Wonderspaces, unique and new to the region's art scene, is launching this fall at Fashion District Philadelphia.
Wonderspaces reinforces the property's diverse blend of entertainment and will complement the project's dynamic tenant mix, and community programming across style, dining, entertainment, arts, and culture uses.
Wonderspaces works with artists from around the world to present art shows that everyone can enjoy as a place to connect with friends and family. With more than two hundred and fifty thousand visitors at its previous performances in San Diego and Scottsdale, Wonderspaces will open its first Philadelphia exhibition in December 2019. "Our new home at The District marks our first permanent location in the center of a metropolitan area," said Jason Shin, Wonderspaces' co-founder, and President. "We believe taking art in non-traditional places is a key part of inviting new audiences. And exploring how we can make art more accessible is core to our mission and values."
The addition of Wonderspaces is based on $1 million worth of commissioned artwork in the fashion district in partnership with the Philadelphia Restructuring Authority's Percent for an Art project. The works can be found in the county's nine exhibition halls, which showcase masterpieces by local and international artists from a variety of disciplines. The diverse collection of works of art will range from large scale 2-D and 3-D sculptures, graphic drawings, and photographs to several modern frescoes.
The county will be launched on September 19, 2019, followed by an annual series of new projects in 2019 and 2020. Opening of new venues will continue on November 2019, when several entertainment tenants, including AMC theaters and the first round, will open their practical proposals to the general public. Wonderland spaces are expected to follow shortly afterward, in December.
Fashion District Philadelphia is the first of its kind to offer a robust shopping and entertainment experience in downtown Philadelphia. The district, covering three city blocks, will include more than 800,000 square feet of dynamic offerings, including the flagship, traditional full price, off-price and branded retail, dinner and entertainment, along with public art and emerging cultural events.