Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

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Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Photograph: Courtesy Visit Philly/C. Smyth

You’ll know you’re approaching the entrance to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, a non-profit art museum and gallery on South Street, when you start to notice bits of colored glass and shards of broken pottery embedded into the facades of the buildings surrounding you. Once you do arrive, there’s no mistaking that you’re in the midst of something cooler than you’d ever expected. Artist Isaiah Zagar has been creating art on South Street since the 1960s and this half-block collection is an immersive experience you won’t want to miss. 

By: Sarah Jordan


Venue name: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Address: 1020 South St
Cross street: at Alder St
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 11am-6pm
Price: $10, students and seniors $8, youth aged 6–12 $5, children 5 and under free
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  • Folk art Until Sunday July 8 2018
  • Late openings Until Friday October 26 2018
  • Late openings Wednesday June 13 2018 - Wednesday September 12 2018
  • Mixed media Friday July 13 2018 - Sunday August 26 2018
  • Galleries Friday August 31 2018 - Sunday November 4 2018 Free

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