The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show (RSFAS), uniquely distinguished as the oldest outdoor art show in the nation, will be transformed into a virtual event June 5-7, 2020. The Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Association (RSFAA) announced its plans to continue the 93 year-old streak of annually sharing original fine art by showcasing the artwork of professional artists online, allowing art patrons the experience of virtually visiting the show while social-distancing.
The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show: June 2020 Virtual Edition will feature the work of 142 jury-selected professional artists from all over the U.S. and Canada. All work will be available for purchase directly from the artists. Special artists’ appearances, such as art technique demonstrations and art studio tours, 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.
“We’re keeping the tradition of this important Philadelphia art experience alive, and in this way, we can actually share it worldwide,” says Sandra Sedmak Engel, professional artist and RSFAA Board of Directors Chair. “It’s also our mission to support fine artists and we’re excited to promote this opportunity,” she added.
Art patrons can experience the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show: June 2020 Virtual Edition, June 5-7, by visiting the RSFAS website – www.rittenhousesquareart.com, Facebook –@rittenhouseart – and Instagram @rittenhousesquareart.