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2424 E. Coral St
Philadelphia, PA, 19125

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Modern metal jewelry designed and made by hand in Philadelphia, Pa.

Events

Jul
21
to Jul 22

30th Annual Long Beach Island Fine Arts Fair

The MakeShift Union is proud to curate the 30th annual LBIF Fine Arts Festival. The Fine Arts Fest is a two-day event held on the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences grounds featuring a selection of fine artists from areas local and beyond. As curators of The Makers Festival, we are thrilled to breathe new life into a Long Beach Island tradition. 

Mission: To curate and enhance a beloved LBI tradition by breathing new life into the term Fine Art* and to engineer a shopping experience that aims to delight all of the creative senses. Our experience with a repertoire of highly-talented artisans coupled with LBIF's art-forward mission is a marriage sure to promise an enjoyable dynamic set over two days on a gorgeous bay-front landscape. 

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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

MAKERS FESTIVAL

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Entry to festival grounds is free.  There is a $10 entry fee to the Biergarten which includes a complimentary mug and one free beer. A portion of event proceeds benefit Alliance for a Living Ocean, scholarship at Southern & Pinelands Regional High Schools, The Stafford Historical Society and the Stafford Community Garden at Lake Manahawkin.

Bring a re-fillable water bottle as there will be no pre-packaged water sold onsite. Alliance for a Living Ocean will be set up with potable water stations for re-filling.

Yoga is complimentary, we encourage early sign ups to reserve your spot in a class, however they are not required. 

There will be face painters and henna on site, these are donation-based. 

There will be tables and shade, however bringing your own chairs and blankets is always encouraged. 

Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. 

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Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

7th Annual Art Market at Tyler

This 7th annual Art Market at Tyler is a nonprofit art and craft fair designed to support the regional arts community by providing artists, artist collectives, students and businesses who serve artists a venue for sale of work, self-promotion and networking. The Tyler School of Art at Temple University provides an easily accessible space for holiday shoppers and collectors to find new works by emerging and established artists. Visitors will enjoy complimentary food and drinks from Victory Brewing Company during our “Crafts & Drafts” happy hour, and the chance to participate in maker classes and demonstrations.

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Jun
23
to Jun 24

MANAYUNK ARTS FESTIVAL

  • Main Street Philadelphia, PA, 19127 United States (map)
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 Saturday 11a-7p | Sunday 11a-6p

Saturday 11a-7p | Sunday 11a-6p

FIND FORGE & FINISH IN FRONT OF CANAL HOUSE GATE | BOOTH 196

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Manayunk Development Corporation is pleased to announce the 29th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival on Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 24 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. The tradition of being the tri-state area’s largest outdoor juried art festival will continue as Main Street hosts approximately 300 different local and nationally known artists and crafters. Nearly 200,000 collectors, buyers, and designers will visit Main Street for this event.

Manayunk Arts Festival, organized and operated by the Manayunk Development Corporation, is free to the public and will feature artists from seven different disciplines: fiber, glass & ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, painting & drawing, photography, and wood & sculpture. Visitors can also enjoy food and beverages from Manayunk’s renowned restaurants and cool off by shopping at Manayunk’s unique boutiques and stores.

For the sixth year, local and up-and-coming talent will be featured in the Emerging Artist Tent at the intersection of Main and Grape Streets. More than 30 artists will display their work in the tent throughout the weekend.

“I love the Manayunk Arts Festival. It’s Manayunk at it s best!” said Manayunk Development Corporation Executive Director, Jane Lipton. “The fact that the festival is going stronger than ever after 29 years is a testament to the artists, the business community that hosts this event every year, and to the folks who visit and support the artists by purchasing their work. As Philadelphia’s largest outdoor juried arts festival, it’s always one of our region’s best weekends of the year.”

Leading up to the big event, the Manayunk Development Corporation is hosting a night of art en plein air as part of their Stroll the Street event series on Thursday, June 21. From 5-9 p.m., Main Street will be lined with artists painting and live music, and Cotton Street (between Main and Cresson Streets) will be filled with food trucks and other activities.

The Manayunk Arts Festival is a rain or shine event — dress accordingly!


FREE LOCAL SHUTTLE SERVICE

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Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Art for the Cash Poor

  • 400 10th St (between Buttonwood & Hamilton Sts) Philadelphia, pa 19123 United States (map)
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Art for the Cash Poor is a fabulous annual block party-style event that allows you the chance to show and sell your work directly to the public in a lively social atmosphere.

The 19th installment of InLiquid’s Signature Summer Event Art for the Cash Poor will be making a special move (this year only) to the Spring Arts District of Callowhill in partnership with Arts + Crafts Holdings for a one-day art festival outside-just behind Union Transfer. This year’s event will be a festive transformation to this evolving neighborhood.

This outside block-party style art sale, that directly benefits visual artists and craftspeople, will feature multiple spaces along 10th Street from Buttonwood to Hamilton, activated by artists and local organizations.

Art for the Cash Poor is open to artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work. All work is to be sold for $199 and below.

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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Art for the Cash Poor

  • 400 10th St (between Buttonwood & Hamilton Sts) Philadelphia, pa 19123 United States (map)
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Last Chance for Art for the Cash Poor Kickoff Party Tickets!

Kickoff Party, Thursday, June 14th, 2018, 6-9pm @ Love City Brewing, Philadelphia PA
The Main Event, Saturday, June 16th, 2018, 12-6pm @1006 Buttonwood, Philadelphia, PA


Celebrate a strong start for Art for the Cash Poor 2018, InLiquid Annual block party summer art fair, while raising money to support the AIDS Fund, at the newly opened home of Love City Brewing Company in Callowhill. Guests will get an exclusive preview of several selected vendors whose artwork will be available at Art for the Cash Poor’s Main Event while enjoying complimentary Love City beers, wine, specialty cocktails, and catering by 13th Street Kitchens. The evening will be DJ’d by Matt Beierschmitt a.k.a DJ Sharyn Stone.


Art for the Cash Poor is a fabulous annual block party-style event that allows you the chance to show and sell your work directly to the public in a lively social atmosphere.

The 19th installment of InLiquid’s Signature Summer Event Art for the Cash Poor will be making a special move (this year only) to the Spring Arts District of Callowhill in partnership with Arts + Crafts Holdings for a one-day art festival outside-just behind Union Transfer. This year’s event will be a festive transformation to this evolving neighborhood.

This outside block-party style art sale, that directly benefits visual artists and craftspeople, will feature multiple spaces along 10th Street from Buttonwood to Hamilton, activated by artists and local organizations.

Art for the Cash Poor is open to artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work. All work is to be sold for $199 and below.

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May
17
5:30 PM17:30

LOBO MAU TRUNK SHOW BENEFITTING BOOKS IN HOMES

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Come drink Penns Woods wine and Dock Street beer, eat and SHOP Lobo Mau's amazing and versatile pieces for a great cause! Special designer guests include Arthur & Daughters, Pearce, Supra Endura, Nuance, and Forge & Finish.

Books in Homes is a non-profit that provides disadvantaged children with brand new books of their own choosing to keep and build their home libraries.

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May
12
5:00 PM17:00

J.O.G. Opening

 Heather Raquel Phillips is a mixed race, &nbsp;multi media artist working in performance, video, text and photography. As a Philadelphia native &amp; resident, she creates her work with a tight knit community of friends to create intimate imagery &amp; visibility for her subjects.&nbsp;  Phillips works with queer subjects to represent and produce autonomy for negated identities, striving not only for the liberation from normative compartmentalization but a refusal of the status quo. Her characterizations assume the form of tropes to walk directly through stereotypes welcoming the viewer into a conversation that questions and exposes race, gender &amp; sexual classifications as an unstable social construct.&nbsp;Her goal is to simultaneously disrupt notions of normalcy and debunk a patriarchal &amp; heteronormative power structure.  Phillips received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and her MFA from University of Pennsylvania where she was the recipient of the prestigious Toby Devon Lewis Fellowship, as well as the Stuart Egnal Scholarship Award. She has recently showed work at Mama Gallery, LA, the Ice Box Project Space and Grizzly Grizzly in Philadelphia and BLAM Gallery In Brooklyn, NY. She is currently lecturing at The University of Pennsylvania.

Heather Raquel Phillips is a mixed race,  multi media artist working in performance, video, text and photography. As a Philadelphia native & resident, she creates her work with a tight knit community of friends to create intimate imagery & visibility for her subjects. 

Phillips works with queer subjects to represent and produce autonomy for negated identities, striving not only for the liberation from normative compartmentalization but a refusal of the status quo. Her characterizations assume the form of tropes to walk directly through stereotypes welcoming the viewer into a conversation that questions and exposes race, gender & sexual classifications as an unstable social construct. Her goal is to simultaneously disrupt notions of normalcy and debunk a patriarchal & heteronormative power structure.

Phillips received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and her MFA from University of Pennsylvania where she was the recipient of the prestigious Toby Devon Lewis Fellowship, as well as the Stuart Egnal Scholarship Award. She has recently showed work at Mama Gallery, LA, the Ice Box Project Space and Grizzly Grizzly in Philadelphia and BLAM Gallery In Brooklyn, NY. She is currently lecturing at The University of Pennsylvania.

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May
12
11:00 AM11:00

15TH ANNUAL ART STAR CRAFT BAZAAR

 11a-6p both days

11a-6p both days

The Art Star Craft Bazaar is an award winning retail art/craft show that is organized and juried by Art Star, Philadelphia’s leading purveyors of quality handmade goods. This upcoming show will mark the 15th year of Art Star’s Flagship Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar, which has been named Best of Philly by Philadelphia Magazine in 2010 + 2012. The show has become a beloved shopping tradition for Philadelphians and attracts over 15k visitors annually. In addition, Art Star has a brick and mortar shop in Northern Liberties which sells curated handmade goods year round!

The ASCB will be back on Mother’s Day Weekend at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, along the Delaware River. Shop for Mom on Saturday and bring her along on Sunday for a fun family day at the Bazaar.

The Craft Vendors
Megan Brewster and Erin Waxman of Art Star have curated a line-up of over 140 quality art + craft vendors from the region and beyond. Each vendor will be set up in a 10×10 foot space throughout the Great Plaza and will extend along Walnut Plaza by the Seaport Museum. Vendors will be selling a variety of handmade goods and gifts for all ages. The show will feature a good balance of returning Art Star favorites and also over 40 vendors that are fresh and new to the show. Shoppers can expect affordable and quality handmade goods such as pottery, jewelry, home goods, bath + body products, stationery, clothing, lighting, furniture, baby goods, pet accessories, bags, prints, fine art and more!

The event will also include live music by local bands, family friendly “make + takes”, Cut and Paste Photobooth, a variety of food vendors, plus a full cash bar! More details TBA.
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May
10
6:00 PM18:00

InLiquid Gallery presents: Outside In

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Outside In

opeing reception Thursday, May 10 | 6-8p

InLiquid Gallery | 1400 N. American Street Studio 108 | Philadelphia, Pa 19122

Featuring: Alice Gonglewski, Krista Dedrick Lai, Janos Korodi, Eli Smith, Márton Szabó

Outside In is an exhibition of artwork that reflects a definitive outside influence. From emigrating to the United States, to painting while being a new mother, the circumstances and constraints of an artist’s experience and environment can profoundly affect how, when, and why art is made. This exhibition features several artists whose life bears a visible shape on their work, which transcends circumstance and becomes unique and compelling art.

Outside In is the second half to a two-part exhibition examining the place and the effect of location on artists creative practice. The first, Inside Out, is an open call to all InLiquid artist members, juried and curated by InLiquid member Susanna W. Gold, Ph.D., Independent Curator and Art Historian. The second, Outside In, is a show curated by InLiquid.

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Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

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F&F Gallery Anniversary + "Small World" Closing Reception


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24  year old Hispanic American  Maritza Liebetreu would like to invite you into her room. For the whole month of March, Maritza will be taking over the Forge & Finish Gallery with an installation of what she fondly refers to as a "small world."  Inside you will be transported into another dimension of oddities, inspirations, photo collages, and finished works. Currently residing in Philadelphia, PA, Maritza is a mixed media artist and founding member of the collective This Many Boyfriend's Club. 

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Mar
4
to Mar 25

Introduction to Jewelry Design

When: Sundays March 4, 11, 18, 25 | 1-3p

Where: Forge & Finish Studio | 2424 E. Coral Street Philadelphia, Pa 19125

Cost: $200 per student

Introduction to Jewelry Design

beginner metal smithing techniques

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What you learn...

 Sample piece shown demonstrates each technique studied throughout course. Start dreaming up your very own design!

Sample piece shown demonstrates each technique studied throughout course. Start dreaming up your very own design!

  • Cutting with a jeweler's saw
  • Drilling
  • Riveting
  • Forging
  • Sanding and filing
  • Texturing with hammers
  • Making chain, bails and clasps
  • Operating a Flex Shaft (electric hand tool with various finishing attachments)
  • Various finishes: brushed, high-polish, oxidized

Class includes materials, tools, and a finished necklace by the end of the course. Additionally, each student takes home a pair of flat nose pliers, jewelers' saw, and bench pin.
 

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Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

Small World Opening

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24  year old Hispanic American  Maritza Liebetreu would like to invite you into her room. For the whole month of March, Maritza will be taking over the Forge & Finish Gallery with an installation of what she fondly refers to as a "small world."  Inside you will be transported into another dimension of oddities, inspirations, photo collages, and finished works. Currently residing in Philadelphia, PA, Maritza is a mixed media artist and founding member of the collective This Many Boyfriend's Club. 

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Feb
10
to Feb 11

CUFF WORKSHOP HOSTED BY MEADOWSWEET MERCANTILE

  • 47 South 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)
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CHOOSE FROM 2 STYLES

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~SNAKE CHARMER~ OR #HASHTAG


SATURDAY OR SUNDAY | 1-4p

3- HOUR WORKSHOP FOR $55:

LEARN BASIC METALSMITHING TECHNIQUES (I.E. CUTTING, HAMMERING, FORMING, STAMPING, FINISHING)

& GO HOME WITH A BRONZE CUFF MADE BY YOU!


WALK-INS ARE WELCOME IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE. FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS. PLEASE SIGN UP BY FEBRUARY 9TH TO ENSURE MATERIALS.

*MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE, UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN

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Feb
2
to Feb 3

THE HUMANITAS MOVEMENT

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Forge & Finish is humbled to be alongside this cast of fine Philadelphia makers. Join us in supporting our hosts, the leading women and man behind Senpai + Kohai and Lobo Mau Clothing, for a special two-day event curated to highlight conscientious minds and influential, lifestyle brands.


SENPAI + KOHAI

LOBO MAU

LLANI

NUANCE JEWELRY

SUPRA ENDURA

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Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

"ROCK PERSONAS" CLOSING RECEPTION

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What art offers is space-a certain breathing room for the spirit.
— John Updike

Our very own Emily Kane hones her artistry in many forms beyond designing jewelry for Forge & Finish. A family history of artists and innovators instilled in her a boundless imagination from a very young age. Emily naturally took to art and excelled finishing her college career with a BFA Cum Laude in Painting and Sculpture from Temple University's Tyler School of Art. 

The "Rock Personas" collection is one that follows a course of seldom limelight for Emily. It's one that encompasses the artists' innate curiosity and study of human connection and understanding. Structured by a month-long timeline, Emily's process developed from an interactive study with a list of thirty friends and family influences. One-by-one each subject underwent a cathartic, self-reflective interview of "either-or" questions referring to physical and emotional traits. Emily dwelled on her notes, and what inspired was a colorful series of portraitures personified in rock formation. Revealed for the first time, one year later at the opening, were the names attached to each portrait-a liberation from the artists' personal collection.

It is with great pleasure that Emily shared these pages from her body of work-creating a room filled with her effervescent spirit!

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Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCY AND LEO!

Join us to celebrate our friend's Lucy and Leo's 5th birthday!

Sips, snacks, sales, and sweet gift giveaways throughout the evening. Including swag from yours truly ;)

Lucy and Leo's line of children's clothes are stylish enough to garner adult-sized envy. Not to mention, they are made in the USA from ethically sourced and organic materials. Their brand has made it their mission to provide toxic-free clothing for our children, that is rooted in a safe and comfortable work environment with fairly paid employees. Make a loud social statement when you shop for the little people in your life, and come out to wish Lucy and Leo another year filled with success as they continue to strive to raise social standards and awareness within the clothing industry.

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Dec
2
to Dec 4

Clover Market Presents: Gifted- A Handmade Holiday Market

  • Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (The Hamilton Building) (map)
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Gifted: A Handmade Holiday Market is a new event produced by the Clover Market in partnership with The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Center City Philadelphia. We will be featuring 75 carefully curated artisans with high quality, beautifully presented handmade products geared towards holiday gift-giving. The Market will be held indoors in the second floor gallery spaces at PAFA at 128 N. Broad Street.

SATURDAY, DEC 2: 5-8 pm (ticketed Preview Party). Ticketholders will receive exclusive early shopping access, champagne, specialty drinks, light bites catered by Starr Events, and live music from Ginger Coyle. Tickets are $25 for non-members, $15 for PAFA members. See ticket link at the top of the page.
SUNDAY DEC 3: 11 am-5 pm (free and open to the public). All proceeds from an informal “pay as you wish” donation box, $5 suggested, will be given to PAFA Education Programming.
EVENT LOCATION: The PAFA Hamilton Building (128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia) is just a short walk up N. Broad from City Hall and Dilworth Park and across the street from the Convention Center. It is easily accessible for customers by car or public transit and is between the Jefferson and Suburban Station SEPTA stops (details here). Here is a recent article about PAFA from Curbed Philly with additional photos.

FOOD & DRINK: The ticketed Preview Party will include food and drinks for ticketholders (see above). On Sunday, the Starr cafe Tableau on the ground floor will be open and will have a variety of food and drink options. A cash bar will also be open on Sunday!

GETTING THERE & PARKING: PAFA is easily accessible by car or public transit, and discounted visitor parking is available in the neighboring Parkway Corporation garage at the southwest corner of Broad & Race St. Garage or 15th & Cherry St. Lot. Be sure to get your ticket validated before you leave PAFA. For more parking options nearby, click here - visitor discounts may not apply.

Great news! ALL metered spots are FREE on Saturdays after 11 am - a great option if you’re coming in for the Preview Party. Also, the Family Courthouse Garage (265 spaces at 1503-11 Arch St, just one block away from PAFA) will have $8 ALL DAY FLAT RATE PARKING on Saturday & Sunday (available from 11 am to midnight - drivers must go to the garage management offices for discount validation tickets). Subject to availability. More at http://www.philapark.org/family-courthouse/
Additional parking is available at the many parking surface lots and garages nearby including at the Convention Center or you can try one of the many parking finders online like parkwhiz.com.
— http://www.theclovermarket.com/
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Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

  • CASUAL MOVIE SCREENINGS OF 'BACK TO THE FUTURE' & BACKSTAGE BY BURROW ACTIVATION IN THE FLEX SPACE (ALL DAY)
  • DELICIOUS HOT CHOCOLATE SAMPLES BY RAKKA FROM 2-4 PM
  • FELT + FAT WILL OFFER A SPECIAL CERAMICS SECONDS SALE AND PARTNER WITH FORGE & FINISH AND JOHN SOUTER TO OFFER AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS FROM 5-8PM
  • KON-DOR WILL BE HOSTING AN IN-BOOTH SIP AND SHOP W/ 20% OFF FROM 5-8PM
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Nov
1
to Nov 30

CANAL STREET MARKET

 Traditionally, a street market is a public meeting place where vendors of all kinds come together for the benefit of a community.  Canal Street Market’s take on this is simple: we offer the community a new lifestyle experience in the heart of Downtown New York City where SoHo and Chinatown merge.  Visit our carefully curated retail market &amp; food hall year-round at 265 Canal Street.

Traditionally, a street market is a public meeting place where vendors of all kinds come together for the benefit of a community.

Canal Street Market’s take on this is simple:
we offer the community a new lifestyle experience in the heart of Downtown New York City where SoHo and Chinatown merge.

Visit our carefully curated retail market & food hall year-round at 265 Canal Street.

FORGE & FINISH WITH FELT + FAT

FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF NOVEMBER!

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