Northern Liberties’  first community arts center, maker space, art gallery, and artists studio has opened it’s doors!

1040 Creative arts and culture hub is located at 1040 N. 2nd Street, Suite 301, at Liberties Walk. Interested in the arts and would like to get involved? Registration is now open for classes for spring and summer, with offerings like Senior Makers Meet-up, Cartoon Express, Still Life Studies, Intro to Toy Design, Little Picasso, Wednesday Wine Down, Davinci Art Club and many more.

NLBID Executive Director Kris Kennedy says, “Seeing businesses like 1040 Creative choose Northern Liberties as their home is fantastic. It really reinforces what a friendly, collaborative neighborhood Northern Liberties is. Between Hudson Table, where you can sign up for a wide variety of cooking classes, to brand new 1040 Creative, which offers art classes for children through adults, and the many comedy nights around the neighborhood, Northern Liberties offers so many ways to try something new.”

1040 Creative is a brand new idea and concept brought to life by three owners, makers and artists.

Pauline Houston McCall is an artist, educator and activist with deep roots. She currently resides in Northern Liberties. She has a currently commissioned exhibition at 30 Hudson Yards in New York City and has had recent shows at Capitol Health System in New Jersey and the African American Museum in Philadelphia, as well as other work in shows across the country. She also travels throughout the City bringing music and art to multiple schools and centers.

Sheena Garcia is a Philadelphia born artist, curator and arts educator, born and reared in the Northern Liberties section of the City. Garcia’s artwork has been exhibited regularly with Dizyners Gallery and the Painted Bride in Old City Philadelphia. She has also exhibited consistently with Gallery 54 in Soho, New York City. She is currently partnering with New York City’s Intersection Media as a volunteer curator for the artworks that appear on Philadelphia’s LINKPHL, digital kiosks screens, as well as Plus Kiosks in NYC.

Marcy Morris is a multimedia artist, poet and dancer, that is deeply involved in community outreach projects throughout Chester and Camden. Morris is the founder and director of Marcy Morris Artistry, a celebration of imagery and illustrations that celebrates the beauty of the multiple neighborhoods she serves by way of the art making process.

For more about the center, the makers/artists and the classes, visit: