StreetsDept.com is a Philly-based photo-blog founded by Conrad Benner in January 2011 that documents and celebrates street art, graffiti, and urban exploration in and around the City of Philadelphia.
#StreetsDeptTurns5 is a show aimed at celebrating artists in Philadelphia who put their work up on the streets, as well as the 5th anniversary of StreetsDept.com. To do so, Conrad has asked 10 of his favorite inspiring artists that he’s documented over the last 5 years to show together at Paradigm Gallery + Studio on January 22nd.
Over the years StreetsDept.com and its corresponding Instagram handle @StreetsDept have received many accolades, including being named one of the ‘Best Blogs for Travellers’ by The Guardian (2013), and being highlighted by Mashable (2015), Instagram (2014 and ‘15), Time Magazine (2011), and the Encyclopedia Britannica (2012), to name a few. Conrad himself received the 2011 Philadelphia Geek Award for ‘Geek Culture Journalism,’ and was named the city’s ‘Best Art Curator’ in 2014 by Philadelphia Magazine.
The artists range from muralists, to wheatpasters, to sticker artists, to yarnbombers, sign artists, and more. Participating artists include: Nosego, Kid Hazo, Old Broads, Ishknits, Joe Boruchow, Bines, Harlequinade, CERA, Amberella and NDA.
Opening Reception will be Friday, January 22, 2015 • 5:30pm – 10:00pm and exhibition hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays • 12:00pm – 6:00pm located at Paradigm Gallery + Studio / 746 S. 4th Street. www.paradigmarts.org