Ben Franklin unveiled at 4th and Arch

Ben%20Franklin_s%20head.jpgYesterday a one-ton and nine-foot-tall bronze sculpture of Ben Franklin called “Keys To Community” was installed at 4th and Arch Streets. Created by West Philly artist James Peniston and commissioned by the city, the work was funding by the Fire Department and schoolchildren of Philadelphia (they collected 1.5 million pennies as their contribution).

This new piece of public art will be unveiled and dedicated Friday, October 5th at 10 am. Community members are invited to attend the dedication. Later on in the evening a First Friday reception will be held at the park just behind the sculpture. There will be live music and snacks for all comers from 6 to 8 pm.

You can find pictures of the sculpture here and here.

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