Sponsored Post – Park Towne Place: Art Acquisition Program – A call for all artists!


[Hey, artists–looking for a new place to show your work? Consider submitting to Park Towne Place. Details below. — the Artblog editors]


Park Towne Place is currently undergoing a full redevelopment program to create a revitalized property and once again be among the premier rental communities in Center City Philadelphia. This four tower rental property is located in the heart of the of Philadelphia’s Parkway Museums District. Built originally in 1957, the historic apartment complex is positioned across the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from some of the city’s most renowned art institutions. Park Towne Place is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the first mid-century modern multi-family residential complex in the Commonwealth to achieve this designation.

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The Towne Center’s ground level will be connected with a new open stairwell and include a market, artists’ studio, café, business lounge, and retail space.

The focus of the redevelopment effort is not only on improving the physical aspects of the property, but also to have Park Towne be fully integrated with the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and its thriving cultural institutions. A goal of the property is to have an ongoing art program, including both rotational and purchased pieces for the permanent collection. The owner, Aimco, will be purchasing a collection of original artwork to be publicly displayed on site and within the buildings’ common areas. A call of artist’s submissions is open now, please download the submission form here. A variety of media types are eligible for submission, including but not limited to: carving, fiber art, glass art, illustration, ink, metalworks, mixed media, mosaic, painting, pencil, photography, pottery, printmaking and sculpture. The permanent collection will include installations both on the interior and exterior site locations.

The deadline for submissions has been extended!

All artworks, along with completed Submission forms, must be submitted to Art1@Aimco.com

by February 9, 2015.


More about Park Towne

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A view into the Towne Center main level. A new open stairwell and skylight above will connect the main public spaces and bring natural light into the ground level.

In addition to the permanent art collection, the Site and Tower lobbies will incorporate rotating exhibitions throughout the year. The Tower lobbies will receive new lighting, gallery walls and sculpture displays allowing for premier exhibit space along The Parkway. The site has specific focal points within the landscape planned to receive both permanent and rotational sculptures. Public art events will occur for the unveiling of new exhibits.

The amenity spaces in the Towne Center will include a series of community spaces for art programs and events. There will be a Screening room designed for lectures and exhibition previews, with an adjacent Community Pub perfect for opening parties. An Art Studio will be located within the Towne Center, providing a flexible open work space for the residents with lockers, work benches and art storage area. The front space of the Art Studio will provide a gallery for resident art display facing the Towne Center’s Mainstreet corridor.

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The new Community Pub is located in the Towne Center, connected to the South Tower, providing a great location for opening parties.

Integrating the Arts is essential to tying Park Towne Place to the cultural fabric of The Parkway. Help this historic development thrive and submit your work today!

To learn more about the property and the community, please visit our website.

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The Towne Center’s ground level provides residents a concourse connecting the Pool Deck to retail amenities, artist studio, and a package center.
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The Leasing Office will be located in the South Tower’s main lobby and will boast a wide collection of permanent art.
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The Pool Deck faces sweeping views of downtown Philadelphia.
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Exterior sculpture locations are planned throughout the site, including integration with the new Pool Deck furnishings and landscape.
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The Pool Deck includes the Skyline Lounge, a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the city views.

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