The Arts

FishtownStainedGlass's picture


Fishtown Stained Glass is in the beginning process of working with Portside arts center to start teaching classes!!!
We have yet to set a start date and have some fine details to iron out.
We are taking names in advance for enrollment to get an idea of class sizes.

Post or send an email to with questions or comments.

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Arrests at First Friday Art Gallery Event

Here is an article about some people we may know (who shall remain nameless), that were recently arrested at a First Friday Art Opening.

Everybody was under the impression that he was just going to see if we were 21 or not," explains Ezekial Ferguson, one of the people standing outside that night. "And then he radios in on his shoulder walkie-talkie and he says, 'I'm going to need a couple of wagons.'"

The guests were dumbstruck.

"Everybody ... was looking incredulously at this guy, saying, 'Really? Can't you just write us a ticket?'" says Ferguson.

Within minutes, two paddy wagons and, several guests say, at least eight police officers arrived, handcuffed the guests and hauled them off.

"I look up and there's my brother and his friends with their faces up against the glass, getting arrested," recalls Hencheck, who agreed to speak to City Paper, but hadn't sought out press about the incident.

A 5-year-old girl — the daughter of a friend — was watching outside, clearly upset

artemisfurie's picture

Fringe Rehearsal Space needed


I am presenting in the Philly Fringe and need to find space to rehearse in the Fishtown neighborhood.

Space needed - at least 15 x 15. Can be any kind as long as its open, has WC facilities and electricity.


JELLISS's picture

vocalist looking to start a band

influences include: bold,gorilla biscuits,mental,righteous jams,cold world,in my eyes,count me out or any no frills type hardcore...

let me know

codergrrl's picture

George Carlin dead at 71

Thanks, George, it was fun while it lasted.

FishtownStainedGlass's picture

Looking for Inspiration

Im looking to really kick off the severity of our Fishtown Pride and want to create a truely Fishtown piece. The shad have been fantastic, but i want to make something better, bigger, more involved. I want to create a piece of Stained Glass that people look at and say "Fishtown". But I want inspiration from the masses before i go ahead. When the piece is finished i want to hang it on commission, either in kerrigans or another local business.
So gimme whatcha got!
What image, idea, feeling, color, scent, is Fishtown to you.

qbert4578's picture

Varying my music interests...

Got introduced to "The Pogues" while watching the movie "P.S. I Love You" and now I'm hooked on them. I know they've been around for a long time, but this is a first for me. I love "Fairytale of New York" and "If I Should Fall From Grace With God" and "Living in a World Without Her." Anyone else a fan?

They're really outside my typical music tastes, but...

snailgem's picture

2 armies of artists

"If every artist in America’s work force banded together, their ranks would be double the size of the United States Army. More Americans identify their primary occupation as artist than as lawyer, doctor, police officer or farm worker."