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Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

The People's Tower Workshops

May 30, 2017
Jun 02, 2017

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Reserve your spot today!  Workshops take place at 9:00am & 5:30pm daily. 


We are 1-year early…but we love a celebration! Join us as we celebrate PIFA 2018 with a week of free events to unite and inspire the entire community through interactive experiences, a star-studded public arts panel discussion, and a spirit of community.

Brought to Dilworth Park by internationally renowned French visual artist Olivier Grossetete in partnership with Kimmel Center, hundreds of Philadelphians will construct The People's Tower --  a huge edifice without any cement or bricks! 1,400 carboard boxes and 18 miles of masking tape will rise into an 88 foot monumental-community-performance-architectural structure evocative of Independence Hall.

Be part of an art project on a scale you’ve never seen!  All events are FREE and fun for all ages.

Create the Building Block Workshops - May 30 - Jun 2

Sign-up for one (or more!) of eight, 3-hour workshops to build the cardboard building blocks of The People's Tower, leading up to the ceremonial Dilworth Park erection and subsequent ceremonial demolition.

Reserve your spot today to be a part of our workshop


On June 3rd, the finished pieces will  be assembled into The People's Tower in Dilworth Park!

A new landmark for Philadelphia -- built by Philadelphians! Help build the fantastical, epic, temporary People's Tower and watch in amazement as it soars above Dilworth Park!

For more information on the June 3rd construction, CLICK HERE

On June 4th, attend "Art in Public Space"

Hear a panel of star-studded public artists, place makers, and arts administrators discuss dive in to what exactly is public space, and what it means to create art within it. Learn how public art is different from art presented in a traditional theater, and how it connects an audience.

For more information, CLICK HERE

On June 4th, stop by Dilworth Park to Topple The People's Tower!

Art is fleeting -- come demolish The People's Tower! Normally, audiences are advised not to touch the art, and certainly not to smash it.  But for the ceremonial toppling, touching will be necessary and trampling will be encouraged!

For more information, CLICK HERE



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