XPN Weekend Arts Crawl…The weather is heating up and so are the arts! Fairmount Arts Crawl, First Friday, and so much more!



The Fairmount neighborhood in Philadelphia is celebrating spring Sunday with their tenth annual Fairmount Arts Crawl. Businesses, bars, stores, cafes and sidewalks are transformed into venues to showcase artists, vendors and musicians. Fairmount Framing hosts an exhibition by Project Home, the non-profit dedicated to ending homelessness.


The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts presents PAFA In Bloom, Friday through Sunday. The exhibition features 60 floral creations interpreting artworks from PAFA’s collection by renowned floral designers, wiht a book signing Friday and workshops all weekend..


All weekend the 20th annual Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show at the 23rd Street Armory, shows contemporary and traditional furniture, textiles, ceramics, glassware, rugs, kitchenware, clocks and more.


First Friday keeps galleries open late in Old City Philadelphia and elsewhere. Pentimenti Galleries opens  PAPER PLEASE! a new exhibition exploring the many ways artists use and manipulate paper, from traditional drawing to digital printing.

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Tangle Movement Arts presents Timelines Friday and Saturday. The show is a circus-theater fantasy of time travel, evolution, aging and healing, the inner workings of a clock, and more.

And there’s more…

The Penn Museum presents Drum Around the World featuring displays of exotic drums, crafts and drum workshops on Saturday.

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation offers a World War II Reenactment Saturday and Sunday.

Philadelphia Dance Projects presents Subcircle, a theatrical work focusing on the space where performance happens, on Friday and Saturday.

The Painted Bride Art Center welcomes the Tamagawa Taiko Drum & Dance Troupe Saturday. Tamagawa’s high-energy performances are rooted in ancient Japanese tradition.

Renowned artist Jean Duquoc is appearing in person Saturday at the Merritt Gallery in Haverford for an exhibition of his works on canvas & paper.

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