Meet Stevie Laney

Stevie Laney is a Philadelphia muralist, painter, and volunteer, who you can find helming the registers at the Philly AIDS Thrift. Visitors may recognize her Grace Jones mural, which she recently completed in-store. She has also painted the exteriors of a number of storefronts in and around Queen Village, including Gerber Accounting & Tax Services, and the South Street Art Mart, where she works full-time.

Laney has also, of late, added “publisher” to her extensive CV. She has recently launched Very, a glossy magazine of erotic art, which she hopes will offer an outlet for artists exploring the full range of that most enticing subject: the good ol’ human form. We talked to Laney about falling in love with Philly AIDS Thrift, narrowly avoiding an Instagram ban, and creating a new forum of erotic art in Philly.

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Getting to know you…

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!



Name: Paul

How long have you been volunteering at Philly AIDS Thrift?

Two months and I really enjoy it.

Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?

I’m a hunter… I like the thrill of the hunt.

We finish the interview and you step outside the office and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning $10 million dollars, what would you do?

I’d donate half of it to Philly AIDS Thrift, then I’d pay someone to paint my portrait and hang it in Christina’s office and finally, take a vacation somewhere.

What was your best purchase at Philly AIDS Thrift?

Dinosaurs that I use as art, a bike seat, a backpack for biking, and a Flyers banner.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

I’d be a leopard/black panther from Jungle book. They are stealthy and climb trees.


Who’s your favorite band: Rise Against

What are you known for?

Making people laugh!

What’s your favorite food?

(slight pause)… mashed potatoes

What do you do in your free time?

I play basketball, ride my bike and read books.

51Z0nLAfLmL._SY346_What’s the last book you read: The Alchemist

What’s your favorite thing about volunteering at Philly AIDS Thrift?

Working with the other people who work here…  Plus, it’s therapeutic organizing “stuff”.



Happy Good Bad and Ugly Birthday Sergio Leone!

On Tuesday, January 3rd just show up with a fist full of dollars and tell our cashiers who would you most want to have you back in a gun fight, The GOOD, The BAD or The UgLy and save 25% OFF your Entire Purchase.


Sometimes you can be Good, Bad and Ugly.

Welcome to your Doom, Mary.

Let’s get ready to rumble! Between the greats, the bloodsucking DRACULA, the hairy bodied WOLFMAN and the OG zombie, FRANKENSTEIN’S Monster.  Just tell our cashiers who you think would win in a fair fight…for your heart, and take 25% OFF ANYTHING your purchase that day.