Projects: Community Development
the Open Philadelphia
(AiO) is a citywide biennial event that celebrates artists and their
inspirations for creating art in the urban environment. AiO
turns the Schuylkill River Banks into open air studios for a selected group of
juried artists to explore new working methods, develop process-oriented
projects, and respond to the intersection of urban and natural environments.
Urban Arboreta: transforming ground will transform urban vacant lots into self-sustaining and environmentally sound models for nursery production. Urban Arboreta will have a strong community focus, offering educational programs and opportunities for professional job training in the nursery trade, benefiting the ecological, social and economic health of Philadelphia's neighborhoods.