First Fridays in Chestnut Hill

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SAVOR.
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Art Galleries

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First Fridays in Chestnut Hill

EXPLORE. SAVOR.
MINGLE.

Welcome to Arts & Eats

Chestnut Hill’s First Fridays

Every first Friday, the vibrant community of Chestnut Hill comes alive with creativity, culture, and culinary delights! Join us as art galleries and retailers extend their hours until 8pm, transforming our town into a lively hub of artistic expression and delectable treats.

Explore the rich tapestry of our local art scene as galleries unveil captivating exhibits and unique installations. Immerse yourself in the world of creativity with engaging lectures, mesmerizing art demonstrations, and the enchanting melodies of live music. Arts & Eats is not just an event; it’s an immersive experience that celebrates the diversity of artistic expression.

But that’s not all – our town’s culinary scene is ready to delight your taste buds. On every first Friday, our restaurants will be serving up irresistible drink and food specials. From handcrafted cocktails to mouthwatering dishes, indulge in the culinary delights that make Arts & Eats a feast for all the senses.

Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a foodie, or someone looking for a unique Friday night experience, Arts & Eats is the perfect blend of culture and cuisine. Mark your calendar and join us on the first Friday of each month as we come together to celebrate the arts, savor delicious flavors, and create unforgettable memories. Arts & Eats – where the community comes alive in a symphony of art and flavor every first Friday!

Welcome
to Arts & Eats

Chestnut Hill’s First Fridays

Every first Friday, the vibrant community of Chestnut Hill comes alive with creativity, culture, and culinary delights! Join us as art galleries and retailers extend their hours until 8pm, transforming our town into a lively hub of artistic expression and delectable treats.

Explore the rich tapestry of our local art scene as galleries unveil captivating exhibits and unique installations. Immerse yourself in the world of creativity with engaging lectures, mesmerizing art demonstrations, and the enchanting melodies of live music. Arts & Eats is not just an event; it’s an immersive experience that celebrates the diversity of artistic expression.

But that’s not all – our town’s culinary scene is ready to delight your taste buds. On every first Friday, our restaurants will be serving up irresistible drink and food specials. From handcrafted cocktails to mouthwatering dishes, indulge in the culinary delights that make Arts & Eats a feast for all the senses.

Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a foodie, or someone looking for a unique Friday night experience, Arts & Eats is the perfect blend of culture and cuisine. Mark your calendar and join us on the first Friday of each month as we come together to celebrate the arts, savor delicious flavors, and create unforgettable memories. Arts & Eats – where the community comes alive in a symphony of art and flavor every first Friday!

Map of Participating Art Galleries and Restaurants

April 5th

First Friday Events and Specials

Welcome to the Second Arts & Eats in Chestnut Hill. This First Friday promises an unforgettable evening filled with creativity, delectable drinks, sumptuous snacks, and exclusive offers from local businesses.

In addition to the usual art gallery, restaurant food, and retail shop offerings (see below for details), be sure to check out the exclusive Chestnut Hill Warehouse Sale, a highlight of this month’s First Friday event. Click on the image to download a printable PDF of the event flyer. This sale is not to be missed!

Join us as we come together to celebrate art, food, and community during the second Arts & Eats in Chestnut Hill. See you there!

Art Galleries

Events

Sculptor Christopher Ward will be giving a brief talk about the bronze casting process between 5-6PM. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks with live music from 6-8PM.

8622 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Offering conversations about the art with drinks and snacks from 5-8pm.

8622 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Opening reception for “Continuum” on Friday April 5th, 5-8pm with live music, light refreshments, stimulating conversations and extraordinary art. At 6:30 pm “Continuum” artist, Philadelphia painter Jan Morgen, will lead a discussion.

8405 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Special showcase featuring cityscape paintings by our resident artists, with wine and some light snacks.

1 East Gravers Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Fused glass artist, Beth Galinsky, will informally discuss and show her materials, process and inspiration for her garden art pieces (5:30 – 7:30 pm). Light bites and sips 5 – 8 pm.

8236 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Opening of MORE THAN WORDS, curated by Avec Art Consulting’s Kim Pepper, explores the diverse works of leading contemporary artists Deb Lawrence, Scott Troxel, Brian Golden Dovie, and Nicholas Megalis. April 5th, 5pm – 8pm.

8127 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Restaurants

First Friday Specials

The Frannie Maguire Martini – Gunpowder Gin and Lillet, straight up with a twist of lemon (Frannie was a prominent local artist and philanthropist).
And lively jazz piano by ‘Rev’ Chris Marceill.

8636 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

April Special is McNally’s signature Slushy.

8634 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

April Specials TBA

8624 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Iron Hill is hosting beer tastings with 10% same day food discount coupons at participating art galleries.

8400 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

5. Campbell’s Place

Offering 10% off or a complementary appetizer.

8337 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Special cocktails and extended happy hour menu until 8PM, music from 6 – 9PM.

8235 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

“The Clothes Pin” drink special – made with Philly’s own, Bluecoat Gin, St. Germaine, lemon juice, bitters and splash of seltzer.

8229 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Mention “Arts & Eats” and get a free appetizer with purchase of an entree (pizza, handheld, or pasta).

8231 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Food Special – Mango & Habanero Guacamole. Drink Specials: Mexican Chocolate Martini (Bailey’s chocolate, Ricava blanco, & chocolate bitters) and Love Potion (Empress gin, lemon juice, St. Germaine, agave syrup and red wine).

8201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Retailers

We’re staying open late too!

Artisans will offer refreshments on first Friday and perhaps a touch of magic!

8434 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Offering complementary glass of champagne.

7833 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Chestnut Hill Sports

8628 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Ember

Ember is honored to feature the work of Julie Zahn for the month of April, and will have extended hours and refreshments until 8pm.

8432 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Art exhibit by Georgia Forjohn. Come enjoy plants, art, and Prosecco 5-8pm.

8139 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

George T. Hobe Antiques and Fine Art

8407 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

8232 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Musical Guest: Kenny Rosario-Pugh
This Friday we’re turning up the vibes with live music and a social gathering in the pottery garden. Stop by and enjoy 20% off store wide, 5-8pm.

8129 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Join KISMET COWORK for First Friday Arts & Eats. Enjoy vendors, music, snacks, wine, and enter raffle to win a $350 30-day membership.

12 W. Willow Grove Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

8530 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

8117 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

20% off everything from 5-7pm on April 5 (glass of wine included) – Chestnut Hill location only.

8521 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

8440 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

8433 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Join us for Tumbling Tower Happy Hour. Test your Tower building skills while completing drink challenges. Adults will enjoy building the tower and might even pull a discount to Villavillekula.

8419 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Join us for Tumbling Tower Happy Hour. Test your Tower building skills while completing drink challenges. Adults will enjoy building the tower and might even pull a discount to Windfall Gallery.

8419 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Zipf’s Candies

8433 B Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118