Founded by two high school friends in 2013, The Art Dept is a creative community space that acts as is a hive for the arts. 


Our workshops offer folks the time to sink into the creative processes, learn something new, and to connect with others. While monthly exhibitions share the works of emerging and under-represented artists with the community. Our boutique stocks local, hand-crafted products, as well as art and fiber supplies to both support makers and provide consumers with unique superior quality goods for their own creations. We also host a wide range of community events including intimate concerts, craft + movie night, life drawing, and comedy night.

As a project of the Culture Trust of Greater Philadelphia we aim to create a communal art experience that is accessible to all. Every penny donated goes towards community programming that supports our mission by helping to keep costs down while expanding our offerings. 


Drop Us A line!

We'd love to hear from you. If you have any questions, compliments, or concerns let us know 


Phone: 215-739-4146.

Snail Mail: 1638 E Berks St, Philadelphia PA 19123




Name *


Summer Hours (July-Sept):

Wed-Sat 12-5pm

Standard Hours (Sept-July)

Tuesday: By Appointment

Wed-Sat 12-7pm

*Subject to change. give us a call at 215-739-4146 to confirm hours


We are located in a former deli at 1638 E Berks St on the corner of Tulip St in Fishtown, Philadelphia.



By Train: Take the blue Market-Frankford line to either the Berks stop or the Girard stop. 

From the Berks stop: Exit the station and turn left. walk 20 ft, on the left you'll see a parking lot with a path going toward a ball field. Take this path past the parking lot, the field, and basket ball courts. When it ends make an S-turn to the left, you are now on Berks St. Walk to the end of the block (the NKCDC Garden center will be ahead on the right), cross over Frankford Ave. Walk one more block to Tulip St and you've made it! We're at the corner on the right side. (5 Mins)

From the Girard stop: Exit the station and turn left on to Front st then take another left onto Girard. Walk 2 blocks to Frankford Ave and turn left. Continue walking 9 blocks to Berks St (just after Montgomery ave) (the NKCDC Garden center will be on your right). Turn right, walk one block and we're on the corner of Berks and Tulip. (12mins)

From I-95 South: Take Exit 23 to Girard Ave/Aramingo Ave. Follow signs to Girard Ave. Once off the ramp, continue 2 block, then turn right on Berks St. Follow Berks St 7 blocks, until you get to Tulip (just after Memphis St) and you've made it! ( 5 mins )

From 1-95 North: Take Exit 23 Girard Ave/Lehigh Ave. Exit onto Delaware ave keep left for Aramingo and Lehigh Aves. Continue following signs for Aramingo Ave. Once on Aramingo (just after the i-95 overpass) Keep left and turn onto York St. Continue 5 blocks then turn left on Memphis. After 7 Blocks turn right on to Berks go 1 block and we are on the left!