Dumpster Diver Exhibit Extended to November 4!

In our last post,  we told you about “DUMPSTER DIVERSions”,  our 25th anniversary pop-up exhibit by 46 members of the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers,  that predictably unpredictable band of found-object artists and their painter/photographer/performance artist friends….

17_10_16 1 Dumpster Divers Exhibit DC_4073Some of the more than 125 works you’ll find behind our purple door.


Based on the encouraging feedback we’ve received in our first two weeks  (hey, we can never predict what will happen when we schedule one of our unlikely projects!),  we’ve extended the exhibit to Saturday,  Nov. 4.

17_10_16 2 Dumpster Divers Exhibit DC_4077aCollage,  fiber and found-object art by Eva Aanya Preston,   Ellen Sall,  I. George Bilyk, Burnell Yow! and  Bruce Gast

Our free South Philadelphia exhibit at 1548 E. Passyunk Avenue (Tasker Street corner) will now be open every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 4 from 6-9 pm.

We’ll also be open  Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1-5 pm to celebrate East Passyunk Avenue’s annual Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday.

17_10_16 3 Dumpster Diver Exhibit DC_4093aAnd,  yes,  we’ll flip off the overhead lights so you can enjoy the full effect of the Divers’ multi-colored light sculptures.


As described last time,  our 26 windows bordering East Passyunk Avenue’s singing fountain are also filled with smiling portraits of Dumpster Divers and their art,  and we’ll light them daily through Nov. 4….

17_10_16 4 Passyunk Windows CM_8273 cropThe new view from our windows:  Leo Sewell,  Harry Anderson and Eva Aanya Preston have been Divers since 1992,  the group’s first year.


Want to see more Dumpster Diver art now?   Check out our  Unexpected Philadelphia  website,  where you’ll find a 25th anniversary photo directory featuring 47 Divers….

17_10_16 5 Dumpster Diver Exhibit 4Clockwise from top left: Work by Dr. Photon,  Joanne Hoffman,  I. George Bilyk,  and Taji Ra’oof Nahl.

Simply click here (Part 1) or here (Part 2) to start the tour.   Then  click on any thumbnail-sized image to page through larger versions of all the photos in alphabetical order by Diver name.

You can also take photo tours  of 15 creative Dumpster Diver homes and studios.


So,  join us on any Friday or Saturday night through Nov. 4 from 6-9 pm,  or on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1-5 pm.

Or send an email if you’d like to visit at another time with a class or art group,  and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

17_10_16 6 Dumpster Diver Exhibit DC_4107The pop-up crowd at 1548 E. Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia

Driving in?  Check out the end of our our last blog post for transportation and parking tips on East Passyunk Avenue’s busy restaurant row.


Kate & Dave