Art-Reach Unveils Fall Festival Line-up

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A celebration of arts access and Art-Reach’s network of human-service agencies, cultural organizations and friends.

“The Fall Festival will be a great event that friends and families of all ages can enjoy.”

Art-Reach, a Philadelphia based non-profit that connects underserved audiences to artistic experiences , announced today the entertainment, food vendors, and sponsors for their Fall Festival. Held on Sept. 29, 2013 on the grounds of Ridgeland Mansion in West Fairmount Park, the Art-Reach Fall Festival celebrates 27 years of service in the Greater Philadelphia region, and the human-service agencies, cultural organizations and friends that continue to drive the non-profit organization’s mission deeper into underserved communities.

The all-inclusive Fall Festival will feature live entertainment, including performances by Art-Reach members Creative Kids Club Hoop Starz and Germantown Recovery Choir, as well as local musicians Kwesi Kankam, and the Kruno Spisic Gypsy Jazz Trio. Interactive arts activities will be led by Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art teaching artists.

The Fall Festival will highlight several local food trucks, including Vernalicious (2012 Vendy winner), Farm Truck Philly, Hot Diggity, The Tot Truck, and Sweetbox Cupcakes.

“Art-Reach is thrilled to partner with our generous sponsors, our collaborators in the cultural community, and of course our friends throughout the social service community on this new Festival to bring together everyone we work with throughout the year in celebration of arts access,” says Marion Young, Executive Director of Art-Reach. “The Fall Festival will be a great event that friends and families of all ages can enjoy.” The 2013 sponsors include Independence Foundation, Susquehanna Bank, Virginia & Harvey Kimmel, The Philadelphia Foundation, Your Part-Time Controller, Slice Communications, UBER, Spodee, and Victory Brewing Company.

All proceeds from the Fall Festival will directly support Art-Reach’s programs, and the continued success of their mission to increase accessibility of the arts and culture in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Fore more information about Art-Reach and the Fall Festival, please visit http://www.art-reach.org/.

About Art Reach: Art-Reach is a Philadelphia based non-profit established in 1986 to make the arts of our region more accessible to people that lack access to our cultural organizations because of a disability, economic disadvantage, or other adversity. Through ticketed live arts events, on-site workshops, and a fine art placement program, Art-Reach empowers over 17,000 traditionally under-served individuals, of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to creatively participate in their communities, every year. For more information about how to get involved with or support Art-Reach, visit http://www.art-reach.org/.

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