The first weekend in May is when cities worldwide participate in Jane’s Walk – an annual festival of free, community-led walking conversations inspired by urban planning activist Jane Jacobs. In lieu of walking together in person, we’ll come together virtually for a Philly experience!
On Saturday, May 2nd at 2pm, join us for a virtual Jane’s Walk tour of public art along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway – an outdoor museum! – on our Instagram or Twitter feeds. We’ll “walk” together down the Parkway, highlighting a number of artworks from Alexander Milne Calder’s William Penn atop City Hall to Mark di Suvero’s Iroquois near the Philadelphia Museum of Art. We’ll share interesting stories behind significant outdoor sculptures along the boulevard and answer your questions in real time.
We have always been dedicated to bringing you free and high-quality cultural content. Your support ensures that aPA continues to provide Art for Everyone, Anytime.
ABOUT JANE’S WALK
Jane’s Walks are free, public walking tours towards community-based city building. Jane’s Walk is a global movement of free, locally led walking tours inspired by the legacy of writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs. Walks aim to elevate the voices of citizen experts, in dialogue on building a better city – in person, on the street, in real time. Last year, there were thousands of walks in 245 cities around the world. janeswalkphl.org
ABOUT ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC ART (aPA)
The Association for Public Art (aPA, formerly Fairmount Park Art Association) commissions, preserves, interprets, and promotes public art in Philadelphia. The aPA is the nation’s first private nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a “Museum Without Walls” that informs, engages, and inspires diverse audiences. Established in 1872, aPA integrates public art and urban design through exemplary programs and advocacy efforts that connect people with public art. associationforpublicart.org