If you are an artist looking to participate in Second Saturdays in the future, find the attached application here

Email any questions or concerns to pdawson@chestnuthillpa.com

The arts come alive at Chestnut Hill’s newest event series—Second Saturdays!  In the safe and walkable environment of the Germantown Avenue commercial district, visitors can explore the works of dozens of visiting regional artists—from highly sought-after professionals to emerging talents—and view the newest exhibitions at Chestnut Hill’s own art galleries.  With live music, shop and restaurant specials, and family-friendly activities, Second Saturdays give serious art enthusiasts and casual spectators alike plenty of reasons to spend a day in Chestnut Hill.

Dates:             November 13, 2021

Time:               12:00pm to 6:00pm

Location:         7600 to 8600 blocks of Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Chestnut Hill Business Association Member Art Galleries, Framing, and Art Supplies: 

  • Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery & Frame Shop:
    • “Signs of Life” – New Paintings from Philadelphia legend and PAFA superstar, impressionist Phil Cohn, 97 years young and still painting!  Visit Borrelli’s on Saturdays 11 – 4 to take a good look at these slice of life gems. Or call for a private appointment during the week.


Bruce Metcalf- Conditions of Ornament
Internationally exhibited, Metcalf has been a leading figure in the Studio Art Jewelry movement for more than 4 decades. An influential teacher, artist, writer, and critical thinker, Metcalf has pushed the boundaries of art jewelry. This exhibition brings into question how design, more specifically studio art jewelry, has evolved in recent years, to a place where beauty is no longer valued carrying a negative association.  The November 13 Second Saturday will feature a casual conversation with Bruce Metcalf from 3-6pm.

Karin Birch “A Way Home”
On view in the mezzanine gallery. A master of the art of embroidery, Karin is known for her modern approach to a classically traditional art form. Long associated with parlor art, Birch applies her mesmerizing array of unique stitching, mottling string colors, and bead embellishments onto raw linen painted and printed with fragment shapes, glimpses of memory, often melancholy,  yet electrified with bursts of brilliant colors, reflective mark-making, and glimmering glass seed beads. Her compositions are sublime and poetic; abstract yet narrative, evoking people, places, time, and memory.

  • Tasco Art Salon
    • 10% off masks
    • Outside make & take craft for first 10 kids from 2-3:30pm

Guest Artists | 

Guest Artists exhibiting works for sale on the Avenue include:

  • Jean Broden
  • Nate Hirshbock
  • Rebecca Jane Hoenig
  • Amy Masterman
  • Joanne Cannon
  • Lynn Seeney
  • Eve Hoyt
  • Robert Moore
  • Tom Conway
  • Ben Brown
  • Amy Masterman
  • Rachel Logan
  • Venessa Jay
  • Erika Richards

Special Attractions

  • Art & Craft Group Show curated by Erika Richards
  • Mini Museum (8225 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118) Come see the newest MINI Museum exhibit at 8225 Germantown Ave and join the Education Department in creating miniature artworks that will be added to the museums permanent collection. Artists of all ages and backgrounds are welcome! For more info visit www.minimuseumphilly.com

Kids & Family Activities

  • AR Workshop (8607 Germantown Avenue) is excited to offer a hands-on outdoor DIY Workshop experience, where you can create wood signs, canvas pillows, wall hangings, framed signs, wood boxes, lazy Susan’s and more!

Entertainment Live music on the Avenue |

  • Mary Roth 8419 Germantown Ave, Mary Roth is a Singer/Songwriter/Educator/Radio Host who performs music from a wide and broad spectrum. Venues have included large festivals to intimate cafes. She has provided seasonal music with her Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer for Chestnut Hill 2018 Holiday House Tour as well as The Philadelphia Flower Show, Fonthill Castle and many additional venues. She has taught the non credit course “How to Play the Mountain Dulcimer” at Montgomery County Community College in Bluebell, Pa

  • Philly’s Casual Fantastic mixes up a musical brew of original rock n roll, parlor pop, and country noir. The band features songwriter Josh McIlvain on guitar and vocals with Nikitas Menotiades on stand up drums (with an old suitcase for the bass drum) and backing vocals. Together they add theatricality and humor to their bare-bones brand of music making. Listen to their 2021 debut album on Spotify at High Voltage Fever Dream.

  • Play it Forward 8235 Germantown Avenue, PLAY IT FORWARD is a dynamic music group created by Dave Cohen and Anne-Marie Forde. They perform an eclectic set list of rock, pop, folk, Celtic, blues and much more from the ‘60s through today. We are a charismatic group that takes its cues from the crowd. Play it Forward engages the audience and holds their interest.

More CHBA Member Events & Specials:

Food & Drink | Bring your appetite and sample Chestnut Hill’s delicious dining scene!  Options include:

Thank you to our sponsors!