Phillly Art and Makers News 2016!



DM+D shut down at the end of November after nearly three years in operation. Read more about the demise of DM+D here.

Of the four partner organizations that used the space at 3711 Market Street in Philadelphi, three of them—Public Workshop, the Hacktory and NextFab moved to separate locations.

The  Public Workshop has moved to 4017 Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia.   You can stay up to date on what they are doing by following them on Facebook.  4017 Lancaster is home to a number of other Artist and Maker organizations who are committed to community involvement.  Read more about it here.

The Hactory has moved to 3645-7 Lancaster Avenue,  and are currently taking new members.  Follow the Hactory on Facebook to stay up to date with what they are doing.

In other news, a building project slated for 4050 Haverford Avenue in West Philadelphia includes plans for affordable housing for artists and a community room for neighborhood classes. Read more about it here. 

And finally, the Society Hill Playhouse is closing after 55 years.    The reason is similar to  the impetus behind the closing of the 915 Spring Garden Street Artist Studios that I wrote about here.  They Playhouse is being torn down to build condominiums.For more information, press here.