Kirkbride Arts X Apartments Celebrates A Creative Community; Kicks Off with a Grand Opening Event

Local Residents and Prospective Tenants to Enjoy Craft Artists, Music, and Food & Drink

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (August 29, 2022) – Pennbrook Partners announced today the grand opening of Kirkbride Arts x Apartments on Saturday, September 24th, from 3 pm-8 pm at Thompson & Buckius Streets in the Bridesburg neighborhood of Philadelphia. The open house celebration will feature artists and creative vendors, live local music, including the eclectic energetic boogie of Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket, fuzzy psychedelic blues from St. James & The Apostles, the earthy folky-stomp of Citizen Riot, and more. Assorted food trucks will be on site in addition to a complimentary beer garden with Kirkbride Arts-inspired custom small-batch brews provided by My Local Brew Works. 

Kirkbride Arts x Apartments is a destination for creative professionals of all types that not only contains a variety of modern living options, but also combines artist studios, office, and event spaces. The campus will serve as a hub for its residents to live, make and thrive.

The site of Kirkbride Arts is a longstanding landmark within the Bridesburg community dating back to 1860. The grounds had previously been home to All Saints Catholic Church with an accompanying elementary school. While these beautiful building structures designed by renowned architect Edwin Forrest Durang remain, they’ve been transformed to house a creative community. Preserving historical buildings and repurposing existing infrastructure whenever possible is a core value for real estate veterans, Pennbrook Partners. 

“Reinventing this space while keeping certain historical aspects intact is something that we’re very proud of,” says Matt Semola, Co-founder of Pennbrook Partners. “Above all else, we recognized the opportunity to cultivate a creative epicenter in a one of a kind environment.”

The Bridesburg neighborhood, the northernmost “river ward” in Philadelphia, is a section of the city quickly on the rise. As development expands beyond Fishtown into neighborhoods such as Port Richmond and Kensington, Bridesburg is naturally emerging as an adjacent destination. Only minutes from these highly valued areas, it has easy access to I-95 and into South Jersey via the Betsy Ross and Tacony Palmyra bridges. 


About Kirkbride Arts x Apartments

Kirkbride Arts represents the dynamic shift in work-life balance and unique residential experiences that are sought after in our post-pandemic world. Creative professionals, artisans and entrepreneurs alike now have the opportunity to become part of a community where they can live, make and thrive. To learn more about the spaces at Kirkbride Arts x Apartments, visit

About Pennbrook Partners

Pennbrook Partners is a multi generation real estate company which began in the 1930s 

and has expanded from managing single family homes, into smaller multi family (2-20 units) 

and now includes development and management of apartment complexes and mixed use. As part of a vertically integrated real estate company, related businesses include property management ( and private lending (