COMMUNITY 2018-10-31T00:34:22+00:00

THE LOOM COMUNNITY

Here you will find links to the growing number of creatives, make sell artisans, craftworkers, small manufactures and other who make up the fabric of the Loom.

paperTHINKtank

A fully equipped hand papermaking studio owned and operated by Nicole Donnelly. Dedicated to providing the finest custom handmade papers to artists, printers, writers, and papyrophiles of the city, we are invested in the slow craft of making paper by hand using sustainable and local resources. paperTHINKtank offers custom and stock handmade papers, classes in hand papermaking, and studio use for artistic collaboration.

La’ren Nicole Hair Boutique

A newly successful fast growing virgin hair distribution company. We offer a variety of services such as extension installments, beauty supplies.

A.V. Rental Services, Inc.

We are an 11 year old, Philadelphia based, full-service equipment rental company. Our inventory consist of everything audio visual, event and meeting equipment, staging and lighting. Our clients include hotels, catering halls, event planners, pharmaceutical companies, schools and universities, theaters and restaurants.

Zakiyah Caldwell

Zakiyah Caldwell is an award winning photographer who is based in the Philadelphia area. She is ranked in the top ten “Best Portrait” category in PHL’s  Philly Hot List  in 2012. Her work has been published in multiple magazines both locally and Internationally. Her company ”The PhotoSalon” specializes in Look Books, Weddings, Portraits, Glam Shots, and Special Events.

www.photosalon4u.com

The Skateboard Academy of Philadelphia

The Skateboard Academy of Philadelphia also offers skateboard workshops, parties, edutainment, and promotions, to appeal to people of all ages and skill level. Contact us today to learn more about our programs.

theskateboardacademy.com

Bowls and Platters

For the last forty years I managed the Community College of Philadelphia Ceramics room. The Ceramics program was part of the larger Art Curriculum which led to a Associates degree in Art.  I am now retired, working and developing my own work in both Terra-Cotta and Porcelain.  I fashion decorative bowls and platters for the corporate office and waiting rooms.

frankgaydos@comcast.net

215-334-2105

Yay Clay

ART STUDIO

ADULT & CHILDREN CLAY CLASSES

KILN RENTAl

GLASS SLUMPING

WORKSHOPS

CUSTOM COMMISSIONED WORKS OF ART

yayclay.com

Professional Photographer Christopher Kadish

Specializing in high quality, essence-capturing headshots.
Also working in candid and portrait family photography and modelling portfolios.
Experience ranges from Broadway and Hollywood actors to business professionals looking for images that put your best look forward.  Photographing both coasts and around the world, Christopher Kadish Photography is a unique, personal experience with images that are proven to stand out.

Passer’s Coffee Roaster

Serving Philadelphia’s finest cup of coffee with a smile has been our goal since 1990. While we are focused (and some might say obsessed) with coffee, our true strength is in the care and attention we give our customers.

We have learned much since serving our first cup. We now personally hand-roast our beans and are constantly evolving. The one thing that remains consistent at Passero’s is our focus on our customers. We take great pride in helping wake up Philadelphia each and every morning with our fun and knowledgable staff and our really great coffee.

Don Stephens Art!

ART IS LIFE, AND CREATIVITY IS IN THE SOUL.

Art Instruction, Paint Parties, Private and Group Instruction and much more! Come check me out on Facebook at

www.facebook.com/deesteezepro

A&S Manufacturing Company

At A&S Manufacturing Company, we do things a little different. For example, when was the last time you heard about a manufacturer that shipped INTO Mexico? Or, has your current supplier offered to open up a consignment warehouse near your facility to reduce your shipping costs and provide “just-in-time” delivery? We do this and so much more every day. For over 25 years we have been focused on satisfying our customers. We provide manufacturing at the highest quality with the quickest turnaround while always looking for innovative improvements. We do this in order to help our customers reduce costs and achieve faster time to market with a guaranteed quality that they know they can trust.  http://www.asmfginc.com

Sacred Vice Brewing Company

An artisan-sized brewery located somewhere between Kensington and Port Richmond. We favor family, friends, and beer consumed now, coveted later.

@sacredvicebrewing

Jen Blazina

Philadelphia artist Jen Blazina’s work represents a sense of holding onto a place in time. Inspired by her grandfather’s photography, she blends surreal imagery and found objects in her cast glass objects. Her work combines her background in photography and printmaking through the use of digital imagery imprinted on cast and re-fabricated objects. This process, she says, allows her to “recast the history of the objects as part of my own current voice.”

Her work is represented by Wexler Gallery in Philadelphia, Koelsch Gallery in Houston, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in Pittsburgh, and Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago.

https://www.jenblazina.com

STAY TRUE PHILADELPHIA

Providing underprivileged, at-risk, students in Philadelphia with the opportunity to develop the tools, skills, and experience necessary to become agents of change through intensive service learning experiences.

https://www.jenblazina.com

Bill Schwarz / SCHWARZ STUDIO / 

The Loom My artistic practice is rooted in the conceptual procedures of the appropriation movement which emerged in NYC in the mid Nineteen Eighties. Since then I have had multiple solo and group exhibiting in New York, San Francisco, Newark, Lucerne and Bucks Co. I have participated In the Philadelphia Open Studio program for the last three years, using the opportunity to showcase new artwork. Schwarz Studio is my design incubation lab and show place for various high modernist models and prototypes including sectional seating, lighting, tiles and modular housing.
schwarzstudio@aol.com