Art and Culture

Social Art Thursday

If you’re visiting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and have already seen all the historic sites, don’t worry.  There’s still a lot of fun and interesting things to do and see in the City of Brotherly Love.  For example, there’s the obviously artistic event known as Social Art Thursday.  


Hosted by the popular 1100 Social restaurant (located at 1100 Pattison Avenue) in Philadelphia, the next Social Art Thursday will be on Thursday, August 25, 2016.  The event is said by numerous sources to be a memorable method of discovering the city’s true art scene.  The event’s hosts promise that this will be an evening of art and local Philadelphia-based artists, live music, delicious food and beverages and of course fun. Guests will also be able to enjoy “hand-crafted cocktails” and live music by entertainer Troy Kaiser.  For those readers who are not yet familiar with Troy Kaiser, don’t worry.  Be happy.  Here is some added information on the artist in question: Troy Kaiser is a singer, a songwriter, and a musician.  He enjoys performing live.  He plays the guitar.  His music resume also includes music videos and a demo disc as well.

Featured Artists

Those who attend will be able to check out both art and jewelry by numerous local artists.  In a message via social media, the initial list of contributors included several different artisans.  The list included the likes of:


AYE!CRTV, also known simply as Sean Allen, is a creative enthusiast and visual artist.  His medium of choice is primarily to spray paint.  He is based out of Philadelphia.

Emily Thompson

Emily Thompson is a painter.  She specializes in abstract art.  Her work is largely influenced by her Bucks County, Pennsylvania environment.   

Philly Word Art

The self-image nihilistic artist behind Philly Word Art is best known for his written work.  In essence, he writes song lyrics, speeches, and sports stats to create what he calls “unique, memorable and lasting” images.

Hovnanian Creations

Hovnanian Creations is actually a collaboration of several artists.  The group specializes in hand-made and custom-made jewelry.

Seek One

This Seek One, not to be confused with the Amsterdam-based techno and house music producing pair, Seek One is locally-based and apparently (at press time anyway) don’t actively promote their artwork on the internet.  

Androckitis Art

Androckitis Art is basically Kathryn Androckitis and her artist “squad”.  She studied art at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.  

Marissa Evans

Marissa Evans Photography is a professional photography studio run by photographer Marissa Evans.  Evans specializes in several different subject areas when it comes to taking pictures.  They include personal portraits, commerce, culinary, beauty and artistic self-portraits.

Designs by Kras

This artistic organization is headed by Ana Kras.  Kras is both an artist and a photographer.  She is also a designer.

Bethany Zeller and Creativeworkz Photography

Creativeworkz Photography is headed by Bethany Zeller.  The company specializes in in-home studio photography and natural light photography.  Zeller, a veteran of Our365 Portraits, is experienced in shooting both children and families.  She also specializes in art and travel photography.

It is also been noted that other artists--not yet announced at press time--will also be at the event.

Ticket Prices

Ticket prices presently range from $11.00 to $20.00.  The price of every ticket includes admission into the event, hors-d'oeuvres (served from 8 p.m. through 10 p.m., entry into the art raffle and access to exclusive drink specials and artwork for sale.  This is a 21-and-over event.

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