Magic Gardens is a visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center featuring the work of Isaiah Zagar.
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a unique art environment covered in highly-detailed mosaics and murals. The gallery/community arts center preserves and provides access to artist Isaiah Zagar’s works.
The site includes a fully tiled indoor space and a massive outdoor mosaic sculpture garden that spans half a block on Philadelphia’s South Street. The Magic Gardens aims to inspire creativity and community engagement. Open to visitors throughout the year, it hosts tours, public events, and monthly mosaic workshops led by Zagar himself.
The documentary In A Dream, released a few years ago, depicts the work of Zagar. Directed by his son, Jeremiah, the film also reveals personal details about his life.
The mosaics he creates chronicle his relationship with his wife Julia, and make him a dominant figure in Philadelphia’s arts scene. You can check out the trailer for In A Dream below: