Early Bird Tickets Now Available for our 10th Anniversary Popup Place Kickoff Party + Benefit

By Katrina Virbitsky on Jul 10, 2014

DesignPhiladelphia's 10th anniversary festival launches on the evening of October 8th with an experiential benefit and cocktail party not-to-be-missed! This year's kick off is hosted by Emmy Award-winning digital agency Bluecadet in their new 8,400 square-foot design headquarters in Fishtown - a neighborhood that has quickly become a Philadelphia design destination. PopUp Place guests will explore how inspired design intersects cutting-edge technology and enjoy delicious food and drink while mingling with designers and creatives, movers, and shakers. Read Full Story

Pearl Street Cleanup with Rick Lowe and Asian Arts Initiative

By Katrina Virbitsky on Jul 9, 2014

As part of Asian Arts Initiative’s residency with Rick Lowe and the Pearl Street Project, AAI is hosting a series of community-sourced weekly mini-events along Pearl Street throughout the summer. The series is designed to activate the alley with creative ideas from the Chinatown North and Callowhill communities, and is meant to encourage neighbors and visitors to get together to share and exchange talents and interests. Read Full Story

Storefront Challenge 2014!

By Katrina Virbitsky on Jul 8, 2014

The City of Philadelphia Commerce Department and the Community Design Collaborative seek nominations to identify the most distinctive, recently improved storefronts in Philadelphia. Nominations should be submitted online using this form. Entries will be evaluated by a jury consisting of economic development and design professionals, and the winning projects will be recognized at a ceremony on October 14. The event will highlight businesses that have demonstrated care and uniqueness in how they represent themselves to their customers and the public through their storefronts. Read Full Story