Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Tour

Date: Friday, June 3, 2011

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Meet at The Shubin Theatre (407 Bainbridge Street) at 1:30 p.m. We’ll walk over to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens together – it’s just a few blocks away – for a guided tour at 2:00 p.m. After the tour participants will be free to stay and explore further on their own.

Cost: FREE for Duofest performers, $8 for anyone else!


About Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens:
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit organization that showcases the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar. Located at the site of Zagar’s largest public mosaic installation, the Magic Gardens includes a fully mosaiced indoor gallery and a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic sculpture. The installation, primarily consisting of found objects and contributions from the community, covers half a city block with myriads of tile, texture, and color. A walk through the labyrinth will reveal sculptures from Latin America and Asia, bicycle wheels from local South Street shop Via Bicycles, Zagar’s hand-made tiles, and mirrors of every shape and size.