Turn Up The Trans*mission: February 2019

Combining trans* advocacy with live performance, Turn Up the Trans*mission is a variety show with no equal. Including burlesque, drag, live-singing, spoken word, and other performance styles, this varied collection of artists has a purpose. Community building and visibility are two main goals of the show, and as such, all donations to our show go directly to the performers/cast/crew.

Our programming aims to create a space for trans* identified performers to express their art without fear of prejudice. We are here to create awareness and share our experiences to break down barriers of bigotry. Turn Up the Trans*mission has featured local and visiting transgender and/or non-binary and/or gender non-conforming artists, and strives to introduce new performers to their lineup every show.

HITTING THE STAGE:
Areola Grande
Deej Nutz
Eric Jaffe
Evelyn Swift Shuker
Frankie Magnum
Frankie Winter
Krymson Scholar
Little Piece
Mercury

Hosted by: Vyvyan Sassafrass
Sound + stage by: deadb0y IX

$5-15 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds!
Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Get there early to reserve a seat, and grab some dinner from TMOMs’ kitchen (with plentiful vegan options)!
21+ w/ valid ID

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ vegan potato & onion pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

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

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Art Heals: Group Art Show

Presented and curated by Kyle ConfehrTattooed MomNAMI Bucks County, PA, and NAMI Philadelphia. “#ArtHeals” is an exhibition of local Philadelphia artists and artwork hosted in a stigma free environment. This show shines a light on mental health awareness through open discussion and thought provoking imagery. Proceeds benefit NAMI’s work to improve the lives of individuals living with mental health conditions through education, advocacy, and support.

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest mental health advocacy organization. NAMI Bucks County and NAMI Philadelphia are your local voice on mental illness. Representatives will be on hand with information, resources, and ways to get involved in mental health advocacy.

Artists include:
Ellen Manning
Deanna Ferlanti
Margo Hurst
Jospeh Ramagano
Kara Bergey
Faith Davis
Kyle Confehr
& MORE!

Enjoy this event with half off all drafts from 5-7pm and 10-11pm.

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

FUSION: New Year!

It’s the New Year, and FUSION is finally back!

Philly’s wildest variety show for queer empowerment returns to Tattooed Mom on January 14th featuring some of the best of the best of Philly’s underground, including drag, spoken word, and performance art!

No cover, but donations will be collected for the Attic Youth Center.
Doors 8pm // Show 9pm
21+ w/ valid ID

Hosted by Samantha Genesis

Featuring:
Onyx Ondyx
Mercury
Josh Hitchens
Zephyra Rivers
Pretty Girl
Hum’n’bards Theater Troupe
Plexie Glass
deadb0y
Leo Mayari
CJ Higgins
Danté Alexander
Icon Ebony Fierce
Khaki Capri
Rastaboi Punany
And your newly crowned Jenny Henny!

Runway Host: Icon Ebony Fierce

Enjoy this event with our Meatless Mondays specials:
1/2 off our full veggie menu noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

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!

Continue reading “Art at Mom’s: 2018 in Review”

Spilled Milk Art Show

Join us December 21st, 2018 for Spilled Milk, a Saturday Morning inspired art show at Tattooed Mom!

This show features anything & everything that reminds you of those mornings, of waking up early, of watching cartoons and wrestling while munching down on sugar crusted cereal. In addition to an art show, there will also be a raffle to benefit ArtWell, an awesome program that helps bring art, art supplies and classes to the community of Philadelphia. Make a donation, get some raffle tickets, and win some incredible prizes for a good cause!

Artists Include:
Leah Sabatelli
yeahmikeromeo
steve_thueson
ladymonsterface
Henry Jones
Zach Woomer
trashbury
Bear 215
Nathan Hurst
korbzilla
_clevergirl
monster_comics
nukebeach
deathrowchef
Melissa Lomax
& the pink witch

Enjoy half off all drafts during and after this event from 5-7pm and 10-11pm
& the full Tattooed Mom food menu!

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

BloodMilk & Friends Night Market, 5th Edition

Join us once more for the 5th installment of the BloodMilk & Friends Night Market at Tattooed Mom on South Street! In addition to a large selection of jewels from their online collection, BloodMilk will have some very special, one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as limited & previously sold out mourning bead strands.

BloodMilk will be sharing the 2nd floor of TMOMs with some of their favorite friends & vendors (who happen to be some of our favorites, as well)! Come say hello, share a story with us, & browse the bewitching, beautiful, & breathtaking selection of jewels and artwork!

This event is FREE to attend & 21+!

Vendors Include:
Bill Crisafi
Burial Ground
Witch Fingers Antiques & Oddities
dreamygutss
Made By Hank
Bad Vibes by Matt Darling
Moss Märchen
Lvnea Perfume
Open Sea Design Co.
Palo Santo Wellness Boutique
Poison Apple Print Shop
Pop Up Polaroid
PUREVILE!
Ron Nicole Botanical Art

Enjoy this night market with half price all drafts from 5-7pm & 10-11pm.

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!

JERKS Productions Presents: Fused Underground, December 2018

JERKS Productions brings you FUSED UNDERGROUND! Join us for a night of ART, HORROR & BOOZE as we celebrate First Friday and keep art alive in Philadelphia! We will be showcasing some of Philadelphia (and the surrounding area)’s best local underground artists!

Half off all drafts from 5-7pm and 10-11pm!
Free fun! 21+!

Artists:
Rocky Digati of Darker Arts Studio
Conner Craig
Jamie Elizabeth
Melissa Root of EclecticRootz
Necro FX
Jessica O’Lear
Nate Hurst
Kaylyn Wenger
Katie Stahl
Jesse Jaws
FossilsMoon
Michael Pagdon
Lindsay Keating
Anthony Pepe
Bronwen Gale
Tarrah Dee
The Smoking Girl
Wayne Lucina
Unique Not Freak
Kristin Koefoed
Evan Ewan
Jennifer Hesser
Emily Ryan
The Philadelphia Secret Admirer
Lauren Lord
Jenna Polascak
Paige McCleery
Lauren Buckley
Derrick Scott
Kayla Daniels
Liz Palo Art
Jennifer Hesser
Brooke Console
Cassi Segulin

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!

Turn Up the Trans*mission // November 2018!

Combining trans* advocacy with live performance, Turn Up the Trans*mission is a variety show with no equal. Including burlesque, drag, live-singing, spoken word, and other performance styles, this varied collection of artists has a purpose. Community building and visibility are two main goals of the show, and as such, all donations to this show go directly to the performers/cast/crew.

This programming aims to create a space for trans* identified performers to express their art without fear of prejudice. We are here to create awareness and share our experiences to break down barriers of bigotry. Turn Up the Trans*mission has featured local and visiting transgender and/or non-binary and/or gender non-conforming artists, and strives to introduce new performers to their lineup every show.

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Cast:
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Theydy Bedbug
Stepdad
Sa’Mantha SayTen
moon baby
Mitch “The Wild Thing”
Jeep
Gamma Rae
Babe Ruthless

Host/Producer: Vyvyan Sassafrass
Producer: deadb0y IX
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$5-15 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds!
Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Get there early to reserve a seat, and grab some dinner from TMOMs’ kitchen (with plentiful vegan options)!
21+ w/ valid ID

Enjoy this event with our Pierogi Thursday specials:
50¢ vegan potato & onion pierogi from noon-10pm
& half off all drafts 5-7pm and 10-11pm

Join the Facebook Event and invite all your pals!