Hyatt Centric Hotel in Philadelphia to Celebrate Pride Month with Artist, Craft Market

Pride Month is almost upon us. In June, dozens of Philadelphia businesses will celebrate and support the LGBTQ community.

Hyatt Centric Philadelphia, the Rittenhouse Square hotel that opened in 2020 on the former location of Little Pete’s Diner, will hold its first Pride-themed Maker’s Market on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alexander Ballroom. The event will highlight queer artists from Philadelphia.

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Hyatt Centric will also feature artwork by queer contemporary street artist and muralist Tiff Urquhart in June as part of its “Makers Series”. Urquhart’s work will be on display throughout the hotel. The hotel is organizing an open reception on Thursday 2 June from 6.30 pm to 8 pm where people can view or buy the works of art.

“We are honored to partner with such a tremendously talented stream of LGBTQ+ creators and artists in the Philadelphia area at this first-ever Maker’s Market,” said Daniel Briones, director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Centric. “We couldn’t be happier to see this market come together and we are really looking forward to kicking off the festivities with our June Artist of the Month, Tiff Urquhart.”

Tiff Urquhart Hyatt CentricCourtesy/Tiff Urquhart

Tiff Urquhart, a Philadelphia street artist, will feature her work prominently at Hyatt Centric in June, beginning with a “Meet the Artist” open reception on June 2 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Patchwork Restaurant offers complimentary light bites and pay craft cocktails.

Urquhart has been working as an artist in Philadelphia since moving to the city from Florida after college. Last year, the muralist responded to developers who painted over a mural by LGBTQ activist Gloria Casarez by painting a new one a few blocks away.

In November, Urquhart collaborated with Visit Philadelphia’s “Love and Grit” campaign, painting over empty storefronts hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Urquhart collaborated with Franny Lou’s Porch in Kensington and Girls Auto Clinic in Upper Darby on two mixed-media paintings.

During the open reception, guests are welcome to view the short exhibit and enjoy complimentary snacks from the Patchwork restaurant, as well as pay craft cocktails.

Hyatt Centric Makers MarketCourtesy/Chrisopher Devern

Hyatt Centric will be celebrating Pride Month with its first Pride-themed Maker’s Market on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alexander Ballroom. Artist Tiff Urquhart and several other Philadelphia artists and craftsmen will be on display.

Urquhart’s work will also be featured at the Maker’s Market alongside several LGBTQ-based small businesses. Below is a list of the participating companies, but a few more could be added for the craft market.

TwoCryptids: A queer-owned retailer that sells pins, clothing, totes, and stickers
Hearth remedies: An online pharmacy that sells bath products, skin care and herbal smoke blends
queer candle co.: A strange couple selling soy wax candles
Bleed your heart out of glass: Small batch stained glass
Allegra Pronesti: A non-binary fashion designer who sells unisex clothes
Toxic woman: A transgender, non-binary clothing company
Kenny Field: Handmade ceramic jewelry, bowls and home decor
Elias Gurrola: A queer and inclusive brand of swimwear and intimates for men
Tiff Urquhart: contemporary Philadelphia street artist and muralist

The market is open to the public and free to visit. There will be artwork and craft items for sale.

Pride Month Artist Reception

thursday 2 june
18:30-20:00 | Free
Hyatt Centric Philadelphia
1620 Chancellor St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Pride Month Maker’s Market

Saturday June 18
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Free
Hyatt Centric Philadelphia
1620 Chancellor St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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