Grounded Aerial performer in Philly
Photo courtesy of Grounded Aerial, GPTMC

This spring, the city best known for ringing the bell of liberty is pumping up its artistic volume with the first-ever Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).   From April 7 to May 1, 2011, all the city’s a stage celebrating the partnership between local and international talent, and traditional and innovative artistry.

With performances and presentations featuring virtually every artistic genre—music, dance, theatre, fashion, visual arts, puppetry, circus arts and many more—PIFA has your interests covered.  Over the three-week festival, join 1,500 artists in discovering 31 commissioned new works at 135 events based on PIFA’s principles of collaboration, creativity and innovation. Whether you’re a novice or seasoned art aficionado, make Philadelphia your artistic home this April.  To learn more about performances, schedules and travel packages, follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter or at

Stay tuned as Traveling IQ explores the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts through May 1, with PIFA’s support.

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