Welcome to Streets Dept's Special Tours, a new kind of guided tour exploring art around Philadelphia!
ABOUT THIS TOUR: For this Streets Dept Special Tour we'll be exploring Art At The Airport's 2019 exhibitions! PHL Airport’s Exhibition Program is a nationally-recognized, award-winning visual arts initiative. The purpose of this program is to provide visibility for Philadelphia’s unique cultural life and to enrich the experience of the traveling public. And, as you'll see on this tour, in addition to featuring the work of contemporary artists who primarily show in galleries, Art At The Airport showcases the work of many Philadelphia street artists and muralists.
Artists currently showing at Art At The Airport include Aubrie Costello, Martha Rich, Low Level, King Saladeen, Matty Geez, and Derick Jones to name a few. And if you join us for this special tour, you'll actually be hearing from three of those artists, who will all be joining us to talk about their work: Aubrie Costello, Matty Geez, and Derick Jones!
ABOUT YOUR HOSTS: Your tour will be co-led by Conrad Benner and Leah Douglas. Conrad is a Philly-born photographer, curator, and the founder of StreetsDept.com, an award winning photo-blog that's been discovering art on the streets of Philadelphia since 2011. Leah is the Director of Exhibitions at Philadelphia International Airport; since 1998, she has curated and organized more than 300 exhibits that have featured artwork by Philadelphia area artists and arts institutions.
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU GET YOUR TICKETS:
- Due to the special nature of this tour going through the airport, we are required by TSA to collect the following information from each ticket holder by December 9 to make sure no one is on the No Fly List: full name, date of birth, and the last four digits of your social security number. We will be collecting this information after you purchase your ticket via Google Forms. If you purchase more than one ticket, I'll ask you to have your guests complete the form as well.
- We will be entering the airport through a special TSA lane (TSA Pre-check will not apply.) And like flying out of an airport, you must bring a valid driver’s license or passport.
- We are renting a charter bus to take us to and from the airport, so the start and end location of this tour will be the corner of 5th and Market streets (outside of the National Museum of American Jewish History!) We are doing this to make entry into the airport as quick and seamless as possible. We will also have a little introduction on the bus! All that's to say that you would not be able to meet us at the airport, this short bus ride is a part of the tour!
- The three hours listed for this tour (1:30-4:30PM) include the travel to and from the airport via our charter bus. That means our bus will leave 5th and Market streets at 1:30PM and arrive back at 5th and Market streets by roughly 4:30PM (unless there are unexpected delays).
See y'all soon!