Drew Leshko Artist Collaboration

Spruce Street Commons was the first to commission a piece from Philadelphia’s renowned mixed-media artist, Drew Leshko. Through layers of paper, wood and other materials he creates 3D architectural studies of buildings in transition. The artwork examines gentrification and history, historical relevance, and most importantly, preservation. Spruce Street Commons commissioned the Spruce Food Market piece because the market is a beloved neighborhood fixture (across the street from The Touraine and The Annex) in addition to being of a design vernacular vanishing all too quickly in Philadelphia right now.