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  • Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

    Philadelphia’s best-known chamber orchestra

    Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

    The celebrated ensemble has performed with such guest artists as Sylvia McNair, the Romeros Guitar Quartet and the late Luciano Pavarotti.

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  • Chapterhouse Café & Gallery

    Carefully poured coffee and fine art

    A historic townhouse transformed into a cleanly modern venue for cutting-edge art shows, and great fair trade coffees and teas. Though Chapterhouse is big, its many tables are typically crowded with students and lingerers.

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  • Chester County Historical Society

    Focusing a spotlight on local history and handicrafts

    This gem of a small museum displays its permanent collections as regally and thoughtfully as any major museum. Exhibits afford a glimpse into the life of the early residents, the local iron industry and the artistry of the Welsh settlers who decorated furniture with a unique line and berry inlay design. The History Lab, a large room full of hands-on activities for tots through teens, is especially inviting, with its Chippendale-style chair to construct and a Civil War officer’s coat to don.

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  • Chestnut Hill Fall For The Arts Festival

    A picturesque fall festival of food, art, music and more

    Each year, Chestnut Hill welcomes autumn with the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival, a Sunday full of art, music, great food, boutique shopping and family fun.

    Sunday, October 5
    Each year, Chestnut Hill welcomes autumn with the Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival, a Sunday full of art, music, great food, boutique shopping and family fun.

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  • City Hall

    The largest municipal building in the country and the finest example of the Second Empire style

    Philadelphia City Hall

    City Hall is the largest municipal building in the United States, containing over 14.5 acres of floor space. It is an architectural treasure inside and out.

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  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

    1927 by Hermon Atkins MacNeil

    Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

    Completed in 1927, the twin 40-foot pylons by Hermon Atkins MacNeil were intended as a gateway to Parkway gardens. Though moved to the northern edge of the square, they still function as a ceremonial entrance to the upper Parkway.

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  • Clothespin

    1976 by Claes Oldenburg

    Oldenburg’s Clothespin outside City Hall

    Philadelphia’s City Hall has inspired many reactions, but perhaps none quirkier than Claes Oldenburg’s. City Hall is formal, ornate late 19th century. Oldenburg’s 45-foot steel Clothespin, directly across 15th Street, is sleek, ultramodern, whimsical. Everyone has an opinion about the Clothespin. What’s yours?

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  • Community Education Center

    Incubating artistry in West Philadelphia

    The Community Education Center is a non-profit serves as a support system for artists of all stripes, providing time, space and resources to Philly’s talented creative class.

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  • Concerts in the Park – Rittenhouse Square Summer Concert Series

    The series celebrates 24 years in 2014

    Rock out in Rittenhouse Square during the 24th annual “Concerts in the Park” series, sponsored by Philadelphia Weekly. The free concert series attracts thousands with live music from reputable local and national bands spanning musical genres from jazz to rock, country to R&B.

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  • Covenant

    1974 by Alexander Liberman

    Covenant by Alexander Liberman

    Forty-five feet high, the red tubes of Alexander Liberman’s steel structure span Locust Walk, creating a focal point for Penn’s residential area. As the title indicates, the artist wanted to convey a feeling of bonding together for a high purpose. Besides being a pioneer in large abstract sculpture, Liberman had a major impact on fashion publishing, serving as art director for Vogue and editorial director of Condé Nast Publications.

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  • Cowboy

    1908 by Frederic Remington

    Frederic Remington's Cowboy

    The only large bronze by famous Western artist Frederic Remington, the Cowboy stares toward the river while his steed shies from a precipice. Remington himself chose this dramatic setting. The work is easy to miss if you’re speeding by, but unforgettable once you’ve seen it.

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  • Crane Arts

    Warehouse space for contemporary arts

    Contemporary art flourishes at the Crane Arts building, a former plumbing warehouse that the building’s owners have restored into a haven for creative folks.

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  • Curio Theatre Company

    West Philly thespians

    The professional ensemble company dedicates itself to producing diverse and high-quality theatrical works at an affordable ticket price. Productions range from traditional Shakespeare to modern adaptations of old classics.

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  • Da Vinci Art Alliance

    Nurturing creation

    Founded in 1931 by a team of Italian-American artists, Da Vinci is a non-profit space dedicated to showcasing the best creative Philly has to offer.

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  • Danger Danger Gallery

    Underground sound

    The vibe here is one of a house party, but these aren’t your typical college bands. Great underground music, hipster clientele and a definitely unfancy feel make this a classic West Philly haunt. Tip: Grab a growler from Dock Street Brewery before heading to the BYOB show.

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  • DesignPhiladelphia

    Philadelphia’s city-wide celebration of design and innovation

    The Design Philadelphia logo

    October 9 – 17
    Every fall, the city celebrates the historic role of design in the region while showcasing the innovation yet to come during DesignPhiladelphia.

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  • Dilworth Park

    Undergoing renovations to become one of the city’s great green spaces

    Rendering of the renovated Dilworth Plaza, opening in 2014.

    Now open
    Located at the foot of City Hall, Dilworth Park Dilworth Park has undergone a major — and awesome — transformation into a modern and welcoming outdoor space.

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  • DiPinto Guitars

    Custom guitars for serious strummers

    Located a couple blocks from Fishtown’s main music drag, DiPinto Guitars began as a repair shop in 1995 before morphing into what it is today—a showroom for (sometimes bizarre) vintage guitars, as well as owner Chris DiPinto’s own creations.

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  • Dollar Days on the Avenue

    Explore Brewerytown and Girard Ave. for a steal

    Local Brewerytown businesses will be selling goodies for $1, $3 and $5 on four Thursdays this summer.

    Dollar Days on the Avenue finds businesses along the West Girard Avenue business corridor selling items for $1, $3 and $5 on four Thursday evenings throughout the summer.

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  • Doylestown Arts Festival

    Vendors, music and more

    Every September, along the streets of downtown Doylestown in Bucks County, exhibitors set up shop for a festival of handmade goods galore at the annual Doylestown Arts Festival.

    Every September, along the streets of downtown Doylestown in Bucks County, exhibitors set up shop for a festival of handmade goods galore at the annual Doylestown Arts Festival.

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  • Dream Garden

    Louis Comfort Tiffany meets Maxfield Parrish in a one-of-a-kind creation

    The Dream Garden

    One of only three such works ever undertaken by Tiffany Studios, the piece is comprised of 24 panels that took six months to install in its Philadelphia setting. In 1998, after the piece was put up for sale and casino magnate Steve Wynn attempted to purchase it, a citywide outcry nixed the deal, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts purchased its alumnus’ famous Dream Garden to make sure it would remain where it has always been.

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  • Duck Girl

    1911 by Paul Manship

    Duck Girl in Rittenhouse Square Park

    A young woman, classically draped (with a bit of strategic undraping), strides gracefully with a duck in one hand. No known symbolism invests this work; it’s just pleasant to look at. This is an early sculpture by Paul Manship, best known for his Prometheus in New York’s Rockefeller Center.

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  • Dupree Gallery

    Fine art made accessible by visual artist James Dupree

    This Queen Village institution was founded by artist James Dupree, who’s lauded for his accessible approach to running what many call “the people’s gallery.”

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  • Dylan Gallery

    Fine art on the Piazza

    This Piazza-located gallery focuses on architectural, functional and fine art, including furniture, housewares and jewlery.

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  • Eagle

    1904 by August Gaul

    The Eagle in Macy's Grand Court.

    German sculptor August Gaul’s 2,500-pound bronze bird came to America for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904. When John Wanamaker purchased it for his famous department store, he had to strengthen the floor with extra girders. Soon “Meet me at the eagle” became a catchphrase for Philadelphians as well as suburbanites who came downtown to shop.

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  • Eastern State Penitentiary

    Radical 19th century prison designed to create social change

    The looming exterior of Eastern State Penitentiary

    Eastern State Penitentiary set the standard for penal reform, with its soaring, castle-like Gothic architecture and its founders’ Quaker-inspired belief that solitary confinement could reform criminals.

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  • EKG Exhibition Space

    The intersection of art and technology

    The exhibitions and programs at this gallery showcase contemporary art that intersects with advances in science and technology—and all are free and open to the public. A recent expansion includes a program called Breadboard, an art-and-technology hybrid combining 3-D and a collaborative workshop.

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  • Electric Factory

    Supplying live music to Philadelphia for decades

    This four-decades-old live music hall occupies an actual former electric factory. Acts at the standing-room-only venue with a capacity for 2,500-3,000 people span all genres, from indie to pop to classic rock.

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  • Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial

    1933–1961

    On a strip of land between the Schuylkill River and Kelly Drive, the Samuel Memorial tells the story of American life through sculpture. Chosen by means of three international exhibitions, the artists included several European immigrants and one from North Africa — fitting for a monument that stresses the nation’s openness, democracy and creative energy. Most of the works are fairly traditional in style, but Jacques Lipchitz’s bold Spirit of Enterprise dominates the central terrace.

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  • Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum of Contemporary Art

    A hidden art oasis dedicated to a Philadelphia artist

    A sculptural work of art by Ellen Tiberino.

    There’s nowhere quite like this visually arresting shrine to late Philly artist Tiberino, whose unique style of sculpture and mural is spread throughout the space.

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