The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show (RSFAS), uniquely distinguished as the oldest outdoor art show in the nation, will bring the healing power of art to all with a virtual event September 10-13, 2020. The 93 year-old tradition of annually sharing original fine art in Rittenhouse Square of center-city Philadelphia will be transformed to an online art exhibition. The virtual format will allow art patrons to visit the show while social-distancing, and moreover, to reap the invigorating, inspiring and empowering effects that art can have on the viewer.
The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show: September 2020 Virtual Edition will feature the work of 101 jury-selected professional artists from all over the U.S. and Canada. Artwork will be available for purchase throughout the weekend on the RSFAS online gallery at www.rittenhousesquareart.com. Special artists’ appearances, such as art technique demonstrations, artist interviews, and interactive art sessions will occur virtually throughout the event.
The Show began its history in 1928 by a handful of local art students exhibiting art on clotheslines in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. The popularity of the “Clothesline Show” grew, and the show became an annual Philadelphia destination for tens of thousands of patrons who appreciate and collect fine art. The online format now offers this precious gift worldwide.
“It’s well known that art helps us be optimistic about our future. Art is important to society because it is an essential ingredient to empowering the hearts of people,” says Sandra Sedmak Engel, professional artist and Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Association Board of Directors Chair. “It’s our mission to share fine art and we’re honored to help spread a message of inspiration during these challenging times,” she added.
Art patrons can experience the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show: September 2020 Virtual Edition, September 10-13, by visiting the RSFAS website – www.rittenhousesquareart.com, Facebook –@rittenhouseart – and Instagram @rittenhousesquareart.