Photo: Live painting at Art Is Life

Live painting at Art Is Life

Overview

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, locally-sourced cuisine, and art of just about every kind.
 

Performing Arts

Photo: The Jayplayers

The Jayplayers

Photo: Midwestern Exposure

Midwestern Exposure

Photo: John Beacher

John Beacher

Photo: Jesse Gimbel

Jesse Gimbel

Photo: Erin Fox

Erin Fox

Culinary Arts: So You Think You Can Cook?

During this intense culinary clash, contestants will battle it out to create the best cheesesteak and hoagie they can in front of a live audience. But there’s a catch! Local culinary instructors will be choosing mystery ingredients available to the competing cooks.

Two cooking contestants will be selected to compete in each of the competition sessions; a hoagie in the first session, and a cheesesteak in the second session. The four participating contestants will be selected from preregistered polls leading up to and during the event.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SO YOU THINK YOU CAN COOK HERE

 

Photo: So You Think You Can Cook? 2

A So You Think You Can Cook contestant prepares a dish in front of festival goers

Food Vendors

Danny' Food Tent

EL Tlaloc

Have A Ball

Li Ping Corn Company

Nick's Roast Beef

The Chilly Banana

The Roaming Raven

 

Sponsors

Photo: Philadelphia Folksong Society

Philadelphia Folksong Society

Photo: East Falls Glassworks

East Falls Glassworks

Photo: Slyfox Brewing Company

Slyfox Brewing Company

Photo: DNB First

DNB First

Last Year's Art Is Life Video

Volunteer At This Event 

Sign up as a volunteer for the Art Is Life festival and help bring together the community!

Volunteer for art is life
 

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