Philadelphia Public Art
The 11 most Instagrammable places in Philly
The city is more Instagram-worthy than you think
City erects its first statue of an African American girl in South Philly
Inspired by Ora Washington
Hidden gems of Independence National Historical Park
But there is a lot more to the national park than Independence Hall or the Liberty. In fact, there are 55 acres of Independence National Historical Park to explore, if you just know where to look.
Here’s where to watch and play bocce this summer
It may not have originated here, but bocce ball is an extremely popular Philly activity.
Two iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art sculptures moving to UPenn for 99 years
The sculptures will still be in full view of the public
Beat the heat at 13 free air-conditioned sites in Philly
Instead of staying cooped up at home without anything to do, why not explore Philly's ice-cold museums and buildings instead—for free? These free sites let you—and equally sweaty tourists—enjoy the city in cooler conditions.
Mural West, a 30-story tower, coming to North Broad
The latest in a big North Broad development boom
Art museum exhibit looks at how design shapes the future
How it impacts cities, jobs, resources, and more
The Oval+ announces 2019 opening date
From July through August, experience the beloved art and public park installation.
Open Thread: What would you like to see at Graffiti Pier?
A beloved Philly fixture is becoming a park
DRWC seeking input as Graffiti Pier becomes public park
The DRWC has received a grant from the William Penn Foundation
Here's a map of places you should go splash in this summer
There are more splash pads to cool down in Philly than just pools, and Curbed Philly's put together a list of the best of them for you. So grab a towel, the kids, and head on out. It's only gonna get hotter.
New Northern Liberties pod park aims to help revive the Piazza
It will include a giant robot sculpture, as well as food, drink, and retail vendors.
Open Thread: Which spaces should we make public?
Following the lead of Reading Terminal Market, what other public spaces would you like to see?
$1M project will turn Reading Terminal Market block into public space
The block can be transformed into a street or pedestrian plaza
Art show and festival will celebrate Rail Park’s history
And look toward its future
Free Streets 2019: Everything you need to know
The popular, pedestrian-focused event returns this August
The 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show in 15 lush and vibrant photos
The show lives up to its 2019 theme: Flower Power
Center City will honor Black History Month with outdoor photo series
Photos from the 1960s Civil Rights movement will be featured around Center City kiosks
13 powerful new murals to check out in Philly right now
Philly is home to thousands of murals. Here are 13 new works of art that are worth a visit this winter.
Johnston Marklee takes on Philadelphia Contemporary’s first space
The space will push the boundaries of a conventional museum
13 photos that capture the colorful opening of Cherry Street Pier
The long-awaited space has been opening this past week
The Navy Yard Sea Monster art project, in 9 creepy, funny photos
The project popped up this week at a warehouse in the Navy Yard
Design Philadelphia 2018: 8 things to see and do
From checking out studios with a cocktail in hand, to attending lectures on futuristic design, there are a lot of options this week
Dilworth Park’s mist and light art project just opened. Here’s how it works
Color shines down from below and above.
Iconic Painted Bride building fails to secure historic designation
In a narrow 5-4 vote, the building was not listed among the city’s historic places.
Eagles victory mural will adorn the Hale building by Broad
The mural is being painted by Meg Saligman, the same artist responsible for "Bird Feed," a victory mural that went viral.
Open Thread: What do you think of the trash can ads?
This summer, ad space was sold on trash cans around Philly, and some people objected.
Mural exhibition urges Philadelphians to vote
The installation will see large murals from local artists displayed in a Callowhill warehouse.
Pulse, the mist art installation in Dilworth Park, has opening date
Pulse has been a long time coming, and the first part of the art installation will arrive next month.
Festival will kick off mid-October opening of Cherry St. Pier
The Delaware River Waterfront also announced 14 artists who will work in the space when it opens.
‘Reclaiming public space’: How Philadelphians turned ads into art
Trash cans decked out with loud yellow ads have been turned into art pieces by local artists, thanks to a group of Philadelphians.
11 summery photos of Philly Free Streets
The weekend event was a chance for Philadelphians to embrace their streets, buildings, and the northern part of their city.
Rizzo statue will remain at Thomas Paine Plaza for now
A year after the city promised to remove the statue, Mayor Kenney says it will stay (for now).
Philly Free Streets returns this weekend
Here’s a rundown of events, exhibits, parking restrictions, and closed roads.
Checking in with Cherry Street Pier
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation expects the open air market and art center to open in September or October.
10-foot vertical garden coming (briefly) to Center City
The temporary display will be a perfect backdrop for Instagram photos, the company says.