About the Philadelphia Salon

The Philadelphia Salon connects local artists to local resources in personal and direct ways. The organization is the brainchild of portrait artist , Caryn Kunkle, who saw a need for a place where locals could gather and hold conversation regarding their art face to face.  At The Philadelphia Salon the subject is CONTEMPORARY ARTS. Once a month Kunkle  hosts a Salon for members of the art world to come have dinner, and afterwards critique artwork that guests bring for sharing with the group. The organization also hosts and curates  pop-up shows that are free to the public and give an average return of 70-80% of sales directly to the artist.  Exhibit space ranges from empty real estate, to private penthouses, to established exhibition designations.

We aim to connect local artists to patrons, resources, and opportunities in personal and direct ways.


Learn more about The Philadelphia Salon at:

 In 2007, Kunkle began hosting The Philadelphia Salon’s monthly meetings in one of Philadelphia’s finest pieces of lost history, the old Baird Mansion on North Broad Street. You are always welcome to attend a Salon dinner, it is held every last Wednesday of the month. Kunkle also gets the word out (FOR FREE) for lots of folks around town about show opportunities, art events, grants, and current exhibitions-

To pass along FREE INFO contact us:  ThePhiladelphiaSalon@gmail.com

or call: (267) 519-2975

Follow shows on twitter at:  http://www.twitter.com/PhillyArtists

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Caryn, I am sorry I missed the Salon last night, especially after you were so kind as to call me. I will try and make the next one. But, I just wanted to let you know; I am a professional artist, http://www.dwr2.com, I have lived in our neighborhood for a long time. I there is any help I could be with the new arts projects, please give a call. Peace, Douglas

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