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Opening: Stargarden

  • Era Contemporary Pop-Up 704 Catharine Street Philadelphia, PA, 19147 United States (map)

Tryst is a romance of art and sound. Tryst will consist of both an art exhibition curated by Jessica Libor of Era Contemporary and a musical exhibition curated by an eclectic handful of Philadelphia and Brookyn's finest underground talent.

Tryst's art exhibit is themed "Stargarden." Artwork will scope the majesty of the cosmos against the vantage of Earthly nature, invoking both the astronomical and the mystic. The exhibit will be soundtracked with live Jazz.

Tryst's musical exhibit will feature the following artists:

Ben Arsenal
Whether he's producing Philadelphia's musicians from Elevate Sound Studios, on stage with his 8-piece band Worldtown SoundSystem, or bringing his distinct sound to dancefloors as a DJ, Ben Arsenal is a pillar of Philadelphia's music scene and a powerful musical unifier.

Jay Hill - Music 
A Philadelphia icon, Jay Hill bridges the worlds of underground House and Techno. Whether it's driving, dark warehouse techno or soulful, East-coast house music, Jay is well regarded for her captivating, nostalgic performances and her rapturous storytelling prowess.

Keegan Tawa
A Jazz saxophonist and computer engineer, Tawa has been immersed in both music and electronics his entire life. Tawa combines a powerful and eclectic blend of original songwriting, focused production, real-time analog synthesis and aggressive, live saxophony to deliver a unique, engaging and unforgettable performance.

One of Mixmag's top 20 rising underground artists, Marite storms down from Brooklyn to deliver one of her characteristically high energy performances with an infectious cocktail of modal house, precision mixing, atonal techno and unforgettable presence.

Admission: $5 before 10PM; $10 after 10PM

If you are a visual artist interested in submitting to Stargarden, visit or email

Earlier Event: September 1
Opening: Wind Challenge 1