Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Gary P. Steuer, Chief Cultural Officer and Director of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, announced the creation of newly renovated, environmentally friendly administrative offices including an 800 square foot gallery, The Art Gallery at City Hall, created to further enliven historic City Hall and connect the public with the arts.
The Mayor said,
“Philadelphia is one of the foremost creative cities in the world. This new public gallery and central office for the creative economy demonstrate the importance of arts and culture to our city, to our residents and to this Administration.”
The Art Gallery at City Hall, created to further enliven historic City Hall and connect the public with the arts.
On the Rise, the inaugural exhibition for The Art Gallery at City Hall, is a collaboration with Center for Emerging Visual Artists, InLiquid and Philadelphia Sculptors, and the exhibit features twelve Philadelphia artists. It will run from June 17 to August 6, 2010.
The construction of The Art Gallery at City Hall and the Offices for the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy was made possible through a generous contribution from the PNC Arts Alive initiative. PNC Arts Alive is a five-year, $5 million initiative from the PNC Foundation to help increase access to the arts, and help arts organizations expand and engage audiences throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.