Each month, Building 543 hosts an ever-changing roster of local entrepreneurs, gardeners, artists, shops and designers who bring items like handmade jewelry, homemade chocolates, vintage clothing, home goods and much more – to give employees and local residents a chance to browse and shop unique items. Building 543 also features “Gallery 543,” which showcases a range of regional artists celebrating all types of art, artists and media and brings added exposure to local artists. Interested in showcasing your work? Let us know!
Vendors of our Farmers Market getting ready for a busy day
A well-curated and well-organized assortment of found, vintage and rare goods from Three Potato Four
A rare photo from times past
A collection of found and vintage items
Our Shop 543 Café offers free testers of their decadent caramel sea salt
Our Shop 543 Café offers samples of their holiday pies
Our Shop 543 Café offers samples of their delicious honey sea salt pies
Meadowsweet Mercantile selects each item with an eye toward utility—from an 1800s stoneware gin jug to vintage baskets
Meadowsweet Mercantile is a well-considered collection of unique goods, and are purveyors of foraged, vintage items with a rugged, utilitarian quality
It is Meadowsweet Mercantile's mission to bring back to life what has been left behind
Meadowsweet Mercantile finds most furniture and found objects while traveling Western Pennsylvania, touring factories and workshops to find the best industrial artifacts
CarlyMarly offers handmade jewelry designs - most notably, semiprecious gemstone wrap bracelets and chokers on silks.
Founded in LA (now in Philly), CarlyMarly is an eclectic collection of stylish yet timeless handcrafted bohemian creations.
Search + Rescue Squad’s principle mission is to provide original, alluring and quality fashion items, photography, antiques, apparel and art
A colorful, Morrocan inspired rug will make a colorful addition to an interior space
Based on the philosophy of simple, sustainable farming, The Farm at Doe Run produces high quality micro greens, vegetables and cheese
An employee stocks up on local produce and cheese from The Farm at Doe Run
The Farm at Doe Run takes pride in the fact that their products reflect the bounty of the season, and strive to be true stewards of the land
The Farm at Doe Run has won Gold, Best of Show two years in a row for their Seven Sisters cheese at the Pennsylvania Cheese Competition!
From the eastern shore of Maryland, Randalia's Bee Hives produces all natural, chemical-free products
John and Kira’s Chocolates is a socially innovative chocolate company dedicated to making and selling world class confections and promoting positive social change
ZOLA is a handcrafted line of sculptural jewelry and objects that combine traditional technique with modern design
The Parlour is known for their excellent customer satisfaction and organic product assortment. Known as Philly’s finest beauty parlour, every customer leaves feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.
Concrete Polish Jewels offers bold, rare and wearable jewelry; lustrous emblems of beauty and a precious possession to pass down through generations
Two employees stop by our market during their lunch break
"The Collective" Group Show 2017
"The Collective" Group Show 2017
Lauren Walcott takes a moment to stand in front of her completed installation
Lauren Walcott mingles with guests at the opening reception of her show
Locals, URBN employees and art enthusiasts gather in Gallery 543 for an opening reception
Too good not to share, an employee posts to Instagram
Lauren Walcott walks through her show with a guest at her opening reception
Nicolas Kripal chose terracotta because it’s a tactile and versatile medium. Ornamentation and iconography are just two uses, which his work touches on.
A professor at Tyler School of Art at Temple University for over 35 years, Nicolas Kripal's show, "Reconfigured," featured a series of large and small terracotta assemblages
An overview of Nicolas Kripal's show, "Reconfigured" (2009-2015)
Nicolas Kripal created the casts for each terracotta piece using common moulds - vintage baking pans and food containers
Four For The Road, a group show by 4 URBN employees, was about travel and its transformative experiences
Sarah Sabo produced a collection of art work using the Turkish technique of marbling called Ebru. An organic process, it can be manipulated in a number of ways – always producing a unique image
Detailed and meticulous artwork created on blocks of wood
As part of a group show, Carla Weeks created a series of oils on natural linen, framed in old waxed lath wood. Minimal and graphic, the series was developed after Carla spent two weeks in Bangalore studying traditional textile crafts and techniques. She fell in love with the process of block printing, and chose to explore her experience of shape and color through the lens of this ancient process.
For her show, Chattersphere, Kelly Kozma created a series of brightly colored, abstract and pattern driven artwork that used hand embroidery, drawing and painting
Two colorful pieces, both by Philadelphia based artist, Kelly Kozma sit side by side
Kelly Kozma's work is based on probability and chance, and she often uses dice as a way of determining which colors, patterns or materials to use