On Wednesday evening, Megan and I attended FEASTIVAL, a blow-out benefit for longtime Canary client Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe at Pier 9 on the Delaware Waterfront, just a hop, skip and jump away from the Live Arts Festival’s new permanent headquarters. It was just announced today that Live Arts is one of two Philadelphia organizations to receive funding from ArtPlace, alongside The Reinvestment Fund, for creative placemaking projects in Philadelphia. Canary released the news on the local scene and you can read all about that here. The New York Times also has animportant story out about this major funding initiative aimed at revitalizing America’s cities and towns through creative placemaking. Key support for ArtPlace projects in Philadelphia has come from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation which continues to champion Philadelphia’s thriving and ambitious arts community. This fall is Canary’s second year working with Knight on the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia (stay tuned for news about that).
Looking over some photos from the benefit over lunch, I got to thinking just how awesome all this waterfront development really is. I wrote a blog about the experience which you can check out after the jump or over on emaleighsays.com (a place where I sometimes say things).
The wait is over! Live Arts Festival tickets are now on sale. A couple of months ago, Canary issued a press release announcing the programming for the 15th annual Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. With 16-days of nonstop cutting-edge performances and wild creativity, the Festival features dance, theater, music, and interdisciplinary works by renowned artists from the U.S. and international arts scene. Celebrating 9 world premieres with 3 U.S and 3 Philadelphia premieres, the lineup is sure to satisfy any arts lover’s taste for the innovative and the inspirational. Read more »