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Old City is an extremely diverse neighborhood of Philadelphia. Occupying the space between from Spring Garden St. to Walnut St. and from N 4th St. to the Delaware River, Old City houses historical landmarks such as Elfreth’s Alley and the Betsy Ross House just blocks away from some of the most contemporary modern art galleries in the city.
One of our favorite Old City galleries is Ruckus Gallery on N 2nd St. right across from Christ Church. Ruckus houses some of the most incredibly intricate and impressive glass art in the country. Ruckus also plays host to some of Philadelphia’s most vibrant street art and cultural events.
If you are looking for another gallery to hit while you’re walking through Old City, or if street art isn't quite your taste, try checking out the cooperative Muse Gallery, a block north of Ruckus. Muse houses equally as contemporary artists as Ruckus, but has a more conservative curation leaning moderately to the side of fine art.
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