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Many visitors to the City of Brotherly Love come for the history and fall for the culture. Philadelphia is home to the oldest art school in the United States, and the city has become known for its diversity. From fostering the fine arts to showcasing more public art than any other city, Philadelphia’s art scene is one to watch out for.
Showcasing contemporary artists, with a focus on Philadelphia talent, the Paradigm gallery space is run by artists encouraging other artists to exhibit their works. Their unique exhibitions are designed to be accessible and affordable to the community, both locally and globally. They have extended the gallery’s accessibility by creating a heavy social media presence and a collaborative project with HAHA Magazine.
A contemporary photography studio, the PPAC offers exhibition space along with workshops and lectures. It provides the public with tools for creating better photography and showcases seasoned and promising photographers. Engaging the local audience is a big priority; each year the PPAC has a ‘Philadelphia Photo Day,’ during which everyone is encouraged to take a photograph and submit it for an exhibition of each image.
The American Institute of Graphic Arts Philadelphia Space is a multi-functional location, providing a meeting hub for members of AIGA in addition to a gallery for exhibitions aiming to serve and educate the community. Heading to an event here is a great way to get to know the visual arts in the area.