This Fall, Philadelphia’s Artists Take to the Streets
MADE IN PHILLY: Now on a Block Near You
50 Works of Art Take Over Advertising Spaces Throughout Philadelphia and Celebrate the City’s Creative Renaissance
Philadelphia, PA – The Center for Emerging Visual Artists and leading sponsors The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, and With Art PhiladelphiaTM are proud to announce the launch of Made in Philly in conjunction with the 2013 Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. The campaign showcases the extraordinary quantity and quality of visual art being produced in Philadelphia and connects each work displayed to the neighborhood (even block) where it was created. Beginning the first week in September, look for large-scale artwork images on bus shelters, rail platforms, and billboards across the city…and in October, visit the studios of the artists who made them. For more details on the campaign and the 2013 Tours, visit philaopenstudios.org.
At the York and Dauphin stop of the Blue Market-Frankford Subway line, a billboard showing the work of Leslie Friedman will be on display on the platform. The Coke Zero Cans depicted in the ad were in fact made 8 blocks from the subway station at her studio in Viking Mills, an old factory building in New Kensington. Known for her brightly colored, Pop inspired installations, Friedman’s work is exhibited in Philadelphia and outside the city both nationally and internationally. The cans were last shown at Space 1026 in July 2013 in a show entitled “Tastier.”