2015 DesignPhiladelphia Kickoff Benefit + After Party

By Center / Architecture + Design (other events)

Wednesday, October 7 2015 6:00 PM 9:00 PM EST

Kick off the 11th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival amidst the treasured antiques in the showroom of The Liao Collection. Enjoy delicious offerings by 12th Street Catering, desserts by Chaat & Chai, an exclusive whiskey tasting from WhistlePig, and more — all while connecting with the leaders of Philadelphia’s creative industry.

Preview Pearl Street Passage - this year's marquee event! Be the first to explore 10 interactive installations along the 1100 block of Pearl Street before it opens to the public. Mix and mingle with the multi-disciplinary teams of architects, designers, artists, and builders who made it happen.

Tag your photos: #DesignPhilly and #PearlStPassage

FEATURING LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Worldtown Soundsystem, J.E.Kim, and 7textures

Join us in honoring Hilary Jay, creative visionary behind the first 10 years of DesignPhiladelphia, on the evening of Wednesday, October 7 at the Festival Kickoff Party & Benefit. Raise a glass to her decade-long vision and steadfast commitment to high quality design and designers throughout the City of Philadelphia and beyond. Her ingenuity, tenacity, and generosity are the reasons why DesignPhiladelphia is the movement it is today.

Presented by Center for Architecture, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The Trestle Inn | 339 N. 11th Street

Keep the party going at Philadelphia’s Home of Whiskey and Go-go. Featuring Funk ‘N Freestyle with j the audiophile, Go-go by the Trestle Specials and 16-oz cans from Old Forge Brewing Company.

After Party is FREE - Presented by The Trestle Inn

Marc Brownstein | Richard Davies | Antonio Fiol-Silva | Margie Gorman | Alan Greenberger | Paul Levy | Keith Mock | Anthony Naccarato | Stephen Pouppirt | Ivy Silver | Caroline Tiger | Eileen Tognini | Alina Wheeler | John Wind

Presented by: Knight Foundation
12th Street Catering
Brownstein Group
City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce
Groundswell Design Group
The Heads of State
Urban Engineers
Chaat & Chai
Liao Collection
WhistlePig Whiskey
Old Forge Brewing Company
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
Bergmann Associates
Provenance Companies
Campus Philly

About Pearl Street Passage
DesignPhiladelphia’s marquee event in 2015 is Pearl Street Passage, which will transform the 1100 block of Pearl Street in the Chinatown North/Callowhill neighborhood with 10 temporary installations from October 8-11. Led by Groundswell Design Group, the installations – created and built by multidisciplinary teams of Philadelphia-based artists, designers, makers and builders – will be experiential, educational, and fun. At its core, Pearl Street Passage is a place-making project intended to explore the possibilities for overlooked city space. Major support for Pearl Street Passage was provided by ArtPlace America and was made possible through the partnership of Philadelphia Center for Architecture, Asian Arts Initiative, and Friends of the Rail Park.

Image Courtesy of Groundswell Design Group

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