After 25 days, 1,500 artists and more than 135 events, the City of Brotherly Love bids adieu to the Paris-inspired Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). But not without a bonne soirée! The inaugural festival responsible for bringing local and international artists—in almost every field imaginable—to Philadelphia is transforming The Avenue of the Arts … Continue reading Au Revoir PIFA
An infusion of Latin flavor is spicing up the Paris-inspired Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) on April 29. “Puentes/Bridges” features the collaboration of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Intercultural Journeys with the student musicians of Artistas y Musicos Latino-Americanos (AMLA), an organization dedicated to teaching and inspiring Latin music and dance throughout the Philadelphia … Continue reading PIFA Builds Puentes/Bridges
And we’re off! Last week, the spark of innovation, creativity and collaboration ignited the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) at the Kimmel Center with gravity-defying aerials by Grounded Aerial, a gala performance of Pulcinella by the Pennsylvania Ballet, and an 81-foot, 6,000-light-bulb replica of the Eiffel Tower. With over 1,500 artists and 135 … Continue reading PIFA: App(lause)
Commissioned by the Arden Theatre as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), the play Wanamaker’s Pursuit tells the story of a young Nathan Wanamaker’s arrival in Paris in search of the latest fashions for his family’s department store, and the unexpected discoveries of his journey. Though a work a fiction, the … Continue reading From Cuba to PIFA
Paris is a fashion capital of the world. To honor the artistry responsible for clothing royalty, supermodels and mere mortals, the Paris-inspired Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), explores Parisian fashion—past and present. First, Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design presents “Brave New World: Fashion and Freedom, 1911-1919.” See how … Continue reading PIFA: Fashion Forward
The African American Museum in Philadelphia exhibition honors Josephine Baker and other African Americans in Paris.
Philadelphia is not called the City of Brotherly Love for nothing! After years of courting LGBT travelers with the innovative “Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay®” tourism campaign, Philly became one of the top 10 most visited U.S. destinations by gay and lesbian travelers in 2010. With a welcoming Gayborhood, centered on 13th … Continue reading Philly: Get Your Culture Versatile
. Built to celebrate the 1889 World’s Fair, the Eiffel Tower was originally meant to stand for only 20 years. Now, explored by millions of people and considered the “most-visited paid monument in the world,” the Eiffel Tower has become the unequivocal symbol of Paris and all things Français. Over the last century, the iconic … Continue reading From World’s Fair to Art Festival
PIFA is inspired by art of Paris between 1910 and 1920
Philadelphia is hosting the first ever Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).