I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials that tout the line, “You’re gonna love the Arts in Philadelphia”. I’ve seen this campaign running for some time now, with famous musicians, actors and other artists hoping to encourage Philadelphians and suburbanites to visit the city and take advantage of the culture so closely available to us. My husband and I always talk about the rich the history and cultural of our city, and our conversation inevitably turns to discussing how we should visit more often and become tourists in our own backyard.
Well, if you are looking to be a tourist in your own backyard and experience the arts in the city of brotherly love, there is the perfect festival coming up that you should definitely check out: the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). The festival is a first-time, 25-day arts festival of 135 events wtih 1,500 artists happening April 7 – May 1 located in 125 venues throughout Philadelphia. The intention is that this festival will build upon the uninhibited creativity that was exhibited in Paris in the early 1900’s. Who knows, maybe you and your children will see the next Picasso or Chagall while visiting Philadelphia during PIFA!
Thinking of a date night? Check out the events you and your significant other can attend. Or, visit with the kids as there are also some excellent family friendly programs to see. The “arts” are not just theater, musicals or paintings. Think arial artists, great food, fashion, murals, and dance! There are some amazing performers you have the unique opportunity to see in “your own backyard”.
Tickets are available at PIFA.org or through participating venues.
*DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post. Stay tuned as Montgomery County Moms explores the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts through May 1st. Image courtesy of PIFA.