Fine Art Show, Since 1932, Rittenhouse Sq.


This bi-annual event was originally referred to as the “Clothesline Show” back in the 1930s when Philadelphia art students first found Rittenhouse Square to be the perfect place to exhibit their work.  They tied clothes lines between the trees and hung up their art with clothes pins.  And here it is, 75 years later, and it’s “become the oldest continuously run outdoor art show of original artwork in the entire country”.¹

If you want to know more about the history of this and see some great photographs of the Rittenhouse Square Art Show from the ’30s up until now, click on the link below:



Art show on the left (AND in the church in the background) and the weekly saturday farmer’s market on the right.


The park.  It was a beautiful day, not much warmer that 65 degrees.

~ by amegan_finds_art_in_philly on September 15, 2007.

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