PopUp Place: The DesignPhiladelphia Festival Kick-off. Two Celebrations. Same Location. Benefit + Free Street Party, Wednesday, Oct. 10

Join DesignPhiladelphia for an evening of design exhibitions, fashion showcases, and outdoor revelry, set on the fringe of Northern Liberties at Provenance Architecturals, a 10,000 square-foot salvage warehouse. We’re kicking the festival off on Wednesday, October 10 with two back-to-back programs – a Cocktail Party + Benefit celebration (ticketed) that will roll into the free PopUp Place Street Party, igniting the 900 block of cobblestone Canal Street, at the doors of Provenance.

Inside Provenance Architecturals

COCKTAIL PARTY + BENEFIT >> 5:30 – 7:30pm

Come early and support DesignPhiladelphia. 

Explore Provenance Architecturals. Celebrate with the 2012 Design Champion Award winner – Dr. Amy Gutmann, President of the University of Pennsylvania. Indulge in fabulous fare from 12th Street Catering. Sip signature cocktails by Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Event proceeds support the Festival and DesignPhiladelphia’s year-round programming.


Free and open to the public. 

Build an interactive architectural structure with Public Workshop. Hangout in the pallet lounge by Bonzai Homes. Catch the So Re Fa fashion show produced by Arcadia Boutique. Experience /adaptations/- an exhibition on sustainable design. View outdoor projections by Matt Suib and Nadia Hironaka. Enjoy live music by Dani Mari and Reverend TJ McGlinchey.

Pitruco Pizza
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
Yards Brewery
With giveaways from Vitamin Water!



Get there.

Provenance Architecturals
912 Canal Street | Cross Street: Poplar
Free parking available | enter via Delaware Avenue
SEPTA >> Market Frankford Line >> Spring Garden Street Station
Buses 29, 43, 57
View in Google Maps >>

About Emaleigh Doley

Project Manager, DesignPhiladelphia. Emaleigh’s world revolves around communication, how we build connections, the stories we tell, and how we share them. She is keen on projects that interact with the public in new ways, cause a scene, work to build community or enhance city life (even greater if it’s all of the above). Learn more.


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