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Sculpture Zoo in Logan Circle, June 22nd

posted Jun 6, 2019, 11:26 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Jun 6, 2019, 11:29 AM ]



A family-friendly event that brings

public art to life with live animals,

free sculpture workshops and

demonstrations,and free ice cream.

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Association for Public Art (aPA), with support from Culture Republick Ice Cream, presents Sculpture Zoo in Logan Circle” on Saturday, June 22nd from 11am to 2pm. All are invited to enjoy free, fun-filled activities that will enliven Swann Memorial Fountain on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. “Sculpture Zoo” is presented in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.


Live animals – turtles, toads, and ducks – will be on site, inspired by the sculptures within the fountain. There will be animal sculpture demonstrations by Philadelphia-based artists and sculpture-making workshops for kids led by teaching artists.  To complement the summer event, Culture Republick will serve free samples of four different flavors of their probiotic ice cream.


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·       Live Animals: Turtles, toads, and water fowl will be stationed near their sculpture counterparts at Swann Memorial Fountain. Representatives from the Academy of Natural Sciences, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, and Cloverland Farms will be the animal handlers for the event.

·       Sculpture Workshops: Stop by any of three tents around Swann Memorial Fountain for artist-led sculpture making activities related to the existing sculptures and live animals. Participants will take their creations home and receive public art souvenirs, including customized sketchbooks and sculpture postcards.

·       Sculpture Demonstrations: Witness the unique sculpture-making process through sculpture demonstrations led by Philadelphia-based artists. The sculptors will share their unique techniques, working directly from life.

·       Listen to Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO: Public Art Ambassadors will offer information about Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO, aPA’s award-winning audio program that broadcasts fascinating stories about Philadelphia’s public art.

·       Free Ice Cream: Our Public Art Partner, Culture Republick, will be stationed nearby, serving free samples of four flavors of their light, probiotic ice cream: pistachio & salted caramel, chocolate & cherry, milk & honey, and cold brew & chocolate chip.