May 30, 2017 | 9:00am–9:00pm EDT Past Event

PIFA Preview Celebration with the Kimmel Center

The Kimmel Center is celebrating PIFA 2018 one year early with week-long festivities to unite and inspire the entire community through free, interactive experiences and a spirit of community.

Brought to Dilworth Park by internationally-renowned French visual artist Olivier Grossetete in partnership with the Kimmel Center, hundreds of Philadelphians will construct The People’s Tower—a huge edifice without any cement or bricks! 1,400 cardboard boxes and 18 miles of masking tape will rise into an 88-foot monumental community-performance-architectural structure evocative of Independence Hall.

Be part of an art project on a scale you’ve never seen! All events are FREE.

Create the Building Blocks!

May 30–June 2, 2017 | 3-hour workshops, Wilma Theater

Build the cardboard building blocks of The People’s Tower leading up to the ceremonial Dilworth Park erection and subsequent ceremonial demolition.

Build The People’s Tower!

June 3, 2017 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Dilworth Park

A new landmark for Philadelphia—built by Philadelphians! Help build the fantastical, epic, temporary People’s Tower and watch in amazement as it soars above Dilworth Park!

Art in Public Space: A Public Forum

June 4, 2017 | 2 p.m., Kimmel Center

Hear a panel of star-studded public artists, place makers, and arts administrators dive into what exactly is public space and what it means to create art within it. Learn how public art is different from art presented in a traditional theater and how it connects an audience.  Panelist include members from INSITU and Jane Golden, Mural Arts Philadelphia.

Topple The People’s Tower!

June 4, 2017 | 7 p.m., Dilworth Park

Art is fleeting—come demolish the Tower!