Old City Arts


Old City Arts

Old City Arts was formed in 1976 bringing together a rag tag group of individual visual artists, dancers, actors, musicians, writers, filmmakers, performers and inventors seeking “to enhance the integration of the arts into the life of this community [Old City] and Philadelphia as a whole.”

Old City Arts thrived for nearly 5 years organizing festivals and performances that celebrated collaboration, the creative process and the wonders of the neighborhood where they lived and worked. [Photos primarily by David Deakin and John Lafont as well as a nominal number Helen Jones and several others.]

The research for the OCA History Project is ongoing...

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