American Craft Magazine - Ode to the Corner Store: Drew Leshko

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“Artists were originally drawn to the Fishtown neighborhood because it was cheap to buy and rent houses there. But these days, you just can’t find an affordable place,” says sculptor Drew Leshko, 34. 

He knows what he’s talking about: The artist and his wife bought a home in the Philadelphia neighborhood in 2007. Because the area’s housing was still affordable, they also could rent convenient workshop space across the street. 

Fast-forward to 2016: The workshop owner put the property on the market, forcing Leshko to move out. Rents were skyrocketing, and the artist found himself priced out of studio space in his own neighborhood. Continue reading and view images and a short video:

Ode to the Corner Store: Drew Leshko

Urban landscapes at dollhouse scale awaiting the contractor or the bulldozer.

American Craft Magazine, June/July 2017

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