Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile— Old City, Philadelphia. This event highlights the region’s premier art and design district, showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries, theater, culture, history and architecture.
The Design Showcase, opening during Old City Fest is located in the Gerry Lenfest Gallery at The Center for Art in Wood. It will feature actual room settings created by Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design using an eclectic array of furnishings, objects and art exclusively from Old City shops and galleries.
The Center will also be presenting a tent in front of its large installation wooden doors, with items for sale and wood turning demonstrations on a lathe, featuring Suzanne Kahn and Derek Weidman. The Center’s Len Sherock Museum Store will also be open with fine art objects, handmade goods, toys, home decor, and more.
This event will also include a festival stage with live music, a design showcase installation, a kid’s zone, pop-up street performances, and a wide array of food, beverages, art, craft and retail shopping, with over 100 local vendors participating.
New this year, Philadelphia Independents is sponsoring Independents Row, a special designated area featuring Old City artists.