experience. Our gallery environment is chic and welcoming, our customer service exceptional. Team members are sophisticated, kind, enthusiastic, and keenly knowledgeable about the art we sell. Open: Monday – Sunday, 11 am – 8 pm.
Bluestone Fine Art Gallery
72 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA/ 1856.979.7588/ www.bluestone-gallery.com
Established in 2011 by Pam Regan, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery has been operating in the Old City District of Philadelphia. The gallery features original works by contemporary and traditional artists in a range of mediums, including painting, ceramics and sculpture. Our artists’ hail from Philadelphia and around the country - many of the city's most well-known and emerging artists have exhibited their works in group and solo shows. Each month, we host new exhibitions that kick off during Philadelphia's popular First Fridays that bring hundreds of art lovers into the neighborhood for special events and openings year round. Open: Tue - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 12 am - 4 pm.
303 Cherry St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA/ 1215.238.9576/ www.snyderman-works.com
The Works Gallery was founded by Ruth Snyderman in 1965. It is one of the oldest exhibiting galleries in the field of contemporary studio crafts, representing selected artists working in figurative, narrative and functional ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber and wood. The Snydermans have been active with many local, national and international organizations, some of the more recent ones being the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Edgecomb, Maine; The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pa; and the National Crafts Council of Ireland. Open: Tue - Sat, 10 am - 6 pm.
1108 Pine Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA/ 1215.923.7000/ www.seraphingallery.com
Seraphin Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With over 45 years of art dealing experience, Seraphin Gallery specializes in the representation of vanguard contemporary art, as well as the placement of works in the secondary market, including that of the Abstract Expressionist, and the Pop Art movements. Currently, we represent numerous well-known contemporary painters, sculptors, and photographers, as well as several emerging artists nationwide. Our artists are featured in some of the foremost museums and galleries across the United States, including the Guggenheim, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Open: Wed - Sun, 10 am - 5 pm.
Rodger LaPelle Galleries
122 North Third Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA/ 1215.592.0232/ www.rodgerlapellegalleries.com
Founded in Philadelphia in 1980, Rodger LaPelle Galleries is widely recognized as one of Philadaelphia’s established contemporary art spaces. LaPelle, apart from being a strong secondary market, houses pieces by critically acclaimed artists, including David Lynch, Sidney Goodman, among others, while also supporting and nurturing the talents of emerging artists. The gallery is located in the heart of Old City Philadelphia and has been an integral part of launching many artists' careers.We host 2000 square feet of gallery space with 14 foot ceilings. Included is a large middle gallery for showcasing monthly exhibits, a smaller entrance gallery, and a rear gallery displaying work from all of our artists throughout the year.
Schmidt Dean Gallery
1719 chestnut street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA/ 1215.569.9433/ schmidtdean.com
Schmidt-Dean gallery is located at 1719 Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia and is directed by Christopher Schmidt, an exhibiting artist, who has worked in the gallery business for over 30 years. For 25 years, museum quality work has been shown by regional, national, and international artists. Considered to house the most eclectic art stable in the city, the gallery was voted “Best in Philly” in 2000 by Philadelphia Magazine. The gallery has been reviewed by the New York Times, Art News, Art in America, Art Forum, Works on Paper, Craft Magazine, Art & Antiques, Architectural Digest, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Open: Tue - Sat, 10:30 am – 6 pm; Monday by appointment.
600 Washington Square South, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA/ 1215.629.1000/ www.locksgallery.com
Founded in 1968, Locks Gallery represents an international group of critically respected contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines. The exhibition program is a diverse combination of fresh perspectives on 20th century masters, showcases of emerging talent, and new bodies of work from a core group of acclaimed mid-career artists. With a sustained commitment to contextualizing the work exhibited, the gallery regularly publishes illustrated catalogs with scholarly essays and hosts public programs such as artist talks, panel discussions, and gallery walkthroughs. Open: Tue - Sat, 10 am - 6 pm.
319 N 11th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA/ 1215.238.1236/ voxpopuligallery.org
Founded in 1988, Vox Populi is a contemporary art space and artist collective that works to support the challenging and experimental work of under-represented artists with monthly exhibitions, gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related programming. For over 27 years, Vox Populi has played a unique role in the cultural life of Philadelphia by bringing our audience a diverse range of programming and providing a supportive environment in which artists can take risks and gain valuable professional experience. Open: Wed - Sun, 12 am - 6 pm.