“Art should not be segregated in museums: it needs to live free among us.”

Isaiah Zagar Magic Garden, Photo by Tom Grotta


Isaiah Zagar, a renowned muralist, is the creator of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, a mosaiced folk art environment, gallery space and nonprofit organization. Created over several decades and spanning half a city block, the Magic Gardens is Zagar’s largest artwork. It includes a fully tiled indoor space and a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic sculpture garden that incorporates Latin American and Asian Statutes, bicycle wheels, colorful glass bottles, Zagar’s handmade tiles and thousands of glittering mirrors http://www.phillymagicgardens.org.