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The ceiling of the Germantown Town Hall Rotunda

Hidden City Festival 2013 — A spirited new Germantown Town Hall

Beginning May 23rd, artists became community organizers at the Hidden City Festival’s “Germantown City Hall” project, which opened inside the historic, long-abandoned Germantown Town Hall. “A lot of people have been asking, ‘Are you rehabbing the space?’ That’s been the top question,” said Meredith Warner, a member of the Germantown artists’ collective known as Think Tank that has yet to be named. More than a simple architectural renovation, however, Think Tank and Oakland-based artist Jacob Wick are activating the Town Hall building as a community gathering site for the duration of the 2013 Hidden City Festival (May 23 to June ... More » »

The interior of the rotunda of Germantown Town Hall, built in 1854 and rebuilt in 1923, the location of artist Jacob Wick’s communal space project. Photo by Peter Woodall

Hidden City festival returns next month with an emphasis on the audience

—Sam tells us about Hidden City Philadelphia, the upcoming festival that unites art and Philadelphia’s hidden architectural gems.–theartblog editors————— Philadelphia isn’t just a place for idle “ruin porn” gazers anymore. This summer, old, forgotten buildings and historic locations around the city will be brought to life for everybody’s eyes during the Hidden City Philadelphia Festival, the second such event in four years. Speaking at the Festival’s kick-off press conference, Peter Woodall, outreach director of Hidden City Philadelphia said that his festival, with nine projects in aging architectural landmarks throughout the city, goes much further than ruin porn.  “There is a value ... More » »