Streets Dept

is creating artist chats, curated experiences, an annual magazine, and more

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Fans

$5
per month
Third Thursday Tonight: livestream "talk show" with artists.
Local Tourist: monthly photo guide to cool spots around Philly.
Philly Art Histories: the hidden stories behind iconic art.
Newsletter: Mural Maps, Gallery Highlights, personal updates.
More info about all benefits in the About section below!
  • Third Thursday Tonight
  • Local Tourist column
  • Philly Art Histories column
  • Newsletter

Friends

$10
per month
Year-end SD Magazine: annual snapshot of Philly's street art scene with three new artist interviews.
Behind-the-scenes posts: peek at stuff we're working on.
Plus everything in the Fans tier!
More info about all benefits in the About section below!
  • Year-end SD Magazine (after 3 months as a Patron)
  • Behind-the-scenes posts
  • Third Thursday Tonight
  • Local Tourist column
  • Philly Art Histories column
  • Newsletter

Family

Limited (2 remaining)
$35
per month
Monthly Streets Dept Excursions: you and a +1 on a group tour, studio visit, exhibition preview, photo walk... tell us what you're into! (Philly area only.) This month, two PMA curators will guide us through New Grit, on display in the newly opened contemporary art wing!
Thank you shout-outs: your name in a special thank you section of the newsletter and the magazine.
Plus everything in the Fans and Friends tiers
More info about all benefits in the About section below!
  • Streets Dept Excursions
  • Thank you shout-outs
  • Year-end SD Magazine (after 3 months as a Patron)
  • Behind-the-scenes posts
  • Third Thursday Tonight
  • Local Tourist column
  • Philly Art Histories column
  • Newsletter

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patrons

About Streets Dept

In 2021, Streets Dept marked 10 years of celebrating art in the public space. Now, through our Patreon membership program, you can join us as we continue to explore all that Philly has to offer! Becoming a member of our Patreon means supporting the work of Streets Dept—which means exciting new content for you every month! And part of your membership pays the artists that we feature on livestreams and in the annual magazine. Thank you so much for all of your love. It really keeps us going.
—Conrad Benner and Eric Dale

Details about the benefits of our three membership tiers is below! To see what we're up to this month, find the big pink Benefits Calendar in the posts section, also below.

$5/mo Tier (Fans)

Thank you for your support! As a Fan of Streets Dept, you'll receive:

  • Third Thursday Tonight: join Conrad, Eric, and two artists for a new kind of virtual talk show: a freewheeling happy hour chat about art, politics, and life, incorporating your questions. Livestreamed on Zoom on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.
  • our monthly Local Tourist column: play tour guide to your friends and family with this exclusive photo guide to cool spots in and around Philly. From historic public spaces to new attractions, from hidden gems to beloved icons, from nature hikes to whole-neighborhood guides, we curate somewhere awesome for you to check out each month. Sometimes we also share a map or some photography tips! You can help us decide where to explore by voting on locations each month. Published in the second week of every month.
  • our monthly Philly Art Histories column: learn some art history as we uncover the hidden stories behind some of Philly's most iconic pieces of public art. How did the Percent for Art program get started? Who is behind the Leaning Tower of Pisa bollard just off of South Street? Why are there so many giant sculptures of everyday objects in Center City? We aim to find out.
  • our monthly patron-only email newsletter: each month, your inbox will get:
    • A Word From Us—short personal update from Conrad and Eric
    • Gallery Highlights—short list of gallery exhibitions to check out
    • Mural Maps—self-guided, half-hour art walks curated on a handy map
    • Can't-Miss Posts—roundup of recent blog posts on StreetsDept.com with additional thoughts or commentary
    • Published in the first week of every month.

$10/mo Tier (Friends)

Wow, we're so grateful for you! As a Friend of Streets Dept, you'll receive:

  • everything in the Fans tier: does exactly what it says on the tin.
  • the Year-end Streets Dept Magazine: review the works of three consequential street artists from the past year in this printed, 8.5x11 magazine! With previously unpublished photos, new artist conversations, and additional commentary, this collectible mag takes an annual snapshot of Philly's street art scene. Published annually in December.
    • the crunchy logistics: to receive this benefit, you must be a Friends-level patron for three consecutive months. Patrons who join this tier beginning any time between January and March (meaning their third month will fall between March and May) will receive the prior year's magazine; those who join after March 31st will not receive a magazine until December of that year. If you become a Friends level member for any three consecutive months, you will receive a magazine, even if you are no longer a member when the magazine is published.
  • a monthly behind-the-scenes post: peek at what Conrad and Eric are working on. This might be a walkthrough of the photo-editing process, a discussion of future Patreon content, an anecdote from our personal life, or other projects we have underway. Released in the fourth week of every month.

$35/mo Tier (Family)

Dang, y'all! We love you! As the Family of Streets Dept, you'll receive:

  • everything in the Fans and Friends tiers
  • monthly Streets Dept Excursions: meet up with Conrad and Eric from 10 to noon every fourth Saturday for a tour, exhibition preview, studio visit, photo walk... we'll give you the opportunity to tell us what you're into. Each patron can bring a +1 and up to two children under the age of 12!
    • Masks will be required on all Excursions until further notice.
    • We aim to make Excursions as accessible as possible, but some will be more accessible than others. If this is a concern for you, please contact us so we can accommodate your needs.
  • thank you shout-outs: look for your name in a special thank you section of the patron-only newsletter and the annual Streets Dept Magazine. We really appreciate your support! Please let us know if you would not like your name to be displayed.

Finally, there's the benefit you get at any level of membership: that warm fuzzy feeling of supporting the blog and Instagram account you've come to love. <3
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 10 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 10 exclusive posts
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