Highlights from the Philadelphia Art Book Fair and First Friday

First Friday is always our favorite day of the month. Anna Marie Gibertini recaps the last one, which happened to include the Philadelphia Art Book Fair. -- Artblog editor

On Friday, April 1, the Annex on Filbert brimmed with new works of art from local and visiting artists at the second annual Philadelphia Art Book Fair. Presented by the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and the Print Center, the two-day fair featured quirky zines, niche periodicals, and sumptuous art and photography books for purchase.

Afterparty at Christine Neulieb's Spirits & Beasties at Indy Hall
Afterparty at Christine Neulieb’s Spirits & Beasties at Indy Hall

By early evening, First Friday was in full swing in Old City. Paintings, prints, and sculptural work at Indy Hall, Pii Gallery, and Rodger LaPelle delighted and inspired gallery-goers. Outside, there were a few street performers despite the torrential cloudburst earlier that day.

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