Enjoy a free public art bike ride exploring outdoor sculptures in West Fairmount Park and along Kelly Drive on June 17th or July 22nd. This is an approximately 10.5-mile loop that will begin and end at Iroquois Park at 24th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, near Iroquois and Symbiosis. The tour will highlight Martin Puryear’s Pavilion in the Trees (1993) and his newly-installed Big Bling (2016) on Kelly Drive, both brought to Philadelphia by aPA.
Please bring a water bottle, a light snack, and helmet. If you do not bring your helmet, you will not be able to participate. These tours are recommended for urban cyclists with some experience riding on busy streets or in traffic. Registration is required and space is limited!
Along Kelly Drive between Fountain Green Drive and the Connecting Railway and Girard Avenue Bridges
The Association for Public Art, working with New York’s Madison Square Park Conservancy in a first-time collaboration, has brought internationally acclaimed artist Martin Puryear’s Big Bling to Philadelphia as a temporary installation on Kelly Drive.
Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River, south of the Girard Avenue Bridge
The Association for Public Art established and maintains the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial. The Memorial includes three terraces and seventeen sculptures that were commissioned over a period of thirty years.