The word “indie” sparks mixed emotions amongst artists of all shapes and sizes. But in terms of fine art in Fishtown and Kensington, there’s not much that could be considered mainstream. Even while Frankford Avenue’s clientele blossoms as a bro bar crawl on the weekends, both temporary and permanent residents are full of artistic capacities. Here’s where you can go check it out.
The Convent Philly
1648 E. Berks St.
This delightfully macabre space could be considered a darker, more sinister complement to Old City’s Arch Enemy Arts. Their specialties lie in comic-inspired caricatures, gothic portraits, and even affordable (still not for everyone) illustrations and prints. To give you a glimpse, they just hosted Hannah Carter and Caitlin McCormack performing a (likely) Tim Roth-approved puppet show.