In addition, GEDŌ will be hosting a variety of other events throughout the year, including a First Friday opening in March, a special addition to The Trenton Ave. Arts Festival in May, Philly Open Studio Tours in October, and more! We are also in the process of expanding our team, starting up a new website, and applying for arts grants so that we can continue doing even bigger and better things in Philadelphia.
“The enemy of movement is skepticism. Everything that has been realized comes from dynamism, which comes from spontaneity.” - Anonymous graffiti, Paris 1968
Have an amazing year!
Photo By Jason Flax of Jibe Design, a participating artist.
By partnering with GEDŌ as a sponsor for the first annual ENDANGEREDCITY, you or your business would be participating in an innovative event that promises to gain an even greater following in future years. This is an opportunity to give back to the Philadelphia community while having your presence at a benefit event which supports local artists, celebrates our cultural past, present, and future, and helps to protect the wonderful historical architecture in our city.
Individual or Business (Minimum $100 Donation)
- Invitation to the ENDANGEREDCITY VIP auction preview/cocktail hour for sponsors and artists
- Complimentary entrance to ENDANGEREDCITY
- Listed as a contributor on our Sponsors board at ENDANGEREDCITY
- One year membership to The Preservation Alliance ($35 Value)
All donations are tax deductible.
For the appropriate forms and information regarding the addressing of checks, contact Adam Piazza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Benefit for The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia
Submission Deadline: November 15th
Opening Reception: December 10th
Location: Globe Dye Works, Philadelphia
We live in a beautiful, precious, and endangered city; one that is rich with significant and profane historical architecture. It can easily become just another part of the visual background as we move about our lives. For many, the architectural relics Philadelphia possesses are sources of great inspiration. They give us creative and adventurous energy. They remind us to have integrity in our work. They drive us to explore. Our collective past as a city, and as a culture, is embedded in and experienced through our physical history. It is imperative to celebrate and protect these places.
The intent of this show is trifold: to deliver a challenge to local artists, architects, historians, and urban explorers to express the inherent inspiration to be found in Philadelphia's physical history; to encourage public awareness of endangered historic architecture; and to donate 50% of proceeds from sold artwork to The Preservation Alliance's Advocacy Fund. Artworks will be bid on through a silent auction during the opening reception.
Submissions may relate to a building that is either on any of The Preservation Alliance's "Endangered Properties Lists", a historically significant building that has been demolished or will soon be demolished (particularly encouraged) in the Philadelphia region, or any historical building(s), neighborhood, landscape, detail, or space which resonates with the artist.
All media accepted. Please send links to work or no more than (3) images at (150)dpi to email@example.com with "EndangeredCity_YOURNAME" in the subject line. Submissions should include a brief personal statement about yourself, the inspiration for the work, and why preserving Philadelphia's historic architecture matters to you.