Marking the debut of a brand-new Public Art Bike Map, the Fairmount Park Art Association will host two days of twice-daily guided Public Art Bike Tours of Fairmount Park sculptures. Participants can choose from an easy, family-friendly 4-mile loop or a longer, more challenging 10-mile route that visits lesser-known sculptures in West Fairmount Park. Printed maps will be distributed at visitor centers and will be made available as a free download from the Museum Without WallsTM: AUDIO website. The tours are being offered in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
The Public Art Bike tour is FREE, but Cyclists must register in advance at www.museumwithoutwallsaudio.org; space is limited
Tours begin at the Iroquois sculpture, 24th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
Site Seeing: Rediscover Public Art This Spring! is presented in partnership with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, and has been supported by an Engage 2020 Innovation Grant. The Engage 2020 Innovation Grants Program is supported by The Wallace Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts and The Philadelphia Foundation, and is a program of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s research and marketing initiative Engage 2020.
About the Fairmount Park Art Association:
The Fairmount Park Art Association is the nation’s first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning. Founded in 1872 by concerned citizens who believed that art could play a role in a growing city, the Art Association initially focused on enhancing Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park with sculpture. The organization’s work soon expanded beyond the park to the city as a whole, and today the Art Association commissions, conserves, and interprets public art in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. The Fairmount Park Art Association works closely with the City’s Public Art Office, Fairmount Park, and other organizations and agencies responsible for placing and caring for outdoor sculpture in Philadelphia. Visit www.fpaa.org for more information about the Art Association, a public art map with descriptions of over 100 works of outdoor sculpture, and tips for learning about public art in Philadelphia and other cities.