WHAAAT!!! Philly this weekend is going to be epic. House of Vans is taking over the industrial warehouse at 404 N. 2nd Street, this Thursday through Sunday with live music from Phantogram, Hop Along, Tierra Whack, Channel Tres, Orion Sun, Y La Bamba, and will feature art installations, workshops, street market, skateboarding and much more!!
It’s free and all ages so make sure you RSVP now for entry at HouseofVans.com!!
Kicking off this Thursday, the House of Vans Philly pop-up will celebrate hometown heroes Hop Along, Tierra Whack and Orion Sun. Friday’s show will feature the brilliant Phantogram, Channel Tres, and Y La Bamba!!
The weekend will also feature music from Philly DJs including Dave P, Naeem, Russell Alexander, Lowbeezy, Brewerytown Beats, and NYC’s LQQK Studios and Quartersnacks.
Philly will get a taste of Vans’ new SESSIONS series, setting the stage for local Philadelphia talent. Local artists interested in playing SESSIONS at House of Vans Philly on Saturday, October 12 can email their music to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration!
Check out more details from the press release below and don’t miss this epic weekend in Philly thanks to House of Vans!!
The House of Vans Philly pop-up will offer a variety of art programming including installations, retrospectives and workshops. Music fans and budding musicians can participate in free music workshops including: Just Kids Mini-Guitar Build and Lesson, DJ Mixing 101 with HOLLERTRONIX co-founder Lowbeezy and Brewerytown Beats Presents: The Sound of Philly Soul Music History Talk.Art collective Space 1026 will bring their soon to be closed Arch St. location to House of Vans through If These Walls Could Talk – Philly Art Retrospective. The art scrawled walls will be installed in the pop-up and adorned with show posters, cards, zines, artists books and actual graffiti to the House of Vans. Twelve muralists, including current members and alums of Space 1026, will create large scale murals inside the House of Vans.A skate photography retrospective entitled 2 Tales, 1 City, will be exhibited featuring photos of Philadephia’s Love Park and FDR, two of the most important landmarks in the city’s skate scene. Both Phil Jackson, whose collection features FDR, and Jonathan Rentschler, whose subject is Love Park, not only documented both scenes but were integral members of each respective community. This is the first time both photographers work has been showcased live outside of the books they were first published in.Art curious patrons can participate in hands-on workshops with local luminaries. Highlights include: Zinemaking + Philly Art History sessions with Space 1026 members Max Lawrence, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, and photographer Phil Jackson and Lauren Cat West, Lettering with tattoo artist and graphic designer BJ Betts plus drawing and skateboard design with LA based artist Todd Francis.Vans is proud to partner with a wide array of vendors like Nocturnal Skateshop, Urban Exchange, Brewerytown Beats, Souvenir Jewelry, Kamihira, Mobshity, and Theories of Atlantis. These artisans and tastemakers will be selling their wares at the pop-up’s community Street Market.House of Vans wouldn’t be complete without skateboarding, so Vans has partnered with Skate Philly to build an indoor skate park with nods to classic skate spots throughout the city. Open skate sessions will be available throughout the weekend. The skate park open hours will culminate in a cash for tricks contest titled “Pyramid Scheme”. There will also be a Beginner’s Park with skate lessons available throughout the weekend. Finally, Quatersnacks and Vans will premiere the Sicily tour video, “For Nothing” on Saturday. Vans Skate Athletes Pedro Delfino, Nick Michel, Corey Glick, Roman Pabich, Cedric Pabich, Taylor Kirby and Richie Rizzo will be on hand throughout the weekend.Finally, as part of Vans ongoing commitment to the community of Philadelphia the brand is honored to bring the Vans Give a Band! initiative to this iconic city later in the year. The legacy program was created to inspire and empower students to embrace their creativity through music and bring attention to diminishing music education budgets. The Vans Gives a Band! Program will offer Philadelphia public schools the chance to receive $10,000 of music equipment and a $10,000 grant to fund their music program in the future. Stay tuned to houseofvans.com for more info.