Manayunk To Take Part in DesignPhiladelphia

Manayunk businesses will host a night of “design for all” on October 3.

Philadelphia, PA Manayunk the home of historic mill buildings ideal for architecture, design, and fashion companies, is proud to announce their partnership with DesignPhiladelphia with the first-ever Manayunk DesignCrawl on October 3! From 5:30–9 p.m., Manayunk businesses will host a variety of design events and open houses, such as a panel event, workshops, live mural painting, and more.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing the design community to Manayunk for a night,” said Megan Douress, Director of Marketing & Events of the Manayunk Development Corporation (MDC). “We have a significant amount of design firms and businesses in the neighborhood already so we’re really happy that we can bring a city-wide initiative here and really showcase what they bring to Philadelphia.”

The night of design will kick off at Kismet Cowork – Manayunk, located at 4230 Main Street, with a panel event titled “Design for the Rest of Us: The Universe of Design Outside of Center City.” Featured panelists include Mary Dougherty, owner of Nicole Miller Philadelphia; Mona Ross Berman, owner of Mona Ross Berman Interiors, Scott Kelly, co-founder and principal-in-charge of Re:Vision Architecture; and Christopher Plant, owner of Kismet Cowork. Guests who register before the panel will receive a virtual swag bag of Manayunk deals.

Many of Manayunk’s businesses will host designer workshops throughout the night. Urbanburb Furniture is having a furniture and cocktails workshop from 5:30-7 PM and Johnny Destructo’s Hero Complex will host 30-minute illustration demonstrations and printing using PROCREATE, an illustration app.

Ongoing events include a live mural painting with Mural Arts Philadelphia at Cresson Street and Shurs Lane, a local maker open house at Pineapple on Main, and a fashion and architecture interactive with Nicole Miller Philadelphia and VSBA Architects and Planners. Jefferson University students will display some of their work when they design the windows at LILA Fashion International, Nicole Miller Philadelphia, Pineapple on Main, and Liberty & Lace Bridal. Many of Manayunks design firms will open their doors to guests for the evening as well, including MNYK Studios, Designblendz, EY Intuitive, Viridian Landscape Studio, and more.

There are over 700 spaces are available in parking lots conveniently located throughout the commercial district.

  • Green Lane between Main Street and Cresson Street
  • Main and Levering Streets
  • Venice Island via Main and Lock Streets
  • Venice Island via Main and Cotton Streets
  • Venice Island via Carson Street (across from Post Office)
  • 4000 Main Street - Night time and weekend parking only
  • Valet parking is available at various locations on Main Street for evening diners and shoppers (after 6pm)

The Manayunk Design Crawl will run from 5:30- 9 PM on Thursday, October 3 at various participating businesses. For event details, visit the MDC website at Contact us at 215-482-9565 or visit the MDC office at 4312 Main Street.

Check out the new episode of Manayunk Mornings to hear more about DesignPhiladelphia.


The Manayunk Development Corporations (MDC) is a nonprofit corporation with both a primary business development mission and a cooperating community development mission. As a business development organization, MDC takes primary responsibility for the management, promotion, and positive business development of the Main Street business district. As a community development corporation, MDC cooperates with other civic and community organizations in the Manayunk area to plan and carry out community programming and physical improvement projects of interest to both businesses and residents in Manayunk.

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