Art in the Open Philadelphia, May 16-18, 2014

Art in the Open Philadelphia, May 16-18, 2014

Art in the Open (AiO) is a citywide event that celebrates artists, their inspirations for creating art, and their relationships with the urban environment. Art in the Open debuted in June 2010, bringing a jury-selected group of artists to the Schuylkill Banks - from the historic Fairmount Water Works to Bartram's Garden - to inspire new ways of seeing the river and the city it runs through. Each Spring, a new group of artists is chosen to for a three day event, creating new works of art outside, in a creative process open to everyone.  

The public is encouraged to participate in Art in the Open by visiting often during the three-day event, to see the works of art evolve and talk with the artists about their creative process. By actively engaging with AiO, you become part of that process - shifting ideas of the art audience, and as part of the environment the artists are considering, influencing how the art take shape. Artists' working times will vary with their project's particular needs; most activity takes place between 9 am and 5 pm.

Partnering civic and cultural organizations throughout Philadelphia also offer extensive opportunities for public engagement with the event, showcasing the vibrant community of working artists, galleries and institutions that make Philadelphia a major Urban Art Center, and its two rivers: waterways which continue to inspire creative response and also serve as an ecologically critical lifeline for its residents.

Art in the Open 2016: Stay tuned for information, including a Call for Artists, for AiO 2016 to be posted here in May 2015.

Illustration: Work by Josh Harris, Art in the Open 2014. Photo © Karen Jenkins

2014 Participating Artists

Nancy Agati, Noemi Armstrong, Aaron Asis, Susan Benarcik, Harry Bower, Ellen Brooks, Lewis Colburn, Barbara Gesshel, Chris Esposito and Matt Greco, Josh Harris, Kaitlin Pomerantz and John Broderick Heron, Heejin Jang, Tom Judd, Eun Hye Kang, Tyler Kline, Aaron Lish, Adam Lovitz, C. Pazia Mannella, William Oliwa, Ana Vizcarra Rankin, Sandy Sorlien, Robert Stark, Mat Tomezsko, Andrew Walker, Nina Weiss, Susan Wilson, Wendy Wolf

Illustration: Work by Mat Tomezko, Art in the Open 2012. Photo © Mary Foley

Please click on the below link for a complete list of past participating artists.

Download: aio_artists_2010-2014.pdf (211.7 KB) 2014 Participating Artists