FISHTOWN POP UP

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HKFA affordable art show August 4 - 13, 2017
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FISHTOWN POP UP

Welcome to Fishtown Pop Up, a gallery and retail marketplace for artists and entrepreneurs. Located at 1311 Frankford Avenue in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Fishtown Pop Up presents contemporary and established artist exhibitions as well as provides a retail marketplace for entrepreneurs through curated exhibitions of vintage and antique works of art. Heather Karlie Vieira, the founder of Heather Karlie Fine Art, 20th Century by HKFA and Modern Look Book created the Fishtown Pop Up venue to offer a permanent exhibition space for artists and dealers on a temporary basis. “The idea is really based on a marketplace”, says Heather, “where artists can offer their work, dealers can showcase their pieces and folks can gather to discuss and purchase art. The works offered will be new each month.” This retail marketplace is new, but Frankford Avenue has a long tradition of being a retail shopping destination…
Frankford Avenue has long been a shopping district of Philadelphia.
Fishtown Pop Up
Frankford Avenue has long been a shopping district of Philadelphia. In the late 19th Century, there were no fewer than five businesses along the 1300 block alone of Frankford Avenue. Among them were, Wm. Zepp who operated the upholstery and chair warehouse at 1317 Frankford Avenue, H. Kiefer who was listed as a grocer at 1325 Frankford Avenue, Henry Flurer who offered both singing birds and cigars at 1327 Frankford Avenue, George Gerber who ran a bakery at 1329 Frankford Avenue and David Lenox Sr. who was a blacksmith at 1335-37 Frankford Avenue. Suffice it to say, the 1300 block of Frankford Avenue had a wonderful variety of retail options for the residents of the neighborhood and the city itself. Fishtown has long enjoyed a history of being a neighborhood of hard working families, beginning with the first Swedish farming families who occupied the land in the 17th Century. Later on, British landed gentry and shipbuilders as well as German fisherman arrived bringing with them the influence of the shad fishing throughout the 17th and 18th Centuries, hence the name Fishtown. As the generations carried on, other groups soon saw fit to come to Fishtown. In the 19th Century, Polish and Irish Catholic immigrants arrived in Fishtown. The 20th Century and on into the 21st has seen a booming gentrification of the neighborhood and a once again burgeoning shopping district.
Fishtown Pop Up is proud to be part of this neighborhood and is honored to serve the artistic and entrepreneurial communities of Fishtown and the entire city of Philadelphia. We welcome you to contact us, attend our exhibitions and events, and support the community through our retail marketplace. See ya on the Ave!