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Art Under the Sun: A DesignPhiladelphia Closing Event

  • Park Towne Place 2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA, 19130 United States (map)

Join InLiquid and Park Towne Place Museum District Residences for a day of art making, music, food, and drink that celebrates Philly's local creative talent. The afternoon will culminate in a special reception for Configuration, a landmark exhibition of the late Nicholas Kripal. All featured activities and treats will take place on Park Towne's Great Lawn.

This event marks the conclusion of DesignPhiladelphia, an annual tradition which highlights the work of hundreds of local designers, architects, and creative professionals.

All activities are open to the public:

Claymation Workshop, 1 - 3pm, Lawn: Guests will work with professionals from The Clay Studio to create and animate clay characters using the art of stop motion. After the event videos will be edited and posted to Youtube.

Pint Painting, 1 - 4pm, Lawn: Participants will paint custom designs on take-home pint glasses. Materials will be provided and InLiquid member Scott Schultheis will lead the workshop.

Guest DJ Kevin Kong, 1 - 5pm, Lawn: DJ Kong is a well versed multi-genre DJ with a strong connection to the dance floor. He’ll be cranking out tunes for the festivities on the lawn all afternoon.

Philadelphia Brewing Company and Food Trucks, 1 - 5pm, Lawn: InLiquid will partner with the local brewery and select food trucks to make refreshments and food available for purchase throughout the afternoon.

Schuylkill River Boat Tours, 5:30 & 7pm, Walnut Street Dock: Take a one-hour fun and fact-filled guided tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds, and history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. The Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia. Discount code available for Park Towne residents.

Reception for Configuration by Nicholas Kripal, 5:30 - 8pm, Talk at 6:30, North Tower Gallery: Jeffrey Mongrain a long-time collaborator and friend of Nicholas Kripal, will speak in depth about Kripal’s widely recognized artwork which elevates everyday objects to a higher form of expression and beauty.

Earlier Event: October 14
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours: Northwest
Later Event: October 15
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours: West