About Art in the Open Philadelphia

Art in the Open (AiO) brings the action and intrigue of artistic production to Philadelphia‘s Schuylkill riverbanks. Here, free to all audiences, selected artists work with brushes, cameras, sewing machines, pens, and hammers, to respond to this historic and environmentally unique local setting.

The public is invited to walk among the artists and observe their process of creation and craft up close. Park visitors can also make their own art at select locations along the riverbank path and join in related events offered by a wide partnership of the city’s cultural organizations.

AiO celebrates the Philadelphia landscape as both inspiration and as an open-air studio for artists. From May 18-20, 2018, from Fairmount Water Works to South Street, AiO will explore the natural beauty and urban character of the Schuylkill River: where West Philadelphia separates from Center City and thousands of people enjoy a beloved recreational park of paths and views.

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