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Arts & Culture

Art Commission

The Art Commission is Philadelphia’s design review board. It must approve the design of all construction projects located on City property or funded with City money. The Commission must also approve the design of anything constructed or installed on or over the public right-of-way as well as all public art to be acquired by the City or placed on public property.

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Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy

Focusing on supporting the City's thriving cultural and creative sector, and sharing stories of the people and products that drive its growth.

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Mural Arts

Uniting artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives.

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Public Art in Philadelphia

Commissioning new works of public art and overseeing the preservation and maintenance of the City's public art collection.  We also facilitate temporary art initiatives with non-profits and other organizations by providing public partnership and support.

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Asian American Affairs

Identifies issues important to the community, collaborating with other organizations working on common issues and making recommendations after soliciting input from variety of sources and put into action what is feasible within its purview.

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Presidents House

A commemorative, open-air installation marks the site where the nation’s first two presidents, George Washington and John Adams, served their terms of office and began to shape the executive branch of government.

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Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

Acting as the steward of the Delaware River waterfront to provide a benefit to all of the citizens and visitors of the City. Organized to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia between Oregon and Allegheny Avenue.

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Art in City Hall

The Art In City Hall program presents exhibitions that showcase contemporary artwork by professional and emerging Philadelphia visual artists.

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Virtual City Hall

Displaying a brief history, photos, feature description, and in some cases a 360-degree panoramic view of the space in City Hall.

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Cable TV - Channel 64

Streaming live content from the City of Philadelphia.

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Faith Based Initiatives

Promoting positive aspirations and hope among residents; and rekindling community linkages that support successful planning and following through regarding residents’ community reintegration.

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Historical Commission

Responsible for ensuring the preservation of that collection of historic resources including buildings, structures, sites, objects, interiors, and districts.

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Parks & Recreation

Promoting the wellbeing of the City, its citizens and visitors, by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, historically significant resources, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, along with enriching cultural and environmental programs.

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PhillyHistory (Records)

Housing one of the country's largest municipal archives, with about 2 million photographs, dating from the late 1800's. Discover gorgeous images of Philadelphia, its industry, architecture, culture, and people.

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