Artists Along Riverfront North

The past few years we’ve been working closely with a variety of artists to bring to life the stories and beauty of the trails and parks of Riverfront North. Take a look at some of the work they’ve been doing to highlight the nature and humanity of our urban green spaces along the Delaware River.

Lisa Kelley

Lisa is a Philadelphia based artist who works in a variety of formats. The common thread throughout the work is: typography, words, stories and color. She was selected by Mural Arts Philadelphia/Tacony LAB and Riverfront North Partnership as a 2023 Artist in Residence, concentrating her project on the riverfront trails and parks in the Tacony section, and exploring the intersection of those spaces with the indigenous history of the land.

Meet Lisa

Aislinn Pentecost-Farren

We are thankful to have worked with Philadelphia artist Aislinn Pentecost-Farren on multiple multi-year projects that highlighted and promoted the rich history and fabric of everyday life of the neighborhoods surrounding the Riverfront North park and trail system.

Visit Aislinn’s “Bridesburg River Ways” Video History Project. 

Learn about Aislinn’s inventive Pizza Box Project Here

“Take Us To The River”, a collaboration with Frankford Friends

Billy Dufala

Billy is an artist with RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency), located along the northern portion of Riverfront North. Billy helped us create a world of nature by building a temporary nature-based play space at Bridesburg Recreation Center in 2021.

See Billy’s work at our UnOrthodox project page.

Jaime Alvarez

Jaime is a photographer that worked with us in the summer of 2021 profiling the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia and the riverfront space that will become Bridesburg Riverfront Park.

See Jaime’s Bridesburg Project

Rebecca Schultz

Rebecca is an artist working through us via a collaboration with the Tacony Arts Lab. Through environmental education and hands-on arts activities, Rebecca allows participants to gain a greater understanding of the riverfront ecosystems along the Delaware River.

Learn more about Rebecca’s Project in Tacony

Ken Johnston

Ken collaborated with us in Winter 2022 to highlight the stories of the Underground Railroad in the Frankford section of Philadelphia and along the Delaware River.

See Ken’s project here.