ANNOUNCING the DesignPhiladelphia 2016 Festival Schedule!

By Sharon Leshner on Aug 11, 2016

The 12th Annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival events are up! This year’s theme is HOME. In 2016, the DesignPhiladelphia festival will focus on events and programs that demonstrate how design can strengthen our connections to places, to ourselves, and to each other. From October 6th-16th universities, cultural institutions, city agencies, retailers, manufacturers and startups across the region participate in close to 100 events on topics spanning all design disciplines. All DesignPhiladelphia events are open to the public and a majority are free of charge. There will be no programming on October 11th and 12th in observance of Yom Kippur. Sneak peak of... Read Full Story

2016 DesignPhiladelphia Kickoff Party

By Elizabeth Paul on Jul 13, 2016

This year's DesignPhiladelphia Kickoff Party is definitely one for the masses. Presented by our title sponsor, Philadelphia University, this party is sure to be jam-packed with those in the design community know. Our super low early bird ticket price of $40 makes this year's event something everyone can attend. Hosted in the expansive warehouse of Provenance, the premiere destination for one-of-a-kind architectural salvage, located at 1801 N. American Street, #1E in Fishtown. Littered with architectural relics, the venue is sure to delight the senses and perhaps spark a little creativity. Buy your ticket before July 31 to take advantage of... Read Full Story

40 Local Artists and Designers to Follow on Instagram

By Sharon Leshner on Dec 3, 2015

Signs of Change Exhibition for DesignPhiladelphia. Image Credit: Chris Kendig Photography

Throughout DesignPhiladelphia, local organizations, Here's My Chance + Street Dept. presented a collection of 60 "Vote Here" signs as a part of the project, Next Stop: Democracy. Together, these artists' "Vote Here" signs created a 1-day, pop-up art installation across Philadelphia on Election Day, November 3rd. The signs were placed outside of polling locations around the city in an effort to celebrate civic engagement and shout out with art where to vote. Their DesignPhiladelphia exhibition was a huge success, and left the audience wanting more. Though the signs are no longer on display, you can still get your fill of... Read Full Story