Exploring Philadelphia’s art scene

One of the best things about Philadelphia is that it’s a city that can be approached from many different angles.

Whether it be a gay party weekend, a historical discovery week or the ultimate art tour, Philly has a lot to offer. Though all approaches are entertaining in their own way, we highly recommend the latter, since the city’s art scene, with its solid base of museums, galleries and citywide art projects, is thriving.

Whether it’s because of its proximity to New York ( just one hour and 11 minutes on the Amtrac train), the cheap rents or the Percent for Art program (which they take very seriously), Philly’s art world is bursting at the seams — literally. The city is home to one of the largest collections of outdoor art in North America, and its core is known as the Museum without Walls.

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