Rittenhouse Fine Art Show believes in the premise that we are all creative. At each of our shows you can visit our Community Outreach Partners in the center of Rittenhouse Square. See how these dynamic organizations are working creatively to make a more connected and vibrant Philadelphia.
June 2020 Community Outreach Partners
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Below, read an account from a newsletter produced by one of Philadelphia's most active community supported arts organizations, Portside Arts Center. Portside students participated in the September 2019 Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, and will be back in September 2020.
Portside Takes On Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show
(excerpts from PAC's September 2019 newsletter)
This past weekend, September 13th to September 15th, Portside Arts Center had the pleasure and great honor of participating in the 92nd annual Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show. This is the third year in a row that students from Portside's After School Arts Program have been invited to partake in the event, which includes over 140 critically acclaimed artists exhibiting their artwork in the historical park in Center City.
This year, the students from the After School Arts Program did something special for the show. They each received their own unique piece of wood cut from trees in the Poconos. On these pieces of wood, each child created a painting using a watercolor wash for the background, and scenes from nature in the foreground including images of plants and animals. They proved to be very popular among passersby, who were drawn in and intrigued by the materials and concepts of the pieces. We had many familiar faces come through the show, including some of our students and their families. A few of the students even conducted live on site painting projects!
"When you sell a piece, you feel like you're a part of something
bigger than yourself," said Maya L. about having her
artwork in the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show.
Portside wants to thank everyone involved in the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, and everyone who came to support us and the young artists of our After School Arts Program. We are fortunate to have such an encouraging and caring community of artists, families and individuals involved with Portside.