Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Philadelphia Salon

This Monday, I attended a meeting at the home of Caryn Kunkle, the woman behind The Philadelphia Salon, a monthly event where artists get together to eat, discuss and critique. The space is amazing and the event sounds wonderful, so if you are free on the last Wednesday of the month and are craving some awesome food, conversation and art, I suggest you check it out!

From The Philadelphia Salon's blog:

The Philadelphia Salon is an organization run by artists for the common good of the artists and patrons who participate. The collective is the brainchild of artist and innovator, Caryn Kunkle, who saw a need for a place where local intellectuals could gather and host a dialogue to understand and advance a particular subject. At The Philadelphia Salon the subject is art. Once a month Kunkle hosts a Salon for members of the art world to come participate in conversation during dinner, and afterwards critique artwork that guests bring for sharing with the group. We also curate regular shows that are free to the public and give an average return of 80% of sales directly to the artist. The space we exhibit in ranges from empty real estate, to private penthouses, to established exhibition designations. We aim to connect local patrons to local artists in personal and direct ways.

Learn more about The Philadelphia Salon at:

In 2007, Kunkle began hosting The Philadelphia Salon’s monthly meetings in one of Philadelphia’s finest pieces of lost history, the old Baird Mansion on North Broad Street. You are always welcome to attend a Salon dinner, it is held every last Wednesday of the month. Kunkle also gets the word out for lots of folks around town about show opportunities, art events, grants, and current exhibitions.

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