Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens Created by artist Isaiah Zagar, PMG is a nonprofit art museum that inspires creativity and community engagement.
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Covering half a city block of indoor and outdoor space, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG) glistens with creativity. Artist Isaiah Zagar began tiling South Street in the 1960s and never stopped, eventually building a mosaic garden out of ceramic shards, broken mirrors, bicycle spokes, and vivid splashes of dyed cement. The tiled passages of PMG weave over and under ground, and perhaps more than anything through the mind of a dedicated and obsessed artist.

Due to the snow/ice accumulated outside and the construction work still being completed on our galleries, Philadelphia's...
01/19/2024

Due to the snow/ice accumulated outside and the construction work still being completed on our galleries, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens unfortunately will remain CLOSED through Tuesday, January 23. We plan to reopen on Wednesday, January 24, and anyone who purchased tickets for this weekend and Monday will be refunded. Thank you for your understanding!

We've always been fans of Joe Boruchow's work, and his street installations and murals can be found throughout Philly. N...
01/18/2024

We've always been fans of Joe Boruchow's work, and his street installations and murals can be found throughout Philly. Now you can experience his work in a solo show at Space 1026! Read more below:

Artist Joe Boruchow emplys paper cutouts to create site-specific street art and murals in unexpected and unmissable places

Leonard Knight's Salvation Mountain in California is now protected by a historic designation! We love to see it! ❤
01/17/2024

Leonard Knight's Salvation Mountain in California is now protected by a historic designation! We love to see it! ❤

Artist Leonard Knight spent 25 years crafting the work in the remote California desert.

Just a reminder that we're closed for the remainder of the week for construction work on our galleries! We'll reopen on ...
01/16/2024

Just a reminder that we're closed for the remainder of the week for construction work on our galleries! We'll reopen on Saturday, January 20. See you then!

We are open for our regular hours today and we're offering a special Make & Take Activity between 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.! Com...
01/15/2024

We are open for our regular hours today and we're offering a special Make & Take Activity between 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.! Come visit and create some mosaic medallions with us. More details below!

Ages 3+Good for: Artists of all ages, Adding a special souvenir to your visit to PMG Prices i...

It's PECO Family Jams day! Visit Philadelphia's Magic Gardens between Noon - 4:00 p.m. to create crafts inspired by type...
01/14/2024

It's PECO Family Jams day! Visit Philadelphia's Magic Gardens between Noon - 4:00 p.m. to create crafts inspired by typewriters with Bill Rhoda of Philly Typewriter! We're also offering family-friendly tours throughout the afternoon, free with admission. Visit our website for more info:

PECO Family Jams are PMG’s family-oriented programs, held on the second Sunday of every month between noon and 4:00 pm.

Today's the day of our sold out Family-Friendly Beginner Mosaic Workshop! If you weren't able to sign up we still have p...
01/13/2024

Today's the day of our sold out Family-Friendly Beginner Mosaic Workshop! If you weren't able to sign up we still have plenty of other hands-on activities and workshops coming up, including our "Make & Take Activity" on Monday! Check our website for more details: https://www.phillymagicgardens.org/events/workshops/

This weekend is your last chance to see "Under $100, Under $1,000" in our galleries! This exhibition has a great variety...
01/12/2024

This weekend is your last chance to see "Under $100, Under $1,000" in our galleries! This exhibition has a great variety of work from a group of talented local artists, and they're all for sale! Come see what's available and add some amazing art to your collection. The show will be up through Monday!

Pay-As-You-Wish Opening Reception: Friday, November 17, 2023; 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.On view: November 17, 2023 - January 14, 2024

Valentine's Day is coming up faster than you think! Make your plans now and wow your significant other! Here at Philadel...
01/11/2024

Valentine's Day is coming up faster than you think! Make your plans now and wow your significant other! Here at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens we're offering an intimate tour focusing on the many romantic aspects of our glittering galleries and labyrinth. Learn about the love story of PMG creator Isaiah Zagar and his wife Julia and how the space itself is a love letter to art and artists. Click below to make your reservation:

$25/Adult$16/PMG Member

Heads up! Philadelphia's Magic Gardens will be closed January 16-19, and then our Back Gallery will remain closed for th...
01/09/2024

Heads up! Philadelphia's Magic Gardens will be closed January 16-19, and then our Back Gallery will remain closed for the rest of the month. Please plan your visits accordingly!

Visitor Information for visitors to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens including admission cost, hours of operations and more.

On Monday, January 15, we're offering a "Make & Take Activity" where guests can create two mosaic medallions! Purchase a...
01/08/2024

On Monday, January 15, we're offering a "Make & Take Activity" where guests can create two mosaic medallions! Purchase a ticket for between 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. to participate. Tickets include general admission, so you can also spend time exploring our outdoor sculpture garden and indoor galleries at your leisure. Click below for more information!

Ages 3+Good for: Artists of all ages, Adding a special souvenir to your visit to PMG Prices include g...

Our staff was lucky enough to get a little sneak peek at this new exhibition at the Tenement Museum when we visited back...
01/07/2024

Our staff was lucky enough to get a little sneak peek at this new exhibition at the Tenement Museum when we visited back in the fall, and it's fascinating! Definitely go check it out (and the rest of the museum) the next time you're in NYC!

A version of Rachel and Joseph Moore’s cramped quarters in the former Eighth Ward is reimagined on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side.

Did you hear? We're extending "Under $100, Under $1,000" for one extra day! But you still don't have a lot of time to ca...
01/06/2024

Did you hear? We're extending "Under $100, Under $1,000" for one extra day! But you still don't have a lot of time to catch this show, so come experience this amazing collection of works by talented Philadelphia artists, now on view through January 15!

Pay-As-You-Wish Opening Reception: Friday, November 17, 2023; 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.On view: November 17, 2023 - January 14, 2024

There's an incredible mosaic being unearthed in Rome that's over 2,000 years old, and there are still seashells intact o...
01/05/2024

There's an incredible mosaic being unearthed in Rome that's over 2,000 years old, and there are still seashells intact on it! Check it out:

In mid-December, the Italian Ministry of Culture released news of a remarkable find in the heart of Rome at the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum. Along with the Colosseum itself, the area consists of the incredible Roman Forum, an aristocratic residential area on the Palatine hill, and Emperor N...

Tomorrow is your last chance to experience "The Gardens After Dark!" Get your tickets now and explore our sparkly mosaic...
01/04/2024

Tomorrow is your last chance to experience "The Gardens After Dark!" Get your tickets now and explore our sparkly mosaicked space as it's illuminated with colorful lights. Tickets are available between 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. and can be purchased through our website: https://bit.ly/PMGTheGardensAfterDark

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Tomorrow’s your last chance to experience  ! Come explore Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens under the glow of colorful lights...
01/04/2024

Tomorrow’s your last chance to experience ! Come explore Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens under the glow of colorful lights.✨ Tickets are available between 5:30-8:30 p.m., so click on the link in our bio to get yours!

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Our Family-Friendly Mosaic Workshop on January 13 is officially sold out! Never fear though, we are offering a ton of ot...
01/03/2024

Our Family-Friendly Mosaic Workshop on January 13 is officially sold out! Never fear though, we are offering a ton of other art-making opportunities! Visit our Workshop page below to see what else we have in store:

Events List Family-Friendly Beginner Mosaic Workshop- SOLD OUT! Saturday, January 13, 2024 Time: 2:00 PM -to 3:00 PM View Event Make & Take Activity + General Admission Monday, January 15, 2024 Time: 12:30 PM -to 3:30 PM View Event Everything But the Kitchen Sink Workshop Saturday, February 3, 2024....

We are searching for an artist resident for our Julia Zagar Residency for Women Artists! The residency supports contempo...
01/02/2024

We are searching for an artist resident for our Julia Zagar Residency for Women Artists! The residency supports contemporary women artists working in the tradition of handcrafting and folk art, with a particular focus on Mexican and South American artisans. Those selected are invited to stay in Philadelphia, engage with the city, and present an exhibition at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Applications for our Fall 2024 cycle are due March 31, 2024.

The Julia Zagar Residency for Women Artists was developed in 2016 by community leader, entrepreneur, and arts supporter,...

Happy New Year! If you're heading to the Mummer's Parade today make sure you keep an eye out for this incredible Philade...
01/01/2024

Happy New Year! If you're heading to the Mummer's Parade today make sure you keep an eye out for this incredible Philadelphia's Magic Gardens-inspired suit! Created by Michael Carwile of Golden Sunrise NYA, the suit will be sported this year by Ryan Boyle, husband of our Events & Marketing Manager. This fancy brigade opens the parade, so make sure you get there early!

Golden Sunrise, the last remaining club in the Fancy Division, will strut with the 75-pound suit.

Just a reminder we close at 5:00 p.m. today for New Year's Eve, and open up at Noon tomorrow. See you in the new year!!
12/31/2023

Just a reminder we close at 5:00 p.m. today for New Year's Eve, and open up at Noon tomorrow. See you in the new year!!

Visitor Information for visitors to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens including admission cost, hours of operations and more.

We saw Anastacia's Antiques was added onto Atlas Obscura, and we totally agree it's a super unique place to check out! I...
12/30/2023

We saw Anastacia's Antiques was added onto Atlas Obscura, and we totally agree it's a super unique place to check out! It's located right down the road from us at 6th and Bainbridge, and contains all sorts of cool curiosities and antiques. Give 'em a visit!

For more than 25 years, this Philadelphia store has been offering a wide selection of Victorian oddities and antiques.

Only two dates remain for "The Gardens After Dark!" Get your tickets for tonight or next Friday and experience our glitt...
12/29/2023

Only two dates remain for "The Gardens After Dark!" Get your tickets for tonight or next Friday and experience our glittering mosaicked labyrinth bathed in the glow of vibrant lights. The event runs from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., and you can find your tickets via the link below!

$20/ Adults$17/ Students & Seniors$13/ Children 6-12$10/ Children 5 and Under$10/ PMG Members

Your opportunities are dwindling to see "Under $100, Under $1,000" in our galleries! This exhibition features a wide sel...
12/28/2023

Your opportunities are dwindling to see "Under $100, Under $1,000" in our galleries! This exhibition features a wide selection of mediums all created by local Philly artists - and they're all for sale. Come check it out by January 14 and expand your art collection!

Pay-As-You-Wish Opening Reception: Friday, November 17, 2023; 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.On view: November 17, 2023 - January 14, 2024

On Saturday, January 13, step into the exciting world of mosaics! At this family-friendly workshop explore different mat...
12/27/2023

On Saturday, January 13, step into the exciting world of mosaics! At this family-friendly workshop explore different materials and create your own 9” x 9” mosaic using the Zagar method. All materials will be safe for young participants. Mosaics will need to be finished at home, but PMG will provide materials for completion. Click below for more info!

Ages 5+Good for: Young (or young at heart) mosaic artists Prices include general admission to PMG (up...

Calling all creatives, makers and emerging artists! We are excited to introduce the PMG Community Art Closet!  The art c...
12/26/2023

Calling all creatives, makers and emerging artists! We are excited to introduce the PMG Community Art Closet!

The art closet is stocked with a range of supplies for all skills and age ranges, including art supplies, craft materials and more! Use what you find inside to make a new craft or add onto a project you are currently working on at home. The Art Closet is available in front of PMG during our open hours, and does not require admission to the museum for folks to take items.

If you have materials you'd like to donate please email Sam at [email protected]!

Calling all creatives, makers and emerging artists! We are excited to introduce the PMG Community Art Closet.  ...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens! 💚
12/25/2023

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens! 💚

Holiday Hours:December 24-26: CLOSEDDecember 31: Open 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.January 1: Open Noon - 6:00 p.m.
12/24/2023

Holiday Hours:
December 24-26: CLOSED
December 31: Open 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
January 1: Open Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Visitor Information for visitors to Philadelphia's Magic Gardens including admission cost, hours of operations and more.

We're offering extra guided tours next week for the holidays! Join us on a Morning Magic Tour at 10:00 a.m. or a Guided ...
12/23/2023

We're offering extra guided tours next week for the holidays! Join us on a Morning Magic Tour at 10:00 a.m. or a Guided Site Tour at Noon and learn about the stories behind the mosaics! Click below for more information and to register:

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens offers various guided tours to their our outdoor sculpture garden, indoor galleries, public murals and more.

If you're still searching for unique last-minute gifts, South Street is the place to go! There are a ton of great shops ...
12/22/2023

If you're still searching for unique last-minute gifts, South Street is the place to go! There are a ton of great shops to find items for everyone on your list - including our gift shop here at PMG! We have everything from colorful folk art, to locally-made jewelry, to fun PMG merchandise. Stop by between 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. today and tomorrow!

Address

1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
19147

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

Telephone

+1 215-733-0390

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