Press Release: 6th Annual West Park Arts Festival
Press Release for the 6th Annual West Park Arts Festival
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Release: 6th Annual West Park Arts Festival
CONTACT: West Park Arts Fest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEST PARK ARTS FEST RETURNS TO FAIRMOUNT PARK
Philadelphia, PA - West Park Cultural Center is proud to present the 6th Annual West Park Arts Fest on
Saturday, June 8, 2013 with the theme "Friends Across Cultures." From 11:00 a. m. to 5:00 p.m. the
festival will celebrate and feature the richness of art and culture in Philadelphia and the resources that
reside in the Fairmount Park Centennial District. This free public event brings together more than 30 arts,
cultural, nature, science and community organizations from West Philadelphia and across the city to make
a truly unique event in Philadelphia. Attendees of all ages can enjoy a day of exciting creative talent and
interactive fun in Fairmount Park centered around and inside the School of the Future.
An estimated 2,000 are expected to attend this year’s event. Scheduled activities will include a youth
Chess Tournament hosted by ASAP. The Children's Pavilion will offer drawing and theatre workshops,
storytelling, science demonstrations, book giveaways, face painting, and more. Stages outdoors and
indoors will feature area musicians, vocalists, spoken word artists and dancers. Live music and dance
performances will be provided by more than 100 professional artists and 200 talented children and youth.
Back this year will be the free guided historical trolley tours of the Centennial District with Kathy Lee,
educator and Associate Producer of the Trudy Haynes Show. The tours will begin and end at the West
Park Arts Fest between 12:00 noon and 3:00pm. And throughout the day festival goers can browse and
shop at the many arts, craft, and food vendor stands.
West Park Cultural Center established West Park Arts Fest in 2008 and works closely with other cultural
and community organizations to bring this unique event to West Fairmount Park for the benefit of
surrounding communities as well as growing it to a city-wide cultural event. The 2013 festival is pleased
to have The Franklin Institute Science Museum and ArtsRising/Philadelphia Education Fund as key
planning partners. Other participating partners have included Mann Center for the Performing Arts,
Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia Zoo, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Kyo Daiko, Philadelphia
Museum of Art, Belmont Mansion, ArtsRising, Public Citizens for Children and Youth, West
Philadelphia Senior Community Center, Urban Suburban Film Festival, International Opera Theatre,
Philadelphia Parks Alliance, Settlement Music School/West Philadelphia Branch, Chosen Dance
Company, West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Tree House Books, and the Consulate General of Italy in
To learn more about the festival visit www.westparkcultural.org and West Park Arts Fest on Facebook.
To inquire about sponsorship, vendor, or volunteer opportunities call 215-473-7810 or email
West Park Cultural Center promotes a thriving West Park environment by using arts and culture as a
central tool that helps youth tap their creative and academic potential, and where residents can access the
arts, education, and other support programs that contribute to their personal development.