Credited to “PW staff.” From philadelphiaweekly.com
The newly christened Underground Arts space in the Wolf Building on Callowhill is hardly a new idea. Philly is blessed with countless alternative, even illegal, venues that cater to the up-and-coming, the avant-garde and the experimental in art, but, combine that with multiple craft beer taps and youâ€™ve got a full-on Philadelphia boner. The 12,000-square-foot space contains a theater with stadium seating, an open stage area for the intimate, beatnik fare and a giant bar with room for hundreds to danceâ€”and itâ€™s not even finished being built yet! The mission statement of the placeâ€”â€œTo provide an outlet for … struggling artists to have their voices heard … and be able to make their livings from their artâ€â€”makes us want to throw our arms around the whole place and squeeze. In the future, they plan on hosting exhibitions by sculptors, installation artists, videographers and the like in a full-on gallery space. As long as they keep pouring the frosty cold stuff, weâ€™ll show up.
Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. undergroundarts.org