Sunday, October 16th 2022
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Talks offered at: 1:30 and 2:30 PM
Meet at Eye’s Gallery, 402 South Street
Long before Isaiah Zagar created Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, he and his wife Julia began to transform 402 South Street. This long-empty building served as an early home for the Zagars’ young family and has continued to be the home of Julia’s iconic folk-art shop Eye’s Gallery.
A summertime fire at neighboring Jim’s Steaks caused Eye’s to close its doors for the first time in 53 years, but the story is far from over. In these free community talks, we will visit several nearby Zagar murals to discuss the Zagars’ early experiences on South Street, as well as the significance of this area as the heart of the historic Jewish Quarter and the external forces that shaped the neighborhood and Isaiah’s work.
These short mural talks are free of charge and open to everyone. Reservations are not required. Tickets to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens are not required. Just meet in front of Eye’s Gallery (402 South Street) at 1:30 or 2:30 PM.