Photographs from my First Friday with South Jersey Photography Meetup.
Carnivolution by the Squidling Bros on a First Friday in Old City, Philadelphia.
One of the unique performances in Philadelphia will be carrying on without its mentor for the first time on Friday, June 23. As they say, the show must go on.
For over 13 years, Squidling Bros., the colorful minds behind “Carnivolution,” used their show to bring the captivating sights of old carnival sideshows to life. While it has been performed at many locations around the city — and even around the country — its home base was the Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum in Powelton Village. Artist and museum curator Joseph Tiberino, who founded the museum in honor of his late wife, invited the troupe into the property’s backyard in 2004 to do “whatever they wanted.” The June 23 show will be the first “Carnivolution” event since Joseph Tiberino passed away in February.
Philadelphia’s thriving local arts scene gets special recognition on the first Friday of every month.
From Old City to Fish town to Fairmount, First Friday events in Philly’s different arts corridors draw curious crowds eager to explore participating galleries, studios, shops, bars and restaurants.
First Friday attendees can check out art exhibits, shop special sales, enjoy food and drink deals, hear live music and more at different locations citywide.