PHILADELPHIA, PA — It’s back and better than ever! Art for the Cash Poor, the Philadelphia region’s largest affordable outdoor art festival is taking over a section of North American Street in South Kensington on Saturday, June 10 from 12 to 6 p.m. The arts festival is free and open to the public – but the best part – all artwork is under $250 and sales directly benefit local artists and craftspeople.
This year, InLiquid, the non-profit arts organization that founded and organized Art for the Cash Poor for 23 years, has gathered 128 artists, vendors and craftspeople for this two-block long festival on American Street, running from Master to Oxford Streets, where they’ll sell work from printmaking, ceramics, and paintings, to jewelry, sculpture, and photography. In addition, visitors will meet local artisans and enjoy interactive workshops and craft-making demonstrations by three sustainability-focused community partners including Solar States, FabScrap and Rabbit Recycling.
“Art for the Cash Poor brings together an incredible array of artists from diverse backgrounds and voices as we celebrate the new and established talents of our region,” said Rachel Zimmerman, executive director & founder of InLiquid. “Our affordable arts fair is a staple in the community. With more than 2,000 attendees each year, it’s a great way for emerging artists to market themselves, sell their work, and meet art lovers.”
Some of the artists confirmed at press time include: Jasmine Alleger (), JLManzella Prints ( ), Judy DeSimone ( ) Patrick Michael Accessories ( ) and Samara Weaver ( ).
“For me, it’s a win-win,” said Patrick Carrow, owner of Patrick Michael Accessories. “As an artist, I get to meet new customers in person and develop connections in the community. As an art collector, I usually leave with a few new pieces of affordable art to add to my collection.”
Art for the Cash Poor is made possible thanks to generous support from PNC Arts Alive, Penn Treaty Special Services District, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Community First Fund, Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design, Solar States, Green Mountain Energy, Ray Philly, and TJ Walsh Counseling LLC. To learn more, visit.