Block Parties, Rad B-Q's and Fireworks
Go Forth: In celebration of all the 4th of July festivities and the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Art in the Age has invited design collective Heads of State to transform the store into a Civil War battlefield. The team created a series of screen prints and archival images that represent battle scenes, war torn capitals, regimental flags and more. 6-10 p.m.
Sing Along: Grab your blanket and your picnic, get a spot near the fountain in Love Park for a giant projection of Hairspray the Sing-A-Long. This may be the only time in your life you can get away with singing every word to every song without annoying everyone around you. 9 p.m.
An Imperfect Union by The Heads of States Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction 116 N. 3rd St. 6 pm - 8 pm
SAn Imprefect Union
Featuring work by:
The Heads of State
July 1 – August 28
Opening Reception: First Friday, July 1st, 6-8pm
Art in the Age's July 4 Weekend Sale
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all sales are not created equal – though we're quite positive the items at Art in the Age's July 4th sidewalk sale will be flying off the, erm, sidewalk before the last firework blasts off. Shoppers will be free to pick through racks upon racks of items priced below $100, from such free-thinking fashion innovators as Jackson Johnson and Roe, Rittenhouse and Wren. With tons of creative pieces at killer prices to choose from, we imagine this is just the kind of (fashion-based) liberty our Founding Fathers imagined.
When: Jul. 1st - Jul. 5th Friday - Saturday, 11 AM - 7 PM; Sunday, 12 PM - 6 PM; Tuesday, 11 AM - 7 PM
Where: Art In The Age 116 North 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Heads of State
In a late-night search for “e-commerce solutions,” I was reminded of award-winning design/illustration duo The Heads of State. Not only do they have a (small, but well-styled) online store, but also a portfolio of work with breadth and charm. Local and national clients both pay homage to the creative team with a roster that includes publications such as the New York Times and Print Mag; brands like Starbucks and Patagonia; and bands that include the Swans, Sonic Youth, Wilco, and others.
Shopper's Diary: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction in Philadelphia
Filled with an idiosyncratic mix of homewares, art, books, and clothing, Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction is a store in Old City Philadelphia with a strong sense of place. Named for a 1936 essay by German philosopher Walter Benjamin, Art in the Age aims to make art accessible without sacrificing value in the quality or intellectual rigor of the work. The store functions as a sort of artists' collective, nurturing talent in arts and crafts, music, and writing. Many products are handcrafted in Pennsylvania, from quilts and spoons to greeting cards and local wildflower honey. To fulfill its mission of making nontraditional art accessible, the store hosts regular art shows and musical performances by members of its own collective and beyond. Go to Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction for more information.