South by Southeast, a collective dedicated to South Philly's refugee communities, is hosting a pop-up shop this weekend that's worth braving the snow for.
On Saturday, the artwork of immigrants from Burma and Bhutan will be on sale at South by Southeast's South Philly storefront, and their works could provide a nice, unusual gift for Valentine's Day on Tuesday.
Look out for 100 percent hand-dyed silk scarves and shawls that run between $20 and $50, as well as prints and yoga mat bags that cost between $30 and $50. If those gifts aren't traditional enough to bestow on your honey for V-Day, check out the jewelry selections as well.
South by Southeast artists in residence - Laura Deutch, Shira Walinksy, and Catzie Vilayphonh - worked with these artisans to create the works sold at this temporary store. South by Southeast is a hub where arts and social services meet, and is a collaboration between Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.
Make sure to bring cash, there's no credit accepted here. But proceeds go directly to South by Southeast.
That's a small price to pay for the good you can do, and the potential goodies you can find.