Photo: Live painting at Art Is Life

Live painting at Art Is Life


Artistry runs deep in Roxborough, and there’s no better stage for seeing it than at our annual Art is Life festival. Three main stages. Dozens of pop-up shops. Vendor tables lining the main artery of our neighborhood. This is a place for creative energy, fine craftsmanship, craft news, locally-sourced cuisine, and art of just about every kind.

Roxborough Pocket Park Opening

The Roxborough Pocket Park, a public flex-space in the heart of Roxborough, will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in conjunction with Art Is Life on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. The Roxborough Pocket Park opening also includes the dedication of Watershed, a mural by internationally recognized artist and Roxborough native Paul Santoleri, produced in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia. To learn more about the Roxborough Pocket Park click here.

2018 Food Vendors

Side of the Road Jerk Chicken

The Cow and The Curd

Deke's Bar-B-Que

The Taza Truck

Guaco Loco

Glammy's Funnel Cakes & Cookies

Two Axle Coffee Co.  

Kool Kones Ice Cream


2018 Artists & Crafters

Catalyst Accessories

Designs By Monet Jewelry

Emily Burke

Gourmet Candle



Keli O’Dell"

Lil' Fishy

Merge Dance Studio

Miss KooRoo’s Bead Designs

Patrick Michael Accessories

Philly Phaithful


Photographs by e.a.kennedy3

Rabbity Goods

Radiant Soap

Soap by Alana

SS's Fashion Accessories

The Chef's Duds by Deb

This Urban Cottage

Wilde Street Studio

And more! 

2018 Sponsors

Photo: T-Mobile
Photo: More FM 101.1 Logo WBEB
Photo: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Photo: Philadelphia Folksong Society
Photo: Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers

Last Year's Art Is Life Event Video

Getting To Art is Life

Roxborough is very accessible both by automobile and by public transportation. Taking public transportation is highly recommended.

Dupont Shoppers Parking Lot – 514 Dupont Street

Leverington Shoppers Parking Lot– 465 Leverington Avenue

SEPTA has many direct bus routes to get to Art is Life, bus line information and detours are listed below: 

SEPTA Route 9- North at Roxborough Avenue and Ridge Avenue
SEPTA Route 9- South at Ridge Avenue and Gates Street
SEPTA Route 27- North at Ridge Avenue and Lyceum Avenue
SEPTA Route 27- South at Ridge Avenue and Lyceum Avenue
SEPTA Route 32- South at Ridge Avenue and Lyceum Avenue
SEPTA Route 35- North at Roxborough Avenue and Ridge Avenue
SEPTA Route 35- South at Ridge Avenue and Gates Street


Volunteer Opportunities 

Bring your skills and energy and help make Art Is Life a great event!  Volunteer opportunities are available all day, from 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM. Volunteers will receive lunch, a Roxborough mug, and a front row seat to witness creative energy, fine craftsmanship and artistic performances of just about every kind! For more information and to sign up click here