Saturday, September 28, 2013
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Pearl Street Block Party (FREE)
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Community Meal (FREE; RSVP required)
In case of rain, Block Party will be indoors at Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St.
Pearl Street between 12th and 13th streets (Access via Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St.)
For more information, call 215-557-4055 or visit www.asianartsinitiative.org
Combining visual art and performances, furniture building and a community feast, Asian Arts Initiative’s first-ever Pearl Street Block Party is an all-day neighborhood arts festival that celebrates Chinatown North’s rich cultural diversity and artistic community.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, the block will come alive with a range of activities, including:
· An interactive furniture build with Oakland, Calif.-based landscape architect Walter Hood
· An array of multi-disciplinary projects created by Asian Arts Initiative’s Social Practice Lab artists-in-residence, from visual art installations to live music and a mobile tea cart offering free drinks
· Displays and activities hosted by local galleries and community organizations, including Jose Sebourne, Marginal Utility, Practice, Vox Populi and Fleisher Art Memorial’s ColorWheels mobile art studio
· Live performances featuring Art in Motion Dance Academy, EgoPo Classic Theatre, Hip Hop Fundamentals, Philadelphia Taiko Center, Philippine Folk Arts Society, Steve Parker & Jebney Lewis, Rob Swift and more
· Music and refreshments
· A community feast at 5 p.m. (RSVP required via email: Nancy [dot] Chen [at] asianartsinitiative [dot] org)
The Pearl Street Block Party is made possible with funding from ArtPlace, the Educational Foundation of America, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and PNC Arts Alive, and is organized by Asian Arts Initiative in partnership with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp., with support from the Callowhill Neighborhood Association. For more information, visit asianartsinitiative.org.