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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Isaiah Zagar | Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Isaiah Zagar and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens 














Zagar has devoted himself to beautifying the South Street neighborhood since the late 1960s, when he moved to the area with his wife Julia. The couple helped spur the revitalization of the area by purchasing and renovating derelict buildings, often adding colorful mosaics on both their private and public walls. The first such project was Julia's still-thriving folk art store, the Eyes Gallery at 402 South Street.

















Zagar started working on the Magic Gardens in 1994 in the vacant lot nearby his studio. He began by constructing a massive fence to protect the area from harm and then spent the next fourteen years excavating tunnels and grottos, sculpting multi-layered walls, and tiling and grouting the 3,000 square foot space. The installation pays tribute to Zagar's many artistic influences, as well as the events and experiences of his life.








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Sunday - Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday and Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

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Admission

Self-guided tour

Adults
$4
Youth 6-12 years
$2
Kids 5 and under
FREE

Guided Site Tour
Adults
$7
Youth
$5


Guided Walking Tour
                 Adults $6
Youth $4


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