Local Artists Flock to DesignPhiladelphia to Shift Perceptions of the City

From www.justluxe.com, by Mila Pantovich
Local Artists Flock to DesignPhiladelphia to Shift Perceptions of the City

Held annually since 2005, DesignPhiladelphia celebrates the city’s creative community, highlighting design, technology and businesses with a collaborative backbone. Taking place October 8-16, this year’s art event is centered on the theme of “Shift Everything” and will feature over 130 public programs, including exhibit openings and hands-on workshops. 

DesignPhiladelphia

Before you do anything, you will want to attend the Festival Kickoff Party and Benefit ($125) at The Liao Collection. With food, whiskey tastings and special guests, the bash will give you a peak at the anticipated Pearl Street Passage art piece. Created by 10 different teams of artists, designers and architects, Pearl Street Passage is a huge art installation that encompasses the 1100 block of Pearl Street. And make sure you stick around for the After Party at The Trestle Inn.

DesignPhiladelphia

If you fancy yourself a designer, check out the unique A Mile in Her Shoes event where you will be able to analyze a pair of shoes from the Textile and Costume Collection at The Design Center at Philadelphia University. After checking the shoes out, you then get to design a new product using unconventional materials. 

DesignPhiladelphia

Though most of the events are free and open to anyone interested, there are a couple you will need to grab tickets for so register before they fill up.