Constructed by award-winning mosaic muralist Isaiah Zagar, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a nonprofit art environment and community arts center that spans half a block on South Street.
This museum of sorts features an interactive outdoor art installation and supplemental indoor galleries showcasing the work of Zagar, as well as local artist exhibitions. This space is made up of just about every item you could imagine. From bicycle wheels to hand made tiles and glittering mirrors, the Magic Gardens write the narrative of Isaiah Zagar’s adventurous life and the things that have inspired him.
Upon visiting the Magic Gardens last weekend, I noticed that I just could not put my camera down, as every inch of this space is so uniquely beautiful and interesting. Thus, I bring to you my photo diary/gallery from the morning I spent exploring the masterpiece that is Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.
The current artist on exhibition at the Magic Gardens is Russell Craig, whose incredibly powerful collection “Blood, Sweat, and Tears,” will be featured from March 2 – April 29 and I highly recommend stopping by to check his work out.
I had such a wonderful experience visiting Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and have been so excited to share a collection of my memories via photograph with you all.
I would recommend this amazing place to all visiting Philadelphia who are in need of the reminder of the versatility of art and our ability to create it.
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