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Old City is Philadelphia’s hub for art and design.  This renowned arts district is home to more than 30 art galleries and home décor showrooms.  Be sure to experience all of the arts and culture the neighborhood has to offer. (*new to Old City Fest for 2019.)


The Center for Art in Wood will present live demos, crafts, and activities for the whole family in front of their large wood doors and inside their gallery.


Come out to watch The Clay Studio’s Wheel Battles as two artists at a time compete head to head on the potter’s wheel in competitions throughout the day!


The Impermanent Society of Philadelphia, an artist-run collective that promotes improvisational music and dance performance, has programmed a daylong concert of street performance. Sponsored by SUGARCUBE®, all performances will take place on the street in front of SUGARCUBE,124 N. 3rd Street. 


Additional Old City participants include:


Grossman Furniture


Old City Jewish Arts Center

Petit Jardin en Ville

Philadelphia Design District* (New)

Room 244* (New)


Plus, look out for other pop-up performances throughout the festival footprint, including Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, a Philadelphia-based, internationally touring physical performance ensemble. This performance is part of the City of Philadelphia’s Arts in Action initiative managed by the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.


For complete festival information, visit oldcitydistrict.org/oldcityfest.