Guided Tours

Trolley Tour, POST, CFEVA, Old City

Custom Guided Tours of Visual Artist Studios

Trolley Tours featuring local artists in their own studio spaces can be arranged at any time of year. Tours can be curated to include specific media (painting, sculpture, etc.), preferred styles (contemporary, traditional, etc.), or to highlight a particular geographic area.

Tours provide a curated studio experience and highlight some of the most talented visual artists in the region. During a Custom Trolley Tour, you will see the creative process unfold, interact with emerging and established professional artists, and participate in the excitement of Philadelphia’s renowned visual arts community during its peak season.

Highlights & Details

  • Convenient and comfortable door-to-door service
  • Tour guides with “insider” knowledge of the Philadelphia art scene
  • Tour kits provided for all guests
  • Snacks provided en-route and gallery reception with wine and refreshments at the conclusion of each Tour
  • Tours feature local artists in their own studio spaces and can be curated to include specific media (painting, sculpture, etc), preferred styles (contemporary, traditional, etc), or a particular geographic area (within the city limits of Philadelphia).
  • Trolley tours are available year-round, generally run 3-4 hours and include 4 stops.

For more information and pricing

Contact Nancy Post at 215-546-7775 x13 or [email protected]  


Go Behind-the-Scenes in Artist Studios
with the 2016 Guided Trolley Tours 

Sunday, October 9 from 1 - 5pm: Select studios West of Broad Street
Sunday, Ocotber 23 from 1-5pm: Select studios East of Broad Street

More information coming soon...

Save your seat for an exclusive CFEVA curated tour of select artists studios and artist work spaces.
Cost: $40 per seat - advance reservations are required

Guided Trolley Tours are available for visitors who want to experience the best of the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours and learn more about select artists and neighborhoods in a group tour setting with easy access and transportation provided. Guided Studio Tours for both East and West weekends will be offered through The Center for Emerging Visual Artists on Sunday, October 4 and Sunday, October 18. Check-in is at 12:45 and Trolley Tours depart at 1pm from the CFEVA Gallery, 237 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Tickets are available for $40 per seat and advance reservations are required. Please contact 215-546-7775 x 13 or [email protected] For more information about the Guided Trolley Tours, click here.