The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show has been a Philadelphia tradition for decades. 89 years strong, it is now the nation’s oldest outdoor
original art show! Occurring this weekend, Friday September 16th, through Sunday, September 18th, it is the perfect way to spend a gorgeous weekend outdoors.
For the event, the entirety of Rittenhouse Square is covered by vendors, shoppers, and spectators. The environment is extremely calm and quaint, a sharp contrast to the bustling city life. There are over 100 different vendors who each have their own unique style and personal talents. From painting, abstract art, surrealism, sculpture, to water color mediums, there is an extremely diverse array of artistic abilities and talents displayed. Temple student and art minor Kat Price mentioned, “I wish I brought my sketchbook, I feel so inspired!”
The event begins at 11 AM and ends at 6 PM on Saturday, and begins at 11 AM and ends at 5 PM on Sunday. Students can easily take the subway to the City Hall station and it is about a 10 minute walk from there to Rittenhouse Square. To learn more about the event and the artists visit rittenhousesquareart.com.
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