25 Degrees: Networking Night Photos

CRED Philly and SFX successfully hosted their first ever youth networking night, 25 Degrees, last Wednesday–More photos to come!

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, 2/23: THE JAM SESSION II 
Join us as Tune Up Philly and CRED Philly host their second Jam Session! Bring your own instrument, borrow ours or just swing by and treat your ears as some seriously-talented youth play some tunes.

Learn more about Tune Up Philly on their site: http://tuneupphilly.wordpress.com/

FREE & FUN for All Ages!

Salon Jam led by Paul Smith
Saturday 2/23
5-7 PM
CRED OnSite: 325 South Street

Let us know you’re coming by your RSVP on Facebook 

Join us as CRED Philly and social entrepreneur, Paul “S.Frosty” Jackson host their first youth networking event–complete with art-making, live performances, music and special guests!

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and mingle with other young artists, writers, poets and creatives.

Open to ALL AGES
$5 Suggested Donation
Beverages for Artists 21+

Wednesday, 3/6
6-10 PM
CRED OnSite: 325 South Street
All proceeds support “The META”
Presented by: SFX (S.Frosty Networx)

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The deadline to submit work to CRED Philly: Issue 4 has been extended until this Friday, 2/15. Keep submitting and telling your friends!

Submit your work here.


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The Dream Studio: MLK Day

Young students learned the basics of animation while taking inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech. Each student discovered and shared their dreams about their lives, schools, families and country. Stay tuned for a video of their animations!

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The JAM SESSION with Tune Up Philly

Come hang out with some of Philly’s finest young musicians! Bring your own interment, borrow one of ours or just enjoy the ambiance!

CRED OnSite, 325 South Street
Friday 1/17 6-8 PM



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THE DREAM STUDIO: Saturday, CRED OnSite 1-4 PM

What are your dreams for the future?

World peace?

Better food in your school lunch?

An exciting career as a real-life superhero?

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech was an inspiration to millions of people around the world. Help celebrate his legacy by sharing your own hopes and aspirations in writing, then learn how to translate your favorites into a short animation sequence that will be used in a collaborative film project!

This workshop is being produced in collaboration with The Village of Arts and Humanities, Spells Writing Lab and CRED Philly.

Saturday,  January 19th
1:00–4:00 p.m.
CRED OnSite, 325 South Street
Taught by Spells Writing Lab and CRED Magazine
For ages 7–13




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CRED Philly: Issue  3 is officially on the streets of Philly! Check out our “Get CRED” tab to get your hands on an issue. Send us your feedback at CRED@villagearts.org. We’d love to hear from you!


CRED Magazine: Facebook!

CRED Magazine now has its own Facebook page!

Like it. Love it. Share it.

Stay tuned for information on Issue 3, on stands in less than 2 weeks!

August 4th Friday: Make Something

This past Friday at CRED OnSite we held our second 4th Friday Arts on South event. People who came in contributed to collaborative collage and drawing pieces and participated in CRED artist Nate Harris’s printmaking demo. Local Philly DJ Rtodaizza provided the music, resulting in several people busting some moves on the dance floor. Check out the pictures below!


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CRED Philly Hosts Khemist’s Bad Rap Panel

Philadelphia Hip Hop fans and artists flooded CRED OnSite last night to hold an open discussion of current hip hop culture and it’s future. The panel, hosted by Philly’s own Khemist, featured DJ A-RUN, Dilemma, BLACK ICE, and DJ AKtive.



We’ve finally finished setting up CRED OnSite gallery & workspace! Come by 325 South St. to check out the space and the artwork for sale. We’re open from 3PM-8PM, Wednesday-Sunday.

Here are a few teaser pictures of what you can expect when you stop by:




So bring your friends and we’ll see you there!



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Designing CRED OnSite (In-Progress): 325 South St.

Hello! Check out what we’ve done thus far in our new CRED workspace/store/gallery.

A work in progress 

Make It Cheap

–As promised, here are the instructions to the suggested projects on the Make it Cheap page in CRED Philly: Issue 2. Enjoy!

How to make an eco-friendly bathmat from Curbly:

Photo: Fine Craft Guild

How to make a salvaged wooden headboard from Design*Sponge:

Photo from Design*Sponge

How to make your own rubber stamp from Apartment Therapy (suggested way) + and an alternate way from The Sweetest Occasion:

1) Apartment Therapy

Photo from Apartment Therapy

2) The Sweetest Occasion

Photo from The Sweetest Occasion

How to make a fabric chandelier from Inspired by Lovely blog:

Photo from Inspired by Lovely

p.s. Another suggestion to make this project would be using sheets on fabric rather than strips, like so:

Photo from 100 Layer Cake

How to make a thin banded ring out of sheet metal from eHow Style:

Photo from Elephantine

As always, keep being creative!


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Advertise in CRED Philly: Issue 2

Within two days of CRED Philly: Issue One hitting the streets, copies vanished from cafes, schools, bookstores—from all 95 locations. Message received: Philly loves CRED Philly. 

Now it’s your turn to show Young Philly some love by advertising your business or service in CRED Philly. (You’ll be showing yourself some love too.)

+ Get detailed info or download the media kit here.


Don’t miss your chance to have your work published in Philly’s top
arts and culture magazine built by and built for young Philly.
Get the skinny on submitting here.