Johanna Austin
Visit Philadelphia

For more than a century, Broad Street has been the
central artery of Philadelphia

Long a hub of commerce, Broad Street transformed into the Avenue of the Arts and became so much more. Today, it’s a source of pride for the region, a vibrant destination for arts patrons and food enthusiasts, a fast-growing residential area, and a signature street where the region celebrates its champions and welcomes the New Year. The Avenue attracts a myriad of patrons and generates millions of dollars annually from taxes and direct spending by organizations and individuals. In 2008, it was named one of America’s “Great Streets” by the American Planning Association.


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Who We Are

Our mission is to support economic growth by advocating for the interests of the stakeholders and businesses of the Avenue of the Arts and raising funds for capital reinvestment, beautification, and marketing.

The Avenue of the Arts, Inc. is the umbrella organization for:

The Friends of the Avenue of the Arts, Inc., an auxiliary of AAI, was formed to create, through social, networking and service events, a community of residents, visitors, and people who work on the Avenue of the Arts. The Friends support AAI businesses and arts organizations by connecting Avenue stakeholders and Friends members through their many activities.


The Avenue of the Arts Inc. Council was formed to provide an open forum for discussion and collaboration among stakeholders and other interested parties within the boundaries of the Avenue of the Arts. Council members include hoteliers, business and building owners, City Council representatives, civic leaders. and members of the performing arts community. Participation on the Council is by invitation only.