Philadelphia Artist Lofts

lofts and studios for rent

The photograph is of the facade of the Warehouse, home of Philadelphia Artist lofts


was one of the first industrial buildings in the Old Kensington / Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia that was converted into artist lofts and studios.

Originally built as a livery stable it housed horses and carriage to service the dairy next door.  The second owners of the Warehouse were manufacturers of wire mesh, founded by the Darby brothers, they traded under the name Pennsylvania Wire Works. Now known as Edward J. Darby Son,the company is still in operation in Philadelphia.

In 1985 the WAREHOUSE was purchased by it's third owner,
Philadelphia based artist Harry Anderson,
/ Instagram link @harry_anderson_art, in order to gain a larger studio.  He planned to rent the unused portion to other artists. The building has been continually occupied by artists and other creative individuals ever since.

In addition to artist studios & live /work spaces, the building has also been used for periodic exhibitions, beginning in May of 1986 when the first MEAT exhibit took place there. Most recently GREEN THEME focused on  art, craft and product created from found and recycled materials & Artist Lofts Creative Community featuring the work of warehouse residents. Anderson's studio is periodically open to the public as part of the Philadelphia open studio tours (POST).