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The Magic Gardens
The Magic Gardens
Magical Inspiration
Philadelphia's Magical World Of Mosaics
The Magic Gardens
The Magic Gardens

No photograph can capture this extraordinary art space created by mural artist Isaiah Zagar down at the quiet end of South Street in Philadelphia's Center City—you have to see it to believe it. It's also not easy to describe: an alternate universe? A magical mosaic environment? A creative outsider's brilliant vision? A terrarium of otherworldly folk-art delights? Decide for yourself when you take a self-guided tour of this one-of-a-kind, ever-expanding project. The site includes an immersive outdoor-art installation crafted from found objects and handpainted tiles, as well as indoor galleries. The opening hours vary due to occasional public and private events; make sure to check the online calendar.

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Magical Inspiration
My work team took a morning to get some magical inspiration.
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Philadelphia's Magical World Of Mosaics
This "magic garden" may not have any plants but it is a magical experience to wander the mosaic labyrinth. This extensive mosaic space helped save a neighborhood and create a artistic eclectic district. There are mosaics that spring out of alleges, independent boutique shops, and a diverse selection of food choices around this Magic Garden. It's a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. The Magic Garden is a destination and worthy of exploration.
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The Magic Gardens
While most of Philadelphia’s renaissance centers on reinventing the city as an adult playground of sorts, here’s one place that continues to inspire childlike wonder. On a busy stretch of South Street, Magic Gardens is the life’s work of artist Isaiah Zagar, who began constructing a mosaic mural on an abandoned lot using everything from bicycle spokes and tile remnants to ceramic dishes and glass bottles. Over the years, the mural has grown to encompass a gallery, a workshop space, and nearly half a block of winding passageways that surprise at every turn. In summer months, visitors can bring their own booze to musical performances during the non-profit’s Twilight In the Gardens series.
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1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
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