Avenue of the Arts is extremely important to the city of Philadelphia socially, economically and culturally.
Located on South Broad Street, all APG Living apartment residents should do their best to attend, but Spruce Street Lofts residents are able to simply walk a block to the west and attend any number of shows and events that are being held on the avenue. Most impressively, the Avenue of the Arts has significantly impacted the economy of Philadelphia beyond what anyone could have realized. According to a study in 2015, the arts and culture activities has accumulated $795 million of economic impact. More than 10,000 jobs have been created with $265 million in wages, $17.5 million in local tax dollars and $22.9 million in state tax dollars. The American Planning Association has recognized the importance of South Broad Street and even dubbed it as one of the “Great Places of America”. APG Living residents have many opportunities to add to this economic impact to Philadelphia by attending any number of activities on the Avenue.
Just this month you can attend The Tempest at St. Stephen’s Theater, Noises Off at the Walnut Street Theatre, Small Mouth Sounds at the Suzanne Roberts Theater, Philly Wine Week at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, Wyclef Jean at the Ardmore Music Hall, Philadelphia Small Business Fashion Week at Impact HUB Philly, and many more other events happening.
In the upcoming months you should keep an eye out for the following events:
- School of Rock at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
- Human Rites at the Drake Proscenium Theatre
- Kimmel Center Building and Theater Tours
- Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends: New Worlds at the Academy of Music
- Maks, Val & Peta Live on Tour: Confidential at the Academy of Music
- Grace & Grandeur at the Merriam Theatre
Whatever you may be interested in with arts and culture, the Avenue of the Arts will have something for you.