This Wednesday, the 8th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival is set to begin with a fun-filled eveing featuring design exhibitions, a fashion showcase, and two parties. First, help support DesignPhiladelphia's year-round programming at their cocktail party + benefit from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Provenance Architecturals, a 10,000 square-foot salvage warehouse. A meet and greet with the 2012 Design Champion Award winner, fabulous fare from 12th Street Catering, and signature cocktails by Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction are included with each ticket.
The festivities will continue from 7:30 - 10:00pm with the free and open to the public PopUp Place Street Party. In addition to delicious food and beer from vendors Pitruco Pizza, Little Baby's Ice Cream, and Yards Brewery, you can also build an interactive architectural structure with Public Workshop, hangout in the pallet lounge by Bonzai Homes, catch the So Re Fa fashion show produced by Arcadia Boutique, experience /adaptations/- an exhibition on sustainable design, view outdoor projections by Matt Suib and Nadia Hironaka, and enjoy live music by Dani Mari and Reverend TJ McGlinchey. SoReFa is a socially responsible fashion showcase which is set to feature favorite local and sustainable designers, hair and makeup by Moko, and Philadelphia Magazine editors Emily Goulet and Carrie Denny as the show's MCs. Check out their blog for more information. There will also be free giveaways from Vitamin Water. This event is seriously loaded with a ton of activities so make sure to stop by and show some love!