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If you are in Philadelphia during the first Friday of the month, don't miss a chance to explore the city's incredible art scene. This fun, free open house takes enthusiasts and newbies alike through... Read More
If you are in Philadelphia during the first Friday of the month, don't miss a chance to explore the city's incredible art scene. This fun, free open house takes enthusiasts and newbies alike through many of the galleries and boutiques in the Old City Arts District. Found mostly between Front and Third, and Market and Vine Streets, the 40-plus galleries open their doors to share a wide range of artistic creations, including everything from contemporary works in various mediums to ceramic arts. In many, you'll be offered a bite to eat, or a glass of wine to sip while you browse. First Friday is a fun and funky way to experience art in the city, or to pick up a sweet picture for over the fireplace.
- Best Nightlife: "Bring cash, as many of the folksy sidewalk craft vendors don't take plastic."
- Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: First Friday is funky and fun. It's entertaining and worth doing alone or with friends, even if you're not looking to purchase any art.