So your local MetroBlogger is also on the FairmountArtsCouncil and has helped bring together the Spring Fairmount Arts Crawl. I was enlisted as the web developer and assited with the marketing. I think this Crawl will be amazing, and I am not just saying that. So much to do, music, art and walking around my beautiful neighborhood. So check out the site, check out the event, below is the flyer I’ve been e-mailing around.
Fairmount Arts Crawl – A Multi-Sensory
What started out as a local neighborhood event in November 2004 has evolved into
an ‘art happening’ worthy of its status as an early kick-off to the city’s many
summer events. On Sunday, April 30th from 4-9pm, more than 20
Fairmount restaurants and neighboring businesses will open their doors and
highlight the work of a wide variety of artists and their mediums — including
fine arts, pottery, porcelain, wearable and visual arts. Sponsored by the
Fairmount Arts Council, the Fairmount Arts Crawl is a semi-annual event held in
the spring and fall of each year centered around 22nd and Fairmount
In addition to the traditional art venues, this year’s Arts Crawl will include a
variety of outdoor events designed to appeal to families and art lovers of all
ages and interests.
Founded in August 2005, The Fairmount Arts Council is a group of artists,
businesses and associations formed to promote Fairmount and its artistic
Members include the Fairmount Art Center, Fairmount Community Development
Corporation, Sandi Pierantozzi & Neil Patterson Pottery, Fairmount Civic
Association, Shaping Design, the Eastern State Penitentiary and the
Philadelphia Mural Arts program among others.
Check out our website for the most up-to-date information.
Strolling jugglers and magicians
- Sidewalk pottery demonstrations
slide show and historic pictures of Fairmount and the Eastern State
- Musical venues offering Jazz, Classical, Blues, Colombian and
As testimony to the event’s growing popularity, the day’s program has been
extended and now includes:
MINAS – a renowned Brazilian musical group that has played at both the Lincoln
and Kennedy Centers
Artists from Philadelphia’s renowned Mural Arts program who will work onsite
with mural cloth
- A special exhibit of “Dream Flags” — inspired by Nepalese
prayer flags, more than 6000 students have created more than a mile of ‘Dream
Flags’ — resulting in a visual line of color and hope.