Art in the Open

Art in the Open: Returning September 2021

Art in the Open turns the Schuylkill River Banks into a public studio space in which artists explore new working methods, develop process-oriented works, and respond to the intersection of urban and natural environments. Showcasing the creative processes of 25 to 40 multidisciplinary professional artists, AiO puts a contemporary spin on the “pleinair” (open air) genre of art popularized in the mid-19th century. The free biennial event brings together printmakers, sculptors, media artists, environmental artists, choreographers, and more to create new work outdoors over the course of three days.

Art in the Open was founded by through a partnership between City Parks Association, Fairmount Water Works and The Center for Emerging Visula Artists.