The Philly Mart Invites You for an Island Getaway

Located in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, The Philly Mart is a highly curated outdoor artisan market. They curate a funky mixture of original art, handmade craft items, original clothing, vintage, antiques, photography, jewelry, housewares, & food trucks.

Philadelphia, PA, April 05, 2015 --( The Philly Mart, Manayunk’s only open air artisan market is gearing up for its first spring season, Saturday, April 18, 2014 11am- 5pm in it’ s permanent home, The Venice Island Recreation Park in Manayunk. In a unique partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation, The Philly Mart is bringing a monthly open air artisan market, to Manayunk’s Venice Island.

Located between, The Schyukill River and The Manayunk Canal, The Venice Island Recreation Park is on an actual island! Home to the new 250-seat Venice Island Performing Arts Center which the area also houses athletic fields; a kid's spray pool; small stations that will educate visitors about rainwater recycling; an all-green pumping station; and a 25,000-square-foot park that's was designed by the Manayunk-based Andropogon, an ecological landscape architecture firm.

Venice Island Recreation Park, 1 Rector Street 19127

The Philly Mart will features original art, photography, housewares, collectibles, jewelry, up-cycled wood, glassware, ceramics, art prints and furniture with an emphasis on handmade. The market is curated, meaning vendors were chosen from a pool of applicants from Reading to Delaware. The 30-plus participating artists and their talents are extremely varied. From the award-winning textiles of Crash Pad Designs, amazing wood working by Jesse Price of The Quondam Tree, one of a kind re imagined furniture by Salvaged Serendipity and vintage finds, there is a something for everyone. Including food, The Philly Mart’s food court will feature a rotating lineup of popular food trucks, food carts and some of Manayunk’s favorite restaurants.

With a mission to support a community of artists, crafters and independent entrepreneurs in a unique environment the founders of The Philly Mart, Renee Pedro and Kiersten Watson Lenat chose Venice Island Recreation Park to give shoppers a fun alternative to the, typical retail experience, or the boring flea market parking lot by combining a visit to Manayunk, the natural and historical resources of Venice Island,the Manayunk Canal and Fairmount Park Towpath.

The 2015 spring dates:
Saturday April 18th - 11am - 5pm * opening day
Saturday May 9th - 11am – 5pm
Saturday June 13th - 11am – 5pm
Renee Pedro