Philadelphia's 3 favorite art galleries (that won't break the bank)

Mural Arts Philadelphia | Photo: Porsche C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 09, 2019.

Wondering where to find the best art galleries near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable art galleries in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

1. Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Photo: Philadelphia's Magic Gardens/Yelp

Topping the list is Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Located at 1020 South St. in Bella Vista, the art gallery, venue and community service/non-profit spot is the highest-rated inexpensive art gallery in Philadelphia, boasting 4.5 stars out of 515 reviews on Yelp. 

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens is one of mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar's most well known art pieces, and one of the city's most popular tourist attractions, according to Curbed Philly. This gallery offers guided tours and exhibitions. 

2. Philamoca

Photo: harpua s./Yelp

Next up is West Poplar's PhilaMOCA, situated at 531 N. 12th St. With 4.5 stars out of 19 reviews on Yelp, the art gallery has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. 

This spot was awarded Best Performance Venue in the 2013 Best of Philly awards by Philly Mag. PhilaMOCA hosts more than 250 events per year focusing on music, film, art and fashion, according to its website. 

3. Mural Arts Philadelphia

Photo: xinting y./Yelp

Spring Garden's Mural Arts Philadelphia, located at 128 N. Broad St., Mural Arts at The Gallery, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable art gallery and tour spot four stars out of 27 reviews.

Mural Arts Philadelphia recently launched a new program called Color Me Back, which provides work opportunities for the city's homeless population. Expect to also find public and private mural tours, along with lectures and workshops  in art and photography, according to its website. 

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