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El Mercado Cultural x Walls for Justice

Join El Mercado Cultural and Walls for Justice at Cherry Street Pier! Shop vendors, eat food, enjoy live performances, and more. Learn more.



About El Mercado Cultural

El Mercado Cultural is a Fleisher initiative focused on contributing creative and marketing resources to new merchants, restaurant owners, and market vendors completely free of charge. From product and food photography to digital marketing and branding, Fleisher’s intent is to capture the natural intersection between art and commerce by providing workshops, discussions, and classes for participants of the program.

El Mercado Cultural is made possible with funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts.


About Walls for Justice

Walls for Justice began painting unifying social justice messages on plywood boards that covered up the storefront windows, during the civil unrest and nationwide protests of 2020. Passersby wanted to help paint. Stores asked for messages of support for the community. Media shared our messages. Instead of anger and despair, our words, our art, became a symbol of hope.

Today businesses continue to support social change. Artists want to utilize their talent. Marginalized people want to feel empowered. Walls for Justice continues to be a catalyst bringing all three together. We work in public spaces, schools, museums and partner with businesses to hire local artists to push the future forward by creating positive change through art. What change will you make to contribute to our world?