Take a Mosaic Murals Walking Tour at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens every Sunday at 4pm. Get an insiders’ view of this Philly favourite for $10 @ 1020 South Street.
Take an hour-long walk into alleyways along South Street and Bainbridge to view Isaiah Zagar’s glittering creations! Led by a trained Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens interpreter, you’ll learn detailed information about Zagar’s technique along with the personal and community stories depicted in his large, shimmering murals.
“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.” (source: http://www.phillymagicgardens.org)
1020 South Street, Philadelphia
Sundays at 4pm