Sunday, August 21, 2011

KIDD-OFFKA interactive art show

3rd Annual Portside's Summer Camp

Interactive Arts Show!

First Friday September 2nd 2011, 6PM at

VWVOFFKA will be showing the work of 30 children who participated in the Portside Arts Center’s 2011 summer camp. Through out the 6-week program the Portside instilled upon these little minds many different arts & craft techniques using mostly found/recycled materials. From building a small scale replica of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge out of recycled bottles and cardboard to their individual paintings, drawings and sculptures, these children worked very hard on their projects in anticipation of this final showing. The Portside incorporated character-building workshops alongside of the arts & crafts to build the campers self-esteem & confidence, so come to VWVOFFKA and see all of the Portsider’s hard work

and dedication to the arts!

Monday, June 27, 2011


Join us for a fine evening of provocative word exchange. We will be hosting a potluck as well, so please bring some cupcakes or other hors d'oeuvres. Merci!

RSVP here

Thursday, June 2, 2011

06.03.2011 VINTAGE POP-UP SHOP hosted by Sincerely, Thompson

On First Friday, June 3rd, 2011 we will be hosting a pop-up shop curated by Sincerely, Thompson. The gallery will be transformed into a contemporary store space for the vintage connoisseur and bargain hunter. Please stop by to see the new space, just two blocks north of the bubble, and pick up some fashionable wares.

Press Release:

Vintage retailer Sincerely, Thompson will host a pop-up shop at the Vvwoffka Gallery in Fishtown for June’s First Friday. The Frankford Avenue gallery will be transformed into a conceptual vintage store for one night only. The pop-up will be in the vein of a gallery exhibition, creating displays assembled from antique furniture and natural elements.

Sincerely, Thompson is the project of Bridget Thompson, who spends her time in search of interesting pieces at thrift stores and antique markets. Items will include retro house wares and handpicked vintage clothing ranging from the 50’s to the 90’s. Fifties leather handbags and nineties high-waisted shorts will be a few of the highlighted items. The event takes place on June 3rd from 7-10PM at 2311 Frankford Avenue and will include refreshments and music.


Sunday, April 10, 2011


"Carnivale de Arcanum" - explore the intricacies of the subconscious mode manifest through tarot, sculpture, painting, and gypsy vibrations. Then soothe your pysche with herbal brews and muscle relaxations. Join us in therapeutic revelry, massage your mind and body.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

03.19.2011 1-Year Anniversary: VWVOFFKA ALL DAY FUNDRAISER

As you all may well know we have moved to a new address, 2 blocks north from our old location, at 2311 Frankford Avenue. March is a month of rebirth and the new storefront needs a lot of work including new floor, new lighting, new drywalling, a new paint job, and a lot more. To recoup some of these expenses we are holding a community-based fundraiser on Saturday, March 19th, 2011 starting at 2pm.

Come join us for a full day of artful moments and nostalgic memories as we celebrate our 1-year anniversary.

Here is a list of activities you can look forward to:
Doors open at 2pm.

There will be multiple vendors selling their wares, crafts, zines, comics, jewelry, food items, and other various items from the local art community. Currently we have room for up to 10 vendors. Each table costs $10 for all day. If interested please email for more information.

Face painting for the kids and adults for only $3. Our painters can make you a tiger, or a lion, or just plain far-out.

Live wall painting of our Exquisite Corpse leading to the Dream Oven.

Sam Cusumano's noise-bent toys will return in a new static installation throughout the gallery space.

50/50 Raffle tickets will be sold for various grab bags and other great art-filled prizes to go home with.

With weather permitting we will have an all day BBQ in our backyard with hot dogs, burgers, veggie burgers, and assorted toppings, as well as various refreshments.

Doors to the Dream Oven (in the basement of VWVOFFKA) will open and live music will commence, featuring members of the VWVOFFKA family and friends including Birds of Maya, Party Photographers, Petal Shield, Lagomasino/Fishkin, and The Soft Sea, DJing between sets.
Here is a link to the show event page:
Doors at 7pm.
Cost: $3-5 sliding scale, donation based.

All funds earned will go directly into rehabilitating the new store front space. Please stop by if you'd like to help out or even if you would like to just check out the new space. This takes place two days before the first day of spring, so hopefully we can look forward to warm weather and a nice full day well spent together. See you then!

If you'd like more information, or have an idea to help fundraise, please send an email to Thanks so much!