Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

1020 S St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147 USA

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“a folk art wonderland”

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens is a non-profit organization, folk art environment, and gallery space on South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To date, it is the largest work created by mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar. The Magic Gardens spans three city lots, and includes indoor galleries and a large outdoor labyrinth. The mosaics are made up of everything from kitchen tiles to bike wheels, Latin-American art to china plates. The space is open for public view. Isaiah Zagar is an award-winning mosaic mural artist whose work can be found on over 100 public walls throughout the city of Philadelphia and around the world. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Brooklyn, Zagar received his B.F.A. in Painting and Graphics at the Pratt Institute of Art in New York City. When he was 19 years old, Zagar discovered the folk art installations of Clarence Schmidt in Woodstock, New York. Influenced by Schmidt, Picasso, Jean Dubuffet, Kurt Schwitters, Antonio Gaudi, Simon Rodia and Joseph Ferdinand Cheval, he was inspired to include the concepts of untrained artists as manifestations of fine art.  

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Deirdre C.

I have been a fan of the artist and artwork/mosaics here for a loooong time but I've never visited before last night! We enjoyed the After Dark experience. It was great to see lighting on the... Read more

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Alan J.

My mom literally drove to philadelphia to come to this museam. She is a huge fan of the artwork and does a similar style her self. She was like a kid with a truckload of candy. Will be back for... Read more

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Tim G.

I don't know how I spent so many years without having visited Philadelphia's Magic Gardens! Really enjoyed that this art has permeated throughout the area: glass peeking out through cement... Read more

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

1020 S St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19147 USA

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  • Sun, Mon, Wed - Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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