Everyone is Italian on May 18 & 19 when the nation’s oldest outdoor market will celebrate the annual Italian Market Festival.Bring the entire family to experience the Annual Procession of Saints, and to enjoy the Live Entertainment, Family Events, Crafts, and…yes… Food, Food and more Food.
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The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby (KKSD) is an amazing and totally unique design competition and parade of human powered vehicle floats. Enjoy this spectacle as well as a lively Arts Festival!
A Kinetic Sculpture is a human-powered vehicle that also has an artistic theme. Think of parade floats on bicycles, or mummers on hand crank driven pirate ships, or an alien space ship on welded bikes, it’s a bar and bar stools on a bike, it’s anything you can dream up. A Kinetic Sculpture Competition is all about fun and ingenuity, making the wackiest, most interesting contraption is the goal- finishing the course or winning is not. Kinetic Sculpture Competitions have been taking place all over the world since 1969 when a California artist named Hobart Brown made some artistic improvements to his son’s tricycle.
Enjoy food, drinks, games, art activities and books at this fun and family-friendly event. THE WATERMELON SEED is his first children’s book and is published by Disney*Hyperion. Come celebrate and meet the artist and find out more about his work:
Saturday May 4, 3 – 6 pm
The Print Center
1314 Latimer Street (btwn Spruce and Locust)
|Philadelphia is lucky enough to call 10 cities around the globe its sister cities and on Saturday, May 11 Sister Cities Park celebrates each one of its sister’s cultures with a daylong free festival.
Philadelphia’s sister cities include Florence, Italy; Tel Aviv, Israel; Torun, Poland; Tianjin, China; Incheon, Korea; Douala, Cameroon; and Aix-en-Provence, France.
Truly transport yourself across the country with a number of activities.
Speak in a foreign tongue with mini language lessons or learn to cook authentic meals at cooking demonstrations.
Music, dancing, wine tastings and interactive activities hailing from each sister city are also set to take over Sister Cities Park.
Performers include dancers from the Guang Hua Chinese School, music from the Italian Consul, Taiko Drummers from Japan, a Cameroonian fashion show, ballet and folk dances, a DJ and more.
The park, home to a casual cafe, boat pond, grassy areas and a fountain, is open daily and home to frequent special events and family-friendly activities.
Sister Cities Park International Festival
Tuesday, April 23: 5 pm – 9 pm
The web has gone portable. With some estimates indicating that 20% of web traffic originates from mobile phones and tablets, you can no longer risk alienating the mobile population. But how do you design and build a future-proof website when the devices, screen-sizes and operating systems keep changing, seemingly every few months?
Art lovers of all levels and tastes can find new works for their homes or offices – and support young artists at the same time – at Art Unleashed, an exhibition and sale of artwork in all media from talented University of the Arts students, faculty and alumni. This exciting event opened last night to a ticketed preview crowd to help raise money to support the University’s Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund. Now you can attend for free and check out – and BUY – lots of great work still available for purchase and to further support so many talented young students.
Understanding color is one of the most important tools an artist and designer has to communicate. Grasping the nuances of color and finding the exact match becomes so very critical to sharing your vision with a larger group. All of us turn to our pantone chips to get the exactness we crave and these pantone chips become our shared, universal language. But where did the pantone system come from? In a recent New York Times article, as part of their “Who Made That” series, they go behind the pantone chip.
Learn about local Philadelphia options in healthcare insurance for artists, freelancers and entrepreneurs including new affordable options, tax credits, subsidies and federal programs.
Feb 28: 6:15 – 8:00 pm
401 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
Free for UArts students and alumni (ID required); $10 for Center for Emerging Visual Artist (CFEVA) members; $12 for general public. Payment by check or cash at the door. To register, email email@example.com or call (215) 546 – 7775 x 11.
Creating a personal brand: self-promotion know-how
As part of a continuing series of talks and workshops coordinated by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, learn how celebrities, designers, writers, artists, musicians, performers and others use personal self-promotion to brand themselves.
Presented by Rakia Reynolds, Founder of Skai Blue Media, a full-service lifestyle PR agency with clients including local politicians, restaurants, boutiques and business improvement districts.
Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
A talk with Ken Carbone + Leslie Smolan, moderated by Alina Wheeler
Thursday, January 24, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
The University of the Arts Caplan Theater (211 South Broad Street)
Register Here (Free!)
You’re just starting your career in design. You’re 21, or maybe you’re 41 years old. Do you start your own agency, or do you freelance? Do you hire a finance guy, or are you all creatives? Do you do it alone or with a friend? How do you make sure you have all your bases covered so that you can make groundbreaking work for a roster of top clients? As 25-year-olds, Ken Carbone UArts BFA ’73 (Graphic Design) and Leslie Smolan UArts BFA ’75 (Graphic Design) had just started their own firm and were figuring it all out. Thirty-five years later, the founding partners of the Carbone Smolan Agency boast a portfolio of international clients and big work.