Community beautification can take on a lot of meanings – from community cleanups to tree plantings to public art.. which is why we’re so pleased to tell you about our involvement with the Destination Frankford project, spearheaded by the City of Philadelphia’s Planning Commission.
Destination Frankford was born out of Philadelphia 2035, the Commission’s recent city-wide comprehensive Plan. With funding from Art Place America, the Frankford project aims to use public art, including a sculpture at Womrath Park (the “gateway” to Frankford) and a “pop up” store and gallery for Frankford artists, to brand Frankford as a great neighborhood for entrepreneurs within the creative economy (makers and do-ers!). In doing so, Destination Frankford hopes to “enhance and expand the resources of the Frankford community.”
Keep Philadelphia Beautiful is thrilled to be a part of the Destination Frankford effort, and we encourage you to take a look at DestinationFrankford.com, where you’ll find updates on the project as well as profiles of Frankford artists and entrepreneurs.
Yep, we love all of Philly’s neighborhoods (and hope you do too!), and Destination Frankford is a great way to get to know one of them just a little bit better.