Giving Back 2017

Oh this year. Time to buckle down and do what I can to give back. Like last year, I'll be donating all of the profits from the map sales to local nonprofits from Thanksgiving through Giving Tuesday. That means that your purchase of a map will help to support all of the following organizations: Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, Marian Anderson Historical Society, SEAMAAC, Red Paw Relief and Students Run Philly Style (more about the nonprofits below). Last year we raised Read more

#whyilovephillyarts Launches

It's official, the first #whyilovephillyarts, featuring Sean Martorana, is now live! Check out the prints below and purchase one of the 30 limited edition prints online. This is the first collaboration that aims to build a body of Philly-specific art across a variety of mediums for people to purchase with 100% of the profits going to the artist (along with a full commissions and licensing Read more

Sean Martorana x Philly Love Notes

The best part about running Philly Love Notes and making maps is the opportunity to connect with, spotlight, and help build the Philly community (see Giving Back This Year -- news about 2017 soon, #whyilovephilly Twitter campaign, #whyilovephilly parties, Philly Love Letters). So... I'm very excited to announce the new project, #whyilovephillyarts, a series of collaborations aimed at showcasing the amazingly talented artists and makers we have here in the city.  The Concept - Commission a piece of art from a variety of painters, illustrators, graphic designers, Read more

Museum

Love Note #270: Possibly the best museum in Philly

Matt Shantz
Favorite Spot: The Wagner Free Institute of Science
Neighborhood: North Philly
Address: 1700 W Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121

I Am: A college student with a love of history

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Love Note #259: How to find your inner nerd

Tom Stanley
Favorite Spot: Penn Museum
Address:
Neighborhood:

I am: A social media manager, runner, photographer, homebrewer, high-harmony vocalist, and shameless nerd.
Years in Philly: 3 1/2 in the city, plus about 26 in the ‘burbs
Current home: East Passyunk Crossing

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Love Note #205: The Mutter Museum as Philly’s go-to destination

James Cutler
Favorite Spot: Mutter Museum
Neighborhood: Logan Square
Address: 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

I am: A realtor doing my best to sell people on staying in Philly forever
Years in Philly: 23 (minus 4 years of college)
Current Home: Northern Liberties

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Love Note #197: 21 million items at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania offer the wonder of possibilities

Bethany Chisholm
Favorite Spot: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Neighborhood: Midtown Village
Address: 1300 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

I am: A Boston transplant, eager to fall in love with a new city.
Years in Philly: 10 months

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Love Note #188 George Reutter loves the Ryerss Museum overlooking the city and beyond

George Reutter
Favorite Place: Ryerss Museum and Library
Neighborhood: Fox Chase
Address: 7370 Central Ave Philadelphia, PA 19111

I am: A Poet in Fox Chase
Years in Philly: 23 years in Wissinoming, Tacony and currently in Fox Chase.
Current Home: Fox Chase

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From the archives: As Meredith Edlow says, “Relax, turn your mind off and float over to the Ben Franklin Parkway”

Meredith Edlow
Favorite Spot: The Ben Franklin Pkwy area (Museum mile, Swann Fountain, Rodin Museum- garden with the Gates of Hell).
Neighborhood: Museum District
Address: 2154 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

I am: A photographer, an artist, music lover and act as Visual Assets Manager for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation or GPTMC. We do VisitPhilly.com, Uwishunu, Philly 360°® and Philly Homegrown® . I have the pleasure of getting to photograph some great attractions and institutions in the city. Those institutions are in line with my personal interests which is a win win for me. Right now our organization has launched the With Art Philadelphia campaign that highlights the visual arts scene in Philly. I’m so proud that the city is taking the time to highlight a very important, very vibrant visual arts scene here.
Years in Philly: 13yrs.
Current Home: GHO/Graduate Hospital/Gray’s Ferry

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