first friday art safaris

We are doing something really great for Philadelphia art thanks to a prestigious Knight Challenge Award–and you!!! We are hosting First Friday van tours to bring new people to Philadelphia galleries that are off the beaten path and full of excellent art. We’ll capture it all on videotape for YouTube, artblog and elsewhere — to connect an online audience with the art. Good for collectors, good for artists and good for Philadelphia!

We are complete sold out. Contact us at about traveling standby with us. Helping us show you the wonders of Philadelphia’s red hot art scene on June 1 is Philadelphia Chief Cultural Officer Gary Steuer.

We want to thank our sponsors, the Knight Foundation and Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. — and all of you who contributed directly or through our Kickstarter campaign — for making this project possible and bringing it to the widest audience possible.

With Art


Knight Foundation

It’s not too late to get on board and contribute to this project!  Your contribution will help us defray costs we have for the big job of organizing and running the Safaris. The buzz right now is that Philadelphia’s art is attracting tourists from around the world. And artists are moving to Philadelphia from across the country. This is the right time for this project.  And your support is vital. Help us show everybody how special Philadelphia art is right now! And help us show people how to find this cutting edge art scene.

Your contribution is tax deductible (through our fiscal sponsor, the Miami Foundation), and will put you in good company with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia and GPTMC’s With Art Project, some smart people who think we have a great project and want to support it.

Contemporary art in Philadelphia has reached a tipping point–let’s keep the ball rolling and the van rolling, to bring a broader audience to see what’s happening here.

Here’s a sample of the way our first safari went:

How to donate by check: 
Please make your check out to TheArtblog, Inc. and write on bottom of check “artblog art safaris.” Mail to: Libby Rosof, artblog art safaris, 4217 Osage Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Roberta and Libby