POST: HOT•BED Open Studio Tour
Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

POST: HOT•BED Open Studio Tour

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https://www.philaopenstudios.org/partner-profile/hot%E2%80%A2bed

HOT•BED will be participating in this year’s POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours)

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, is the largest tour of artist studios and creative workspaces in the region and one of the premier open studio tour events in the country.

Each October, POST activities span twenty unique Philadelphia neighborhoods and highlight the creative workspaces of nearly 300 artists and community partners. Great for all ages, POST provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of visual artists at work through an approachable, self-guided, and easy-to-navigate tour. Ancillary activities include featured exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, artist talks, receptions, guided tours, and more! No other program in or around Philadelphia consistently brings such an intimate and diverse cultural experience to the community free of charge and across such a large geographic area.

#POSTPHL

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POEMS NIGHT
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

POEMS NIGHT

FEATURES: TBA

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Every Second Monday, drop by HOT•BED for POEMS NIGHT for your dose of poetry. We showcase up-and-coming spoken word talent first followed by a lottery-style open mic.

On top of the cult following it built, POEMS NIGHT is also known for being arguably the most forgiving open mic of its kind, lending itself to experimental performances in front of a captive and supportive audience. If you’re looking for a low-brow and low-key poetry experience, especially amidst cozy plants, to sit back and enjoy or recite your latest work, you found the right place.

Refreshments are available for a suggested donation of $1-5.

7–9:30pm

Contact Stephanie Czapla (Email: stephanie.czapla@gmail.com // Instagram: @stephanieczapla) if interested in a poetry feature.

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POEMS NIGHT
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

POEMS NIGHT

FEATURES: TBA

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Every Second Monday, drop by HOT•BED for POEMS NIGHT for your dose of poetry. We showcase up-and-coming spoken word talent first followed by a lottery-style open mic.

On top of the cult following it built, POEMS NIGHT is also known for being arguably the most forgiving open mic of its kind, lending itself to experimental performances in front of a captive and supportive audience. If you’re looking for a low-brow and low-key poetry experience, especially amidst cozy plants, to sit back and enjoy or recite your latest work, you found the right place.

Refreshments are available for a suggested donation of $1-5.

7–9:30pm

Contact Stephanie Czapla (Email: stephanie.czapla@gmail.com // Instagram: @stephanieczapla) if interested in a poetry feature.

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POEMS NIGHT
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

POEMS NIGHT

FEATURES: TBA

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Every Second Monday, drop by HOT•BED for POEMS NIGHT for your dose of poetry. We showcase up-and-coming spoken word talent first followed by a lottery-style open mic.

On top of the cult following it built, POEMS NIGHT is also known for being arguably the most forgiving open mic of its kind, lending itself to experimental performances in front of a captive and supportive audience. If you’re looking for a low-brow and low-key poetry experience, especially amidst cozy plants, to sit back and enjoy or recite your latest work, you found the right place.

Refreshments are available for a suggested donation of $1-5.

7–9:30pm

Contact Stephanie Czapla (Email: stephanie.czapla@gmail.com // Instagram: @stephanieczapla) if interested in a poetry feature.

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POEMS NIGHT
Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

POEMS NIGHT

FEATURES: TBA

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Every Second Monday, drop by HOT•BED for POEMS NIGHT for your dose of poetry. We showcase up-and-coming spoken word talent first followed by a lottery-style open mic.

On top of the cult following it built, POEMS NIGHT is also known for being arguably the most forgiving open mic of its kind, lending itself to experimental performances in front of a captive and supportive audience. If you’re looking for a low-brow and low-key poetry experience, especially amidst cozy plants, to sit back and enjoy or recite your latest work, you found the right place.

Refreshments are available for a suggested donation of $1-5.

7–9:30pm

Contact Stephanie Czapla (Email: stephanie.czapla@gmail.com // Instagram: @stephanieczapla) if interested in a poetry feature.

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Summer Rush Artist Talk
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Rush Artist Talk

SUMMER RUSH ARTIST PANEL: Women in Philadelphia, Creating Without Limits

HOT•BED and James Oliver Gallery invite you to a panel discussion between the artists of our current exhibit, Summer Rush. Summer Rush is a dual-gallery exhibition featuring a variety of 13 local, national & international female contemporary artists.

The scope of media includes abstract, surreal and hyper-realistic painting, collage, illustration, jewelry, and much, much more. Summer Rush will magnify the entropy of the season and eviscerate a notion of excitement and activity brewing and cultivating in our spaces.

This is a unique opportunity to meet and speak to the artists about their work, creative process and views on the creative community in Philadelphia, face-to-face. Come with questions!

ARTISTS PARTICIPATING:
Ekaterina Popova
Katelyn Liepins
M. K. Kommins
Caitlyn Grabenstein
Elizabeth Bergeland

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POEMS NIGHT
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

POEMS NIGHT

FEATURES: TBA

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Every Second Monday, drop by HOT•BED for POEMS NIGHT for your dose of poetry. We showcase up-and-coming spoken word talent first followed by a lottery-style open mic.

On top of the cult following it built, POEMS NIGHT is also known for being arguably the most forgiving open mic of its kind, lending itself to experimental performances in front of a captive and supportive audience. If you’re looking for a low-brow and low-key poetry experience, especially amidst cozy plants, to sit back and enjoy or recite your latest work, you found the right place.

Refreshments are available for a suggested donation of $1-5.

7–9:30pm

Contact Stephanie Czapla (Email: stephanie.czapla@gmail.com // Instagram: @stephanieczapla) if interested in a poetry feature.

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SUMMER RUSH Opening Reception
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

SUMMER RUSH Opening Reception

SUMMER RUSH is a dual-gallery, all female group exhibition at James Oliver Gallery & HOTBED, featuring a variety of local, national, and international female contemporary artists.

Opening Reception:

SATURDAY, JULY 13TH FROM 6-10PM

Closing Reception:

AUGUST 31ST FROM 6-9PM

Summer Rush will be curated by and take place at James Oliver Gallery as well as their sister gallery Hot-Bed, where custom horticulture by Bryan Hoffman will accentuate the organic feel and intense color pallets of this Show. The incredible line-up includes a diverse array of works by artists: Michele Kishita, M.K. Komins, Elizabeth Bergeland, Nat Girsberger, Alicia LaChance, Juliet Sugg, Kristen Reichert, Caitlyn Grabenstein, Molly Goldfarb, Ekaterina Popova, Erica Bello, Katelyn Liepins, and Nikki Painter. 


The scope of media includes abstract, surreal and hyper-realistic painting, collage, illustration, jewelry, and much, much more. Summer Rush will magnify the entropy of the season and eviscerate a notion of excitement and activity brewing and cultivating in our spaces. Don’t miss this enticing exhibition! 

For more information or private viewings, please contact us at jamesolivergallery@gmail.com or by phone at 267-918-7432.

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday - Friday : 5-8 PM, Saturday : 1-8 PM, Sun - Tues : By Appt. Only

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Summer Rush
Jul
13
to Aug 31

Summer Rush

SUMMER RUSH is a dual-gallery, all female group exhibition at James Oliver Gallery & HOTBED, featuring a variety of local, national, and international female contemporary artists.

Opening Reception:

SATURDAY, JULY 13TH FROM 6-10PM

Closing Reception:

AUGUST 30TH FROM 6-9PM

Summer Rush will be curated by and take place at James Oliver Gallery as well as their sister gallery Hot-Bed, where custom horticulture by Bryan Hoffman will accentuate the organic feel and intense color pallets of this Show. The incredible line-up includes a diverse array of works by artists: Michele Kishita, M.K. Komins, Elizabeth Bergeland, Nat Girsberger, Alicia LaChance, Juliet Sugg, Kristen Reichert, Caitlyn Grabenstein, Molly Goldfarb, Ekaterina Popova, Erica Bello, Katelyn Liepins, and Nikki Painter. 


The scope of media includes abstract, surreal and hyper-realistic painting, collage, illustration, jewelry, and much, much more. Summer Rush will magnify the entropy of the season and eviscerate a notion of excitement and activity brewing and cultivating in our spaces. Don’t miss this enticing exhibition! 

For more information or private viewings, please contact us at jamesolivergallery@gmail.com or by phone at 267-918-7432.

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday - Friday : 5-8 PM, Saturday : 1-8 PM, Sun - Tues : By Appt. Only

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POEMS NIGHT ft. Jordan Plain
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

POEMS NIGHT ft. Jordan Plain

FEATURES: Jordan Plain, more TBA

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Every Second Monday, drop by HOT•BED for POEMS NIGHT for your dose of poetry. We showcase up-and-coming spoken word talent first followed by a lottery-style open mic.

On top of the cult following it built, POEMS NIGHT is also known for being arguably the most forgiving open mic of its kind, lending itself to experimental performances in front of a captive and supportive audience. If you’re looking for a low-brow and low-key poetry experience, especially amidst cozy plants, to sit back and enjoy or recite your latest work, you found the right place.

Refreshments are available for a suggested donation of $1-5.

7–9:30pm

Contact Stephanie Czapla (Email: stephanie.czapla@gmail.com // Instagram: @stephanieczapla) if interested in a poetry feature.

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Neon DayDream
Jun
21
to Jun 23

Neon DayDream

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Opening Reception on June 21, 6-9 PM. Gunnar will be hosting open gallery hours on June 22 6-8 PM.

You're invited to join us in celebrating Gunnar Montana's first ever gallery opening! HOT•BED’s very own studio member and visual/performance artist will be taking over the gallery for a solo exhibition, June 21-22. Known for his innovative dance productions, and fresh off the heels of his sold-out debut in New York City, Gunnar is now back in the city of brotherly love and excited to show off a new set of skills!

NEON DAYDREAM is a collection of twenty-five pop art paintings that showcase the brighter, more queer and fun-loving side of Gunnar's work.

This event is free to attend, open to the public, and only up for one weekend!

All purchased works may be picked up at a reception and/or pick up party on Sunday, June 23 from 12-4 PM.

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POEMS NIGHT
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

POEMS NIGHT

FEATURES: TBA

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Every Second Monday, drop by HOT•BED for POEMS NIGHT for your dose of poetry. We showcase up-and-coming spoken word talent first followed by a lottery-style open mic.

On top of the cult following it built, POEMS NIGHT is also known for being arguably the most forgiving open mic of its kind, lending itself to experimental performances in front of a captive and supportive audience. If you’re looking for a low-brow and low-key poetry experience, especially amidst cozy plants, to sit back and enjoy or recite your latest work, you found the right place.

Refreshments are available for a suggested donation of $1-5.

7–9:30pm

Contact Stephanie Czapla (Email: stephanie.czapla@gmail.com // Instagram: @stephanieczapla) if interested in a poetry feature.

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POEMS NIGHT
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

POEMS NIGHT

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FEATURES: TBA

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Every Second Monday, drop by HOT•BED for POEMS NIGHT for your dose of poetry. We showcase up-and-coming spoken word talent first followed by a lottery-style open mic.

On top of the cult following it built, POEMS NIGHT is also known for being arguably the most forgiving open mic of its kind, lending itself to experimental performances in front of a captive and supportive audience. If you’re looking for a low-brow and low-key poetry experience, especially amidst cozy plants, to sit back and enjoy or recite your latest work, you found the right place.

Refreshments are available for a suggested donation of $1-5.

7–9:30pm

Contact Stephanie Czapla (Email: stephanie.czapla@gmail.com // Instagram: @stephanieczapla) if interested in a poetry feature.

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May
5
to May 28

FAME Exhibition

The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will be taking over HOT•BED for their annual Juried Alumni Member’s Exhibition titled FAME (Fellowship Annual Members Exhibition).

Join us for the Opening Reception Sunday, May 5th from 2-5 PM. The Fellowship will be hosting open gallery hours every Wednesday 5-8 PM, Thursday & Friday 2-8 PM and Saturday from 1-8 PM between May 5 and May 29. The Closing Event will be May 29th, 2019. The exhibition will also include a guest speaker to be announced later this month.

More details about the PAFA Fellowship Residency at HOT•BED gallery to follow.

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Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

POEMS NIGHT

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FEATURES:

Louisa Jane

Clodoveya

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Every Second Monday, drop by HOT•BED for POEMS NIGHT for your dose of poetry. We showcase up-and-coming spoken word talent first followed by a lottery-style open mic.

On top of the cult following it built, POEMS NIGHT is also known for being arguably the most forgiving open mic of its kind, lending itself to experimental performances in front of a captive and supportive audience. If you’re looking for a low-brow and low-key poetry experience, especially amidst cozy plants, to sit back and enjoy or recite your latest work, you found the right place.

Refreshments are available for a suggested donation of $1-5.

7–9:30pm

Contact Stephanie Czapla (Email: stephanie.czapla@gmail.com // Instagram: @stephanieczapla) if interested in a poetry feature.

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Sacred Geometry Closing Reception & Artist Talk!
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Sacred Geometry Closing Reception & Artist Talk!

SATURDAY APRIL 6TH | 6-9PM | SACRED GEOMETRY

Phyllis Gorsen • Paula Cahill

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Sacred Geometry is coming to a close at HOT•BED and we welcome you to enjoy it one last time on Saturday, April 6th from 6-9pm. Enjoy light refreshments between the works of Philadelphia based artists Phyllis Gorsen and Paula Cahill.

at 6:30 pm, Phyllis Gorsen & Bryan Hoffman ill be speaking about their inspirations & creatives processes for their works in this show!

Gorsen and Cahill’s works invite the viewer into a colorfully intertwined universe. These abstract pieces are inspired by the origin of line and how it plays with contemporary shapes, colors, and concepts. The syncretism of past and present, combined with Bryan Hoffman’s custom horticulture, work harmoniously to emphasize the connection between geometric and organic elements. Experience the energetic impact of these vibrant works as we transform our space in our first new exhibition of 2019.

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POEMS NIGHT
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

POEMS NIGHT

FEATURES

Simon Wish

Corey Qureshi // Corey Q is a queer writer based in Philadelphia. Sometimes their shirt’s tucked in, sometimes they make the Café Con Leche zine with their partner. Follow them on @q_boxo.

Ari // Ari is a spoken word poet an educator based in North Philly. Their work focuses on the intersectionality of queer identity, trauma, and the Latin experience as an outsider.  

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Every Second Monday, drop by HOT•BED for POEMS NIGHT for your dose of poetry. We showcase up-and-coming spoken word talent first followed by a lottery-style open mic.

On top of the cult following it built, POEMS NIGHT is also known for being arguably the most forgiving open mic of its kind, lending itself to experimental performances in front of a captive and supportive audience. If you’re looking for a low-brow and low-key poetry experience, especially amidst cozy plants, to sit back and enjoy or recite your latest work, you found the right place.

Refreshments are available for a suggested donation of $1-5.

7–9:30pm

Contact Stephanie Czapla (Email: stephanie.czapla@gmail.com // Instagram: @stephanieczapla) if interested in a poetry feature.

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Sacred Geometry Opening Reception
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Sacred Geometry Opening Reception

SATURDAY FEB. 9TH | 6-10PM | SACRED GEOMETRY

Phyllis Gorsen • Paula Cahill

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HOT•BED invites you to view Sacred Geometry, an exhibition featuring Philadelphia based artists Phyllis Gorsen and Paula Cahill. The Opening Reception will be held Saturday, February 9th from 6-10pm!

Gorsen and Cahill’s works invite the viewer into a colorfully intertwined universe. These abstract pieces are inspired by the origin of line and how it plays with contemporary shapes, colors, and concepts. The syncretism of past and present, combined with Bryan Hoffman’s custom horticulture, work harmoniously to emphasize the connection between geometric and organic elements. Experience the energetic impact of these vibrant works as we transform our space in our first new exhibition of 2019.

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Dual Gallery Closing Reception: Regal Planet & The Janis Project
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Dual Gallery Closing Reception: Regal Planet & The Janis Project

HOT•BED cordially invites you to your last chance to view Regal Planet, a group exhibition featuring Philadelphia based artist Andrea Hornick, as well as New York based Hisako Kobayashi and Japan based Tomiya Nishimura. This show is dually curated by James Oliver Gallery and ArtMobia. The Opening Reception will be held Saturday, January 19th from 6-10pm at 723 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia PA 19106.

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SATED (The Food Container Project)
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

SATED (The Food Container Project)

The Food Container Project was created by artist Steven Mogck to help bring awareness to the epidemic of hunger in the Delaware Valley. Over the next four months Steven will be selling his hand constructed food containers and custom shirts with a goal to raise $30,000 dollars for Philabundance in Philadelphia, PA.

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Regal Planet Opening Reception
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Regal Planet Opening Reception

SATURDAY NOV. 17TH | 6-9PM | REGAL PLANET

Hisako Kobayashi • Tomiya Nishimura • Andrea Hornick

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HOT•BED cordially invites you to view Regal Planet, a group exhibition featuring Philadelphia based artist Andrea Hornick, as well as New York based Hisako Kobayashi and Japan based Tomiya Nishimura. This show is dually curated by James Oliver Gallery and ArtMobia. The Opening Reception will be held Saturday, November 17th from 6-10pm with a press preview that day from 4-6pm at 723 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor, Philadelphia PA 19106.

We are thrilled to bring together the works of three incredible artists, combining their lush palettes and ethereal imagery, these works will play alongside HOT•BED’s flourishing greenlife. Kobayashi’s mysterious and rich oil paintings create a sea of color, where life and science are at play while Nishimura’s figures travel, primarily solo, through their own mystic landscapes. Hornick’s works alter the figures in old masters’ portraits to include spirit animal guides, while titles provide alternate interpretations and a feminist twist, acting almost as part of the piece itself.

Together the artists’ works create Regal Planet, a show which interprets characters and colors intimately engaging with the earth and their place on it. Curated by James Oliver Gallery and ArtMobia founder Jason Peng along with horticultural design by Bryan Hoffman, Regal Planet combines history, color, the human figure and the natural world to create a reverberating presence that is not to be missed.

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Garden Bouquet Artist Talk! with Barbara Sosson & Ian Shiver
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Garden Bouquet Artist Talk! with Barbara Sosson & Ian Shiver

Come listen to Barbara Sosson and Ian Loring Shiver, the artists of our current exhibit, Garden Bouquet, talk about their work! They’ll be going over their creative process and where they get their inspiration from. If you’re interested in hearing about their journey and how they got to where they are today with their art, you’ll want to come to this artist talk!

This is a great opportunity get to meet & network with fellow creatives in the Philly area! It’s also one of the last events we’ll be hosting while this exhibit is still up, so make sure you take advantage of getting to see Garden Bouquet before it closes November 3rd! We hope to see you all there!

Please email kelsey@hotbedphilly.com with any questions you may have.

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POST: Philadelphia Open Studios Tour
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

POST: Philadelphia Open Studios Tour

Each October, POST activities span twenty unique Philadelphia neighborhoods and highlight the creative workspaces of nearly 300 artists and community partners. Great for all ages, POST provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of visual artists at work through an approachable, self-guided, and easy-to-navigate tour. Ancillary activities include featured exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, artist talks, receptions, guided tours, and more! No other program in or around Philadelphia consistently brings such an intimate and diverse cultural experience to the community free of charge and across such a large geographic area.

HOT•BED will be hosting an open studio tour all day with a pop-up exhibit from local artist, Wendee Yudis.

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Design Philly Closing Party
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Design Philly Closing Party

Hoffman Design Group hosts the Design Philly closing party at HOT•BED !

HOT•BED is a contemporary art gallery in the Jewelers' Row District of Center City that infuses contemporary art, curated by James Oliver, with horticultural installations, designed by Bryan Hoffman. From the moment a visitor steps into the gallery, they are given a full sensory experience.

Come network with fellow designers of all industries in the Philadelphia area, eat, drink, mingle, discover. You can also have the opportunity to see HOT•BED's latest exhibit, Garden Bouquet" by local artists, Barbara Sosson & Ian Loring Shiver, before it closes early next month!

You can RSVP here: DesignPhiladelphia Closing Party

Hope to see you all there - Saturday, October 13th, 6:30-10pm!

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Philly Fashion Week Kickoff Party
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Philly Fashion Week Kickoff Party

Come celebrate the beginning of Philly fashion week with Stellar Design & HOT•BED! It'll be the most relaxing fun you'll have all week. Enjoy complementary floral inspired cocktails + small bites, shop pop-ups from local designers + beauty/fashion brands, and go insta-crazy with all the floral photo-ops your heart could desire. Before you leave remember to grab a giftbag! We're filling them with all kinds of discount codes, free samples & fun surprises! Bring your fashion loving friends & we'll see you all on the 24th!

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