GroundSwell is committed to showcasing how the arts positively impact our communities, and Philadelphia’s vast collection of public art is an integral part of the Philadelphia landscape that enhances our surroundings and is part of the fabric of the city! Each week we will spotlight one of the great pieces of public art that lives in our city. Today, we spotlight “Sleeping Woman” by Stephen Berg and Tom Chimes.

Art-Reach Launches ACCESS Admission Program

Beginning this fall, ACCESS Cardholders (Pennsylvania residents who monitor their government issued cash and food benefits with an EBT card) are invited to visit museums, science centers, gardens and historic sites at a deeply discounted rate. ACCESS cardholders can get admission to participating venues for just $2.


People's Emergency Center (PEC) is hosting this family-friendly, free event today, July 19th, starting at noon.

All of Philly's On Stage at This Year's Fringe Festival

1.5 million Philadelphians will be represented on stage this September during the 2014 Fringe Festival in the interactive theater piece, "100% Philadelphia."

Improving Literacy & Learning through Cooking

The Free Library of Philadelphia's new Culinary Literacy Center not only teaches cooking skills, but also helps improve reading, math, and science skills.

The Force Field Poject Takes Over Kensington

The two-day art and music festival is happening in Kensington this weekend!

More Bike Parking & Pedestrian Hangouts in Philadelphia?

City Council is set to vote this week on a bill aimed at increasing bike parking and pedestrian hangouts.

Curtis Institute Launching ArtistYear This Fall

The Curtis Institute of Music is launching a new program this fall that encourages young people to engage in national service.

Philadelphia's First Ever Creative Strength Swap

On June 21st, members of Philadelphia's creative community will come together to exchange skills, resources, and knowledge.

Defining A Hopeful City Through Art

BuildaBridge and The Office of Arts, Culture & the Creative Economy are presenting an exhibit at City Hall that helps define what makes a city "Hopeful."