Elixr's Art Program is a public art initiative housed within an independent coffee shop.
Since 2012, Elixr has uplifted the work of local, national, and international artists and artisans, commissioning over 50 new works to date. This award-winning program features rotating exhibitions and events by early and mid-career artists working in sculpture, painting, design, poetry, culinary arts, and performance.
The program recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with the Heart on Your Sleeve exhibition – a winter-long public art and poetry initiative bringing together Philadelphia poets, artists, and designers to co-create compassionate works that appeared on insulated take-out coffee sleeves and in public artworks at Elixr Coffee. The project was co-curated by Molly B. Gross and made possible with the Poetry Project's support.
Below is a subset of projects from the last ten years.