South Street Spring Festival 2019

Spring is sprouting across Philadelphia & South Street is in full bloom, which means it’s time for the annual South Street Spring Festival! There’s no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than exploring over 12 blocks of fantastic springtime festivities, tasting yummy food, perusing local businesses & artists, and enjoying live music!

This year our Big Top Tent will feature our loving friends & neighbors at South Street Art Mart! Check out their pop-up tent right outside of Tattooed Mom, showcasing the creations, crafts, and wares from dozens of local artists!

Enjoy this event tasty goodness from our full menu,
half price drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm,
& keep your eyes peeled for an ~exclusive~ Tattooed Mom Spring Fest cocktail!

JERKS Productions Present: FUSED Underground, April 2019

JERKS Productions is back with another steller installment of their bimonthly group art show, FUSED UNDERGROUND! As always they will be showcasing some of Philadelphia (and surrounding area)’s best local underground artists, so join us for a night of ART, HORROR & BOOZE!

Free fun! 21+!

Artists include:
Salvatore Marrone
Stevie Laney
Liz Palo Art
Bronwen Gale
Scott Michael
Michael Slusher
BlackDressWildHeart
A Fairy Soloist Illustrations
Cloud Bembenek
Corinne Dodenhoff
Taylor Rudolph
Kevin Taylor
Keni Thomas
The Offbeat Artist
Jessica Gennarelli
The Philadelphia Secret Admirer/Rainbow Feather
Kevyn Knox
Krissy Whiski
Necromantic Creations
& MORE TBA!

Flyer by Nathan Hurst

Enjoy this event with happy hour drafts from 5-7pm & 10-11pm
& a FUSED exclusive cocktail!

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

Philadelphia Secret Admirer Benefit Art Show & Kickstarter Party

Join us Friday, February 8th for a group art show to benefit the Philadelphia Secret Admirer! Featuring 15+ contributors and up-close encounters with our editorial staff! Witness the WORLD PREMIER of their first foray into film, Phase One of the Third Phase of the Philadelphia Secret Admirer, with the help of Jerks Productions!

This show is also a celebration of their impending Kickstarter campaign launch, which will help fund another year of the Philadelphia Secret Admirer! Don’t miss out on the first screening of their Kickstarter video, and make sure you show up to support local Philadelphia art & artists!

FREE
21+ w/ valid ID

Come for the top-shelf earthy atmosphere & stay for a chance to be part of history! Show your support by purchasing merchandise, back issues, artwork from the show, or by simply saying hello and exchanging moist awkward handshakes with the avatars of mental illness & champions-of-the-bored-and-lonely that you’ve all come to love. Donations are welcome, but absolutely not required.

FEATURING:
Nate Hurst
Kristin Scholz
Pat Aulisio
Box Brown
Rodger Binyone
Kevin Spaghetti
Cassidy McGinley
Tia Roxae
Aubrie Costello
Bianca Bee Fanty
Justin Duerr
Leta Gray
Rob Woods
Rachel Pfeffer
David Otter

Enjoy this event with happy hour drafts from 5-7pm & 10-11pm!

Follow the Philadelphia Secret Admirer on Instagram to stay up to date with new issues & their campaign!

Jerks Productions Presents: FUSED Underground, February 2019

JERKS Productions brings you our giant group art show FUSED UNDERGROUND! As always they will be showcasing some of Philadelphia (and surrounding area)’s best local underground artists, so join us for a night of ART, HORROR & BOOZE!

Free fun! 21+!

Artists include:
Joe Giuliani
The Offbeat Artist
Mutantland Art
Stefani Laney
Kevyn Knox
Victoria Schwartz
Courtney Frank
Ivan Collich
Scott Michael
Bronwen Gale
Taylor Rudolph
Elisa Ferguson
Stephanie Stevenson
Katy Ruggiero
Conner Craig
Jaymes Fedor
Jeremy Petrachonis
Jesse Jaws
Liz Palo Art
Evan Ewan
Karolina Krukowska
Darker Arts Studio
The Philadelphia Secret Admirer
Necro FX
Katie Stahl
& MORE TBA!

Flyer by Nathan Hurst.

Enjoy this event with happy hour drafts from 5-7pm & 10-11pm
& a FUSED exclusive cocktail!

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

You Can’t Fail

Start off strong in 2019 with You Can’t Fail, an evening of new works in progress & performances brought to you by Chris Davis!

First time performers, seasoned veterans, and everyone in between are welcomed onto the stage to present new works & works in progress including: visual art, photography, theater, dance, performance art, comedy, story-telling, poetry, prose, sculpture, ballet, film, stand-up… ANY and ALL art will be presented in the back room at Tattooed Mom’s (2nd floor).

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Arrive at any time!

This event is FREE!
21+ w/ valid ID only.

Featuring:
Walter ‘Van Gogh’
Rachel O’Hanlon Rodriguez
Benjamin Kunkle
Nathan Holt
Jeff Cunningham
Taylor Cole
Tenara Calem
Mykal Carter-Jackson
Nicole Mancuso
Frederic Brewer
Christina Rosso of A Novel Idea on Passyunk
& MANY MORE!

If you’d like to request a slot, please email the coordinator Chris Davis at [email protected] with ‘You Can’t Fail’ in the subject line!

Enjoy this event with our Burger Wednesday specials:
$4 Mom’s Beef Burgers & Mom’s Vegan Burgers
$2 Narragansett Lager Tall Boys
& half off all drafts 5-7 and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets! // January 27th!

Socks are arguably the most important article of clothing in the history of mankind, ESPECIALLY because they keep our feet warm during these cold winter months! Every January we honor this unparalleled garment that makes our tootsies feel AND look good by transforming regular socks into wacky customized sock puppet critters at FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets!

Bring your sock puppet creation to life with button eyes, luscious locks of hair, and random assortments of crafty bling from the world famous TMOMs Sunday Arts & Craft table! FREE fun for the WHOLE family, EVERY Sunday in January, ONLY at Tattooed Mom!

Enjoy this event with our tasty brunch menu (available until 4:30pm),
half price drafts from 5-7 & 10-11pm,
& let your crafting continue into the night with $2 PBR pounders & 1/2 price tater tots after 7pm.

FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets! // January 20th!

Socks are arguably the most important article of clothing in the history of mankind, ESPECIALLY because they keep our feet warm during these cold winter months! Every January we honor this unparalleled garment that makes our tootsies feel AND look good by transforming regular socks into wacky customized sock puppet critters at FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets!

Bring your sock puppet creation to life with button eyes, luscious locks of hair, and random assortments of crafty bling from the world famous TMOMs Sunday Arts & Craft table! FREE fun for the WHOLE family, EVERY Sunday in January, ONLY at Tattooed Mom!

Enjoy this event with our tasty brunch menu (available until 4:30pm),
half price drafts from 5-7 & 10-11pm,
& let your crafting continue into the night with $2 PBR pounders & 1/2 price tater tots after 7pm.

Art at Mom’s: 2018 in Review

We’re endlessly grateful to the countless incredible artists who make the beautiful chaos come to life here at Mom’s. Over the last two decades we’ve been lucky enough to be a space for graffiti, wheatpaste, stencil, sticker, 3-D installation artists to share their work on the walls, floors, ceilings, and doors of our second floor space. And beyond the daily uncurated street art museum madness, we’ve been honored to work with many of these creative folks on art shows, specially commissioned projects, larger scale installations, limited edition tees, stickers, cards & more.

 

You can find a new masterpiece every time you walk up the stairs here. That sense of discovery is one of the biggest thrills we have being a part of Mom’s. Here’s a neat 13 of our 2018 art at Mom’s highlights (in no particular order).

 

We ushered in 2018 with New Year’s postcards by Leah Sabatelli. We loved her surrealist take on what was sure to be a supremely surrealist year. Leah also curated the Fever Dreams group art show here in November.

Hope Hummingbird‘s exquisite porcelain tile installations had us searching wikipedia more than a few times to learn about the lives of the women they so lovingly honored in installations. Her installation of Maud Stevens Wagner, the first known female tattoo artist in the U.S., found a place of honor downstairs here.

While our 100+ year old facade was being restored earlier this year, Perro, Dark MealKUR.STKULT joined forces to turn our scaffolding into a temporary outdoor gallery. We can’t think of a better way to deal with the temporary inconvenience of renovation construction while showing off a bit of our inside magic to the outside world.

Speaking of taking the inside outdoors, our little back dining room alley has been transformed a few times over the years by artist in residence Anthony Kosiakowski. Two of the windows were revamped this year with a portrait of Kali and a mixed media collage wall from Chinese joss paper patterns. Keep an eye out for more of these ever evolving installations.

And along with the exterior building renovations, a section of the second floor front room also got a few fresh walls, a super rare occurrence in a space with 20 years of layers of art. Our crew came to the rescue in record time jumping off the fresh walls & ceilings with work from Bines, Septic, Bear 215, Kelly Campanile, Crisp, YOMI and more.

Our artist edition tee shirt series, started in 2017 to celebrate our 20th anniversary, continued into 2018 with two new works of wearable art. The legendary NTEL had a playful take on Tattooed Mom’s history while paying tribute to classic Rock n’ Roll style streetwear combined with modern graffiti influenced funk. And we closed out the year with our comic book artist crush Michael Sweater getting loud, fast & hungry with his TMoms tee shirt graphic.

The South Street Spring Festival has given us a chance to share the great work of so many incredible makers in our big top art tent over the last 6 years. This year we spotlighted the work of the many talented creators that work at Mom’s including Bear215, Raw Eyes, AntiDye and more. We also curated a street art photo booth for the festival with Yowie featuring installations by James Dream and Emily Brintnall.

We added a new piece to our small but mighty collection of Adam Wallacavage treasures with this Alice in Wackoland mirror. Filled with crazy cool details and candy coated color we’ve been perfecting our psychedelic selfie game in it all year.

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Characters Welcome, our international sticker art show is our street art Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hannukah & New Year’s rolled into one. 2018 celebrated it’s 7th year with our biggest and best show ever, featuring fantastic sticker art from all over the world in support of youth arts programs at The Village of Arts & Humanities and Fleisher’s Community Partnership in the Arts.

We’ve dreamed of having a stairway piece for a while and Lowlvl was at the top of our list when we finally got the chance. His “I Think We’re Alone Now” steps are the bridge between the curated grandma on acid vibe of the first floor and the iconic street art museum chaos of the second floor. Tommy James / Lene Lovich / Tiffany / Girls Aloud – take your pick – the beating of our hearts is the ONLY sound.

As 2018 slid into dystopian reality show horror, art provided resistance, power and hope. Seeing the work of so many strong voices, many of them making street art for the first time on the walls here, gave us a sense of solidarity in a belief for a kinder, more humane future. Big ups to MarisaVR, Taped Off TV, Joe Boruchow, Hysterical Men, YOMI, Lazy Beam, Indecline, Wantful Things, Velchevart and many others. We’re honored to have your work here.

We love welcoming traveling artists to Mom’s. This year we were so fortunate to see some old friends return while welcoming new folks to Philly and to Mom’s. We’ve also had a chance to share the work of folks who haven’t been able to visit in person yet. Love to Arrex, Dunzo, Wrdsmth, Hyland Mather, Kitska, Skam, I Will Not, My Dog Sighs, City Kitty, Pheobe NY, Crisp, Voxx, Olek, Scumby and so many more.

And finally, but not in the least less treasured, thanks to all of YOU who so generously add your stickers, tags, wheatpastes, stencils, fiber art, and more to the walls here.  We’re also grateful to everyone who visits, photographs, enjoys and supports the work. And love to everyone who curates and produces art shows, pop up shops & creative events here (special shout out to Jerks Productions who celebrated their 5th year of the Fused Underground art show series at Mom’s in 2018) . We’re grateful to be surprised and delighted by new art every single day. We can’t wait to see what 2019 brings to Tattooed Mom!

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FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets! // January 13th!

Socks are arguably the most important article of clothing in the history of mankind, ESPECIALLY because they keep our feet warm during these cold winter months! Every January we honor this unparalleled garment that makes our tootsies feel AND look good by transforming regular socks into wacky customized sock puppet critters at FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets!

Bring your sock puppet creation to life with button eyes, luscious locks of hair, and random assortments of crafty bling from the world famous TMOMs Sunday Arts & Craft table! FREE fun for the WHOLE family, EVERY Sunday in January, ONLY at Tattooed Mom!

Enjoy this event with our tasty brunch menu (available until 4:30pm),
half price drafts from 5-7 & 10-11pm,
& let your crafting continue into the night with $2 PBR pounders & 1/2 price tater tots after 7pm.

FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets! // January 6th!

Socks are arguably the most important article of clothing in the history of mankind, ESPECIALLY because they keep our feet warm during these cold winter months! Every January we honor this unparalleled garment that makes our tootsies feel AND look good by transforming regular socks into wacky customized sock puppet critters at FREE Sunday Arts & Crafts: Sock Puppets!

Bring your sock puppet creation to life with button eyes, luscious locks of hair, and random assortments of crafty bling from the world famous TMOMs Sunday Arts & Craft table! FREE fun for the WHOLE family, EVERY Sunday in January, ONLY at Tattooed Mom!

Enjoy this event with our tasty brunch menu (available until 4:30pm),
half price drafts from 5-7 & 10-11pm,
& let your crafting continue into the night with $2 PBR pounders & 1/2 price tater tots after 7pm.