Development Opportunity at Globe

Globe Dye Works has 18,000 square feet of undeveloped space left and is seeking potential tenants. This consists of two warehouse floors both 9,000 square feet, both with freight elevator access. We will build out these spaces to suit the needs of the individual or group interested.

Please contact us at or call or text 609-592-2040 for more information and to schedule a tour.

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Studio Available September 1st

2,000 square foot studio space available at $1,600 per month plus utilities. There is a dark room built into the space, ideal for photographers and screen printers.
Tons of natural light and big enough to share. Contact, call or text 609-592-2040 for more information and to schedule a tour.

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HUGE Space Available at Globe!

Available as soon as October 1st!

Our fourth floor gigantic studio is 6,500 square feet and has natural light in every direction. There is a beautiful kitchen and bathroom with private freight elevator access directly in unit.

This space could be converted into a live/work space but is purely commercial as is. If you are interested in living here and want to work with us to make this happen, please contact us.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please email or call or text 609-592-2040.

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New Live/Work Spaces available March/April

Two more live/work spaces will be ready in March/April. No photos yet, but if you know anyone who’s interested, please have them contact Globe. The two recently completed live/work spaces and the one studio upstairs rented pretty quickly, and of the four we’re building now a live/work and a studio are already rented.

Finally, spaces available at Globe Dye

Two live/work spaces now available. A brand new 775SF studio with loft: and a 2400SF studio with separate apartment:

In March, a big fabrication space (5650SF) will be available. Single story. Street level, concrete floor, drive-in access from Torresdale Avenue with 12’W x 10’H roll-up door. Work Space is heated, Office (550SF)has heat and AC, and full bathroom with tub/shower. Electric service is 3-phase 120/208V.

Also in March, two more brand new live/work studios will be available.

Contact us!

Pope Up: Pope-inspired art at Globe Dye Works

Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26

Reception: Sunday, September 20, Noon – 5:00 pm

Just in time for the Pope’s visit, and part of this year’s Fringe Festival, Philadelphia Sculptors will present “Pope Up,” an exhibition of 2D and 3D works centered around all things “Popish.” From the traditional to the offbeat and humorous, the show will present contemporary artists’ approaches to religion and its meanings and interpretations.  The exhibition is free and will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, September 5 and 6, 12 and 13,  19 and 20, and Saturday, Sept. 26. Hours are noon – 5:00 pm. Public reception Sunday, September 20, noon – 5:00 pm.

The inspiration of Globe Dye Works’ partner Charlie Abdo, “Pope Up” draws in artists of all backgrounds and viewpoints. Handling religion isn’t for the faint of heart and the “Pope Up” artists spare no brushstroke, chisel, or technological device to skewer, applaud, and sometimes make us question what we believe in.

Artist Rachel Citrino, a self-identified ex-Catholic, explains her inspiration for her photographs “Nope” and “Pope.”

“When I was a Catholic, we waited to see what color the smoke would be. When it was black it meant that God had not yet chosen His representative on earth. I had no idea that there were chemicals added to the burning fire or campaigns and voting going on. I really thought something mystical was taking place.”

Holly Smith acknowledges some of the positive doctrinal changes implemented by Pope Francis in her “Nun of Your Business.”  Although it appears to be a scowling depiction of a nun looking through binoculars, she states that,

“It is encouraging that the Catholic church has turned its primary focus on the poor and the environment, and is making a slow shift away from what people are doing in the privacy of their bedrooms.”

Other artists questioning the role and power of the Church include George Lorio and Stephanie Kirk. Lorio’s “His Church” is a golden church placed on top of an unstable stack of dominoes. Kirk delights in photographing the changing messages on church signs, from the straightforward to the ironic, using them as elements in her art. One sign shows just the sole letter “M”  – perhaps a reference to McDonald’ as a new world religion?

Artists whose styles and messages are more traditional include Patick Cabry, whose belief in Catholicism helped him find “the true form within” in his carved marble representation of Pope Francis. In “Via Crucis,” Virginia Maksymowicz uses fragmented figures to portray the Stations of the Cross, encouraging visitors to question what constitutes religious belief and how it relates to the institutions that lay claim to it.

A number of the artists use feminism as the lens with which to view their work. Kathleen Vaccaro’s painting “David Was a Woman” presents a gender ambiguous image of David from the shoulders down. Sarah Barr uses video and documentary photographs to revisit the absence of women in the images shown in the journalistic coverage of the Church in the 1970’s. A recording of a song composed by Betsy Alexander for the Pope’s visit, “Help Us Mary,” adds an inspiring audio component.

Visitors to “Pope Up” will also be encouraged to browse the “Pop Up” Store. Stocked with Deanna McLaughlin’s POPEular products Pope Tote, Pope-ourri, Pope Soap, Guiding Light Candle, Pope-corn, and Pope-cicle, these items will make perfect gifts and snacks for the POPElic.

Other artists in the show are:  Clifford Bailey,  Ellen Benson, Neil Benson, Jacintha Clark,  Cheryl Harper,  Harold Kalmus, Ann Keech, Sarah Legrow, Jennifer Lipman-Bartel, Joan Menapace,  Lisa Nanni,  Andrew Purvis,  Lou Serna,  Simone Spicer,  and Georgette Veeder.

For more information, contact Leslie Kaufman at