Tracing in Look on Lancaster Avenue
To begin to restore West Philadelphia's Lancaster Avenue Corridor and support the creative talents of its residents, Drexel University, in partnership with the University City District, the People's Emergency Center and Powelton-Mantua community arts groups, is sponsoring a public art project: LOOK! on Lancaster Avenue. This project will run from September 30-November 30, 2011, and will take place in various locations along the Lancaster Avenue Corridor, starting at 34th Street and extending westward to 41st Street.
LOOK! will feature art placed in the windows and storefronts of vacant buildings along Lancaster Avenue; group art shows in existing galleries or public spaces; and public performances at various locations along Lancaster Avenue. As Drexel University embarks on an extensive program of urban revitalization in Powelton and Mantua, LOOK! provides a unique opportunity for West Philadelphia residents to come together in a celebration of creativity and innovation. The project's goals are to encourage public participation and social interaction; serve as a catalyst for business and culture along the Lancaster Avenue Corridor; and help engender a sense of civic pride and community spirit among the residents of the Corridor neighborhoods.