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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Passyunk Square 

Philadelphia Museum of Art to bring reproductions of artworks to the streets of East Passyunk

This summer, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be bringing reproductions of some of the artworks in the museum’s collection to East Passyunk.

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The new program, called Inside/Out, will be bringing these artworks to outdoor locations throughout the neighborhood.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Get your checkbook ready: PSCA 2014 Art Auction kicks off March 28

Love art? The Passyunk Square Civic Association is hosting its 2014 Art Auction  next month, featuring local talents such as famed photographer Zoe Strauss, octopus-loving Adam Wallacavage, print-maker Jim Houser, food illustrator Hawk Krall and more.

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PSCA President Pam Zenzola said they want to focus on promoting local talent and art in an area, so all featured artists are from South Philly. In addition, there will also be a raffle for tickets to Theatre Exile, at 13th and Reed, and gift certificates to local restaurants and dance studios.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Tenant already secured for old Minnie’s Secret space

Paper has gone up over the windows already at the former Minnie’s Secret herbal shop at 1507 E. Passyunk Ave, where a few readers suggested that very thorough massages were occurring.

The details are a bit sketchy so far, but we’ve heard that the new place will be a shop that’s going to be run by an artist – something like an art gallery, but also selling crafts and other items.

The former Minnie’s Secret, now…?

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Get lovey-dovey and artsy fartsy at the Fleisher

The Fleisher Art Memorial will be hosting its 13th Annual Print Love-In on Sunday, Feb. 3.

Designed as an introduction to the art of printmaking, the two-hour morning and afternoon sessions are open to participants ages 5 and up, while the evening session is limited to the 21+ crowd. Participants will create valentine cards using designs from various Philadelphia artists while learning about printmaking processes and techniques including lithograph, silkscreen, wood and linoleum blocks.

Registration for the 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. sessions is $10 per person, while the 5 p.m. session is $20, which includes wine and light refreshments.

More information and registration information is available at http://fleisher.org/workshops/family.php

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Artist Hawk Krall visualizes Passyunk – plus NYT and Racked in South Philly

It’s quite an optimistic vision, but we’ll take it.

Hawk Krall has in recent years become locally famous-ish for his pop-art depictions of food, like the Pizza Brain mural in Fishtown. The above illustration was done for the Philly-based website Next City, which highlighted Passyunk Ave for a story about urban corridors:

No one formula exists for injecting life into these fallen urban commercial corridors. But using Philly streets as case studies, Ryan Briggs looks at four distinct strategies for redevelopment and revitalization, laying out challenges, reinvention process and the innovative fixes that may apply to streets in your own city.

You would need to pay to read the story, and sorry to say, we didn’t, but we’re all familiar with what has made Passyunk great. We just like the picture, so there you go.Also, Racked Philly has a Q&A with the new Home furnishings store on Passyunk, which we first told you about in November.And you may have heard that the New York Times highlighted Artisan Boulanger in its 36 Hours in Philadelphia feature, though by the time New Yorkers book their train tickets, the shop could have moved already.
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