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Inspiring Photos from the 2016 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

The 16-day-long events runs until April 23

After a three-year hiatus, the 2016 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts hosted by the Kimmel Center kicked off this weekend with various awe-inspiring art performances throughout the city.

Article 13, a sand-and-fire installation at Penn's Landing, started the festival off this past weekend and told the story of immigration around the world.

Missed it? Not to worry: The festival runs until April 23 and there are 60-plus art performances and installations you can check out, including the dynamic Kinetic Tree on display at Kimmel Center. It was designed by Mimi Lien, a recipient of a 2015 MacArthur Genius Award and is on display through the entire festival.

Here are 10 truly beautiful and inspiring photos from the festival so far—expect many more.

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A photo posted by Raffi Creech (@rcreech1021) on

Stay forever weird and beautiful #Philadelphia #PIFA2016 #lastnight #theworldisyourstage #phillyarts

A photo posted by Steph Smith (@garvinsmith) on

I'm still breathless over the spectacular preview performance of "Knitting Peace" held at the @kimmelcenter to help kick off Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts; a sixteen day arts celebration with over 60 performances across the city! @cirkuscirkor was so unique, so captivating, and creative on every level. Thank you @cirkuscirkor @kimmelcenter and @urphillypal for such an amazing and memorable evening! #knittingpeace #pifa2016 #arthappenshere #cirkuscirkör • • • #discoverphilly #explorephilly #explore215 #whyilovephilly #savephilly #cityholder #visitphilly #phillyscape #phillyprimeshots #igers_philly #howphillyseesphilly #visualgang #igmasters #shoot2kill #agameoftones #exploreeverything #urbanromantix #moodygrams #visualofstreet #createandcapture #urbanandstreet #teamcanon #opticinstics

A photo posted by Kristen Catoe (@k10catoe) on

Telling the immigrant story with sand and fire!! (2/3) #pifa2016

A photo posted by Amanda // Philly Game Girl (@phillygamegirl) on

Head over to the Kimmel Center's website for a full calendar of the art performances.