Fringe Arts

Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 09/18/14
In honor of International Peace Day, Sonia Sanchez, famed poet, playwright, and activist, Sonia Sanchez is hosting Footprints of Peace, a celebration of peace to be held this Sunday, September 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Penn Museum.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 09/16/14
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Community Education Center (CEC) is a nonprofit performing arts center and artists incubator space located in the Powelton Village section of West Philadelphia. Incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1973, the CEC was founded by local community members to promote shared experiences. The Center is known and respected by artists and audiences alike for its support of the local arts community and its presentations of outstanding dance and performance
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 09/15/14
On Friday, September 19th, Park(ing) Day Philadelphia will reclaim the city when it returns for its seventh anniversary. The annual event that transforms parking spaces around the world into mini-urban parks is back, and better than ever!
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 09/11/14
GroundSwell is committed to showcasing how the arts positively impact our communities, and Philadelphia’s vast collection of public art is an integral part of the Philadelphia landscape that enhances our surroundings and is part of the fabric of the city! Each week we will spotlight one of the great pieces of public art that lives in our city. Today, we spotlight “Sleeping Woman” by Stephen Berg and Tom Chimes.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 09/09/14
The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's blog post spreading the word about individuals and organizations working to better their communities. Today we are giving a shout-out to our friends at The Philadelphia Urban Creators (PUC)!
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 09/08/14
Nurturing Families, Strengthening Neighborhoods, and Driving Change in West Philadelphia is the mission of People’s Emergency Center (PEC). Responding to community needs and helping stimulate economic growth, create wealth and improve quality of life for all West Philadelphia residents, makes PEC this week’s community spotlight!
Posted by Nicole Allen on 09/04/14
The highly anticipated Dilworth Park opened this morning to much fan fare. After more than two years of construction, some construction delays and $55 million, Philly's "lively new centerpiece" is ready to be experienced by residents and visitors alike!
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 09/03/14
Philly once again has its finger on the pulse of a new and exciting program. Earlier this year City Council passed a bill to allow bike sharing to come to Philadelphia and the city of Philadelphia agreed to work with the Bicycle Transit System to assure the delivery of a bicycle sharing system. Now, you can help decide where the best bike sharing stations should be located!
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 08/27/14
The arts are alive in Mantua! A newly-released Drexel study focusing on the role of arts and culture in the West Philadelphia neighborhoods of Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, depicts a flourishing cultural ecosystem that faces challenges, but with the right tools, can thrive.
Posted by Rashanda E. Freeman on 08/26/14
On Friday, August 15th, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation opened their new park, Washington Avenue Pier, (formally Pier 53) as a space for visitors to enjoy the panoramic views of the Delaware River and Center City.