Open Source, week three. We are gearing up for a giant week, with parties, lectures, and tours galore, so here’s a day-by-day guide of all things Open Source.
Tonight, join us from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Great Stair Hall of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to hear street artist Shepard Fairey talk about the influential work of Jasper Johns. The talk is free after the museum’s pay-what-you-wish entry.
Can’t make it to Shepard’s talk tonight? You can catch him and Rich Miner (co-founding entrepreneur of Android and Google Ventures) on Thursday morning at The Fillmore Philadelphia for Free License, a discussion of how and why Rich and Shepard made their intellectual property available to everyone.
Friday starts a weekend of parties and tours. Start your Friday afternoon by swinging by the northern artworks of Open Source. The Open Source North Trolley Tour covers projects by Jennie Shanker, Keir Johnston & Ernel Martinez, Shinique Smith, Shepard Fairey, and more. You can purchase a standalone ticket or a North & South combo ticket, for more tour fun later in the month.
After you’ve toured the work, grab a cup of coffee, and refuel for the Philly DJ Mural Block Party Redux, held on 13th Street between Walnut St and Sansom St. Party with us from 6 pm to 10 pm on Friday, as we celebrate the big finale to the Philly DJ Mural Project, a yearlong program with a creative spin on music education for youth. Celebrate Shepard Fairey’s new mural, honoring Philly’s rich DJ history, and dance for hours to jams from Rich Medina, Cosmo Baker, Statik Selektah, and Scratch Academy.
You’ve danced the night away, but don’t sleep in too late on Saturday morning, or you’ll miss the Open Source South Trolley Tour, where you can see projects byHeeseop Yoon, Odili Donald Odita, Michelle Angela Ortiz, the Dufala Brothers (who are also doing an Open Pour), and more.
If you’re hungry at the end of the tour, head over to the Hub Space, and grab food and coffee from Milk + Sugar, who are popping up with us from October 14-18. In addition to their fantastic pastries and coffee, Milk + Sugar is serving soup, brisket on a biscuit, and a savory pudding.
And now that you’re rested, walk back to PAFA for Unwinding the Labyrinth at 2 pm.Join in as multimedia artist Sam Durant—whose work is influenced by American history, culture, and politics—and special guests Timothy Phillips (co-founder, Beyond Conflict), Maria Gaspar (founder and lead artist, 96 Acres), and filmmaker Darius Monroe have a conversation about the many new and innovative ways creative thinkers and leaders are challenging the public’s perception of mass incarceration and raising awareness about the ripple effect on society.
Your weekend isn’t over yet! For Sunday afternoon, you have two great choices: head north for a block party with Open Source artists Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez or stay in Center City and take a walking tour with photojournalist Conrad Benner of famed Philly street art photo-blog Streets Dept.
Did you join us this week? Don’t forget to tag your pics on social media with #OpenSourcePHL as you’re out and about with us! And a special tip for all of you - a little birdie told me that if you follow #muralremix, you'll find a fun activity happening this weekend.