1. CONTACT: West Park Cultural Center
Niesha Kennedy, PR Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEST PARK ARTS FEST RETURNS TO FAIRMOUNT PARK
Philadelphia, PA – West Park Cultural Center is delighted to present the 8th Annual West Park
Arts Fest - "Friends Across Cultures" on Saturday, June 13th in Fairmount Park (4021 Parkside
Avenue). Rain or shine, this free and fun event for all ages will feature two stages with a wide
range of exciting multicultural performances by some of the area’s best dancers, musicians,
vocalists, and spoken word artists.
In the Children’s Pavilion, our younger attendees will enjoy art making, theatre and drawing
workshops, Philadelphia Zoo animals, and a book give-a-way by TreeHouse Books among other
exciting activities. All ages can enjoy audience participation with some of our dance groups or
maybe a game of chess, riding on our guided historical trolley tour through the Centennial
District, and browsing the many art, craft, and food vendors.
The event brings together arts, cultural, and community organizations from West Philadelphia
and across the city to make a truly unique event in Philadelphia. An estimated 2,000 are expected
to attend this year’s event with more than 100 professional artists and as many talented children
and youth performing. Back again this year will be the free guided historical trolley tours of the
Centennial District with Kathy Lee, educator and Associate Producer of the Trudy Haynes Show.
The tours start at the West Park Arts Fest leaving at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Sponsors as of this
writing include PECO, Santander, Rockland Capital, Zakian, and Zerflin.
West Park Cultural Center established the West Park Arts Fest in 2008 and continues to work
closely with other cultural and community organizations to bring this unique event to West
Fairmount Park for the benefit of surrounding communities and the region.
To learn more about the festival visit www.westparkcultural.org/westparkartsfest and
facebook.com/westparkartsfestival. To inquire about sponsorship, vendor and volunteer
opportunities call 215-473-7810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .