PHAIR is the Philadelphia’s open-air Maker Market, and features a variety of handmade craft and food artisans each Saturday spring through fall who sell art, fashions, vintage, photography, handmade goods, furniture, crafts, prints, artisan small-batch foods, jewelry, and more. Every week has a different mix of vendors, fluctuating from 10-40 each week. No two weeks are ever the same.
PHAIR was conceived in 2012 and founded in 2013 by two artists, old coworkers, and friends who’ve lived and worked in Philadelphia their whole lives. Both alum of The University of the Arts who met years later, Jennifer & Josh bring a wide range of skills, talent, and experience to PHAIR in addition to being artists themselves. Josh has over 10 years of graphic & web design and branding experience in a edition to his time spent as the co-founder of The Lightroom, a photography membership-based nonprofit gallery and workspace. Jennifer’s background consists of over 10 years in retail merchandising & management, event planning, fundraising, marketing, and exhibition planning, in addition to having her MS from Drexel University in Arts Administration. Both are very passionate about PHAIR and providing opportunities for artists and other creative-focused small businesses.
We have a vendor archive under the WHO’S VENDING
page, listed by date. Just go the page and find the week you came to visit! For the 2013 season, we just have our full list for the season.
We have direction by car and SEPTA routes listed under our ABOUT page
. There is 2 hour street parking surrounding the market on most streets – some free and most paid. There are also a number of paid garages nearby. We also have them listed under Directions on our ABOUT page.
We prefer to think of ourselves as a “Maker Market” where makers of all things come together to sell to the public in an open-air space. Makers are artists, crafters, designers, chefs, and so much more. Our vendors make and sell handcrafted goods including housewares, art, fashions, accessories, home goods, small-batch foods, furniture, jewelry, and much more. We also think art goes well with cool vintage housewares and clothing too, so we have a small selection of vintage vendors from time to time throughout the season. And we usually have a few food & fashion trucks rotating through the season along 2nd Street next to the market as well.
PHAIR is rain or shine; however, if it is dangerous or severe weather we might cancel the market. We’re located under THE (covered) historic SHAMBLES were shoppers can stroll through the market and shop while staying dry. If the weather looks really bad, stay tuned to Twitter