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Callowhill Art/History Tour

October 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm




Art and History, together at last, in this tour of the Callowhill neighborhood and the artist-run art spaces of the Vox Building!

$5 Hidden City members (become a member here)
$5 Student
$10 General Admission


Join Hidden City’s Pete Woodall for a half hour tour of the neighborhood with five names (Callowhill, Chinatown North, Loft District, Testletown and Eraserhood). We’ll delve into the history of the surrounding blocks, which despite a recent wave of gentrification remain an atmospheric mixture of decaying factory buildings, rail lines and narrow streets. We’ll even explore the history of the Vox Building itself!


Join Artblog’s Roberta Fallon and Imani Roach at 319 N. 11th Street, sometimes called the “Vox” building, a rabbit warren of six alternative galleries, all but one run by artist-members.

First Friday is the most exciting time to see these spaces since the galleries have their opening receptions that night. The sculptures, paintings, and videos will be colorful and experimental–and, who knows, there might even be an impromptu performance.

While we’ll visit each gallery in the building, we spend a good portion of our time at Vox Populi, the oldest of the alternative spaces, founded in 1988, and in a few of the newer spaces, like Grizzly Grizzly, Marginal Utility, and Automat.

We’ll wrap up with refreshments at the Trestle Inn, just down the block and known for its Go Go Dancers and whiskey drinks. History, art, and whiskey sours–join us!

We’ll meet in front of the Vox Building, 319 N. 11th St.

Please note: There is an elevator in the 6-story building, but it’s sometimes out of order, so we’ll be taking the stairs.

Questions, concerns, conundrums? Contact Hidden City project director Pete Woodall at 267-259-7112 or pwoodall@hiddencityphila.org


October 5, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Meet outside the Vox Building
319 N. 11th St.


Pete Woodall