UArts, DesignPhiladelphia Partner for 8th Annual Festival
City-wide celebration of all things design will take place October 10 - 14
October 4, 2012
DesignPhiladelphia, the city-wide celebration of all things design, kicks off its eighth year on October 10 with over 100 events and more than 400 participating designers. One of the largest events of its kind in the country, DesignPhiladelphia has been presented in partnership with the University of the Arts since 2010. This year's festival runs through October 14.
DesignPhiladelphia showcases the role that design has played historically in this region and celebrates Philadelphia’s contemporary significance as a center for creative advancement, bringing together individuals and organizations from across the design spectrum and building valuable community relationships.
The DesignPhiladelphia initiative unites the creative disciplines – from architecture to interior design, fashion to product design, multimedia to graphic design – reinforcing the message that Philadelphia is a rich resource for creativity, innovation and cultural vibrancy.
Organized by Programming Coordinator Jackie Starker BS '10 (Industrial Design), the festival includes a dynamic mix of open studios, exhibitions, lectures, runway shows, tours and workshops that take place in boutiques, galleries, museums, universities, warehouses and city streets. A vast majority of DesignPhiladelphia events are free and open to the public.