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Art in the Open 2018

  • Fairmount Water Works 640 Waterworks Drive Philadelphia, PA, 19130 United States (map)

Please join us in welcoming Art in the Open 2018 artists at this invitation-only kickoff reception at the historic Fairmount Water Works Grand Pavilion.



Free two-hour parking is available along Water Works Drive.

Art in the Open (AiO), presented by the PNC Arts Alive initiative, is a biennial citywide event that celebrates artists, their inspirations, and their relationships with the urban environment. The program, now entering its tenth year, was designed to shape community through art experiences that bridge the Philadelphia’s outdoor spaces, natural areas, and historic waterways for the enjoyment of the general public. This exciting three-day event will also feature a variety of hands-on, family-friendly activities along the trail with AiO partner organizations, so be sure to bring the family! 


Join AiO from May 18-20, 2018, along the Schuylkill River Banks - from the historic Fairmount Water Works to South Street -  where selected artists will create new works of art outside, in a creative process open to everyone.