Art Opening: Walk Around Philadelphia – 2023

Friday, May 12

by JJ Tiziou & Walk Around Philadelphia artists
and featuring JJ’s famous lentil soup!

FREE event, donations welcome

Philadelphia is large and contains multitudes.

Since 2016, Walk Around Philadelphia has evolved into a citywide public program that has facilitated the exploration of the city’s furthest (and wildest) reaches for hundreds of Philadelphians ranging in age from 12–94. This exhibit, curated by longtime Studio 34 collaborator JJ Tiziou, features images from the city’s edge created by artists who’ve set out to explore the city’s margins on foot. Come meet some of these artists, see their work, and enjoy a cup of JJ’s famous lentil soup.

Jacques-Jean “JJ” Tiziou is an artist, massage therapist and block captain. Best known for his 85,000-sqft How Philly Moves mural at PHL Int’l Airport (the largest piece of public art in the city, recognized as one of the nation’s best public art projects by Americans for the Arts), you might also recognize his installation of yoga photos that is periodically on display at Studio 34. JJ is also the organizer of Walk Around Philadelphia; he has walked the complete perimeter of Philadelphia eleven times, and invites you to join the growing community of perimeter-walkers in helping make this unique experience of the city more accessible to all.

Note that Studio 34 is:

  • Up one flight of stairs
  • Mask-optional
  • A sober space