• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Art Festival Will Line Schuylkill River Bank with Art

  • Sites along the Schuylkill, like Grays Ferry Crescent, from the Water Works to Bartram's Garden will host painters working outdoors all weekend.


The three-day Art in the Open (AiO) festival will line the banks of the Schuylkill River with art and family activities this weekend, May 18 – 20.

AiO aims to celebrate artists and their relationship with the urban environment. Friday through Sunday juried artists will work outside along the banks of the Schuylkill River from the Fairmount Park Water Works to Bartram’s Garden. The artists will work with a variety of media and create work on-site along the river.

Guests are welcome to observe the artists work for free, and at some locations, visitors will be invited to make their own art. Friday will feature several events specifically designed for families at the “Skate Park” section of the Schuylkill Banks path, the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center and along the Delaware River. Various partner organizations will offer drawing, sculpting, painting and more to artists of all ages and abilities.

If you cannot make the events this weekend, the art created during AiO will be on display at the Independence Seaport Museum from June 15 through September 9.

For a full schedule of events visit http://www.artintheopenphila.org/

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