Loch Bar, an upscale seafood restaurant, to open in the new Arthaus condos on South Broad Street

Loch Bar, a high-end seafood house based in Baltimore, plans to open this fall on the ground floor of the new Arthaus condominium building at Broad and Spruce Streets.
Loch Bar’s planned offering of live music nightly will play into the Avenue of the Arts leitmotif, as it faces the Kimmel Center across Broad Street and is on the former site of Philadelphia International Records, where producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff created the sound of Philadelphia in the 1960s and ’70s. The building was razed several years ago, making way for developer Carl Dranoff’s 47-story Arthaus, which opened last fall with 107 units.

Parker spotlights need for the arts and culture

It wasn’t a major policy speech, and it didn’t contain specifics. However, during Wednesday’s announcement that Verizon Hall would be renamed in honor of Marian Anderson, Mayor Cherelle L. Parker took off her glasses, looked up from the lectern, and appeared to speak extemporaneously about the importance of arts and culture to the future of Philadelphia.

Parker spotlights the need for arts and culture

Avenue of the Arts, Inc. Announces Three New Board Members

The new board members are Jamie J. Brunson, Executive Director of First Person Arts, Cathryn Coate, civic and community leader from SSH Realty and Kerry Walk, the newly-installed President of University of the Arts. The slate of officers for 2024 are: Dianne Semingson, Chair; Tim Moir, Vice Chair; Madeline Apollo, Treasure; Nina Zucker, Secretary.

Avenue of the Arts, Inc. Announces Three New Board Board Members

Avenue of the Arts celebrates 30th anniversary in style this weekend

From its new nightly street performers to its renowned theater and concert performances, the Avenue of the Arts is alive and well in Philadelphia. And this weekend — for its 30th anniversary — Avenue of the Arts, Inc. is celebrating in style with a special gala at the W Philadelphia hotel.

Avenue of the Arts celebrates 30th anniversary in style this weekend


PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Avenue of the Arts, Inc. (AAI), the nonprofit organization that is both an advocate and economic development catalyst for Philadelphia’s cultural and performing arts district, will celebrate its 30th anniversary Friday, October 6th, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.at the W Philadelphia hotel in Center City.

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Delaware County Daily Times: Avenue of the Arts Gala

Channel 3 morning anchor Jim Donovan serves as master of ceremonies when the Avenue of the Arts celebrates its 30th anniversary with a gala evening of accolades and performances on Oct. 6.

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Philadelphia Beacons Shine Bright Again as Gateway to the Avenue of the Arts

Philadelphia Beacons, the four 42-foot high light towers that sit at the southern entrance to the Avenue of the Arts at Broad Street and Washington Avenue, are lit again for the first time in many years as the latest project of Avenue of the Arts, Inc.

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Avenue of the Arts, Inc. Adds Two New Board Directors

Dianne Semingson, board chair of Avenue of the Arts, Inc., has announced the addition of two new members to the organization’s Board of Directors — Michael Newmuis, chief external affairs officer at Visit Philadelphia, and Salvatore J. Patti, senior vice president and director of commercial banking and wealth management at WSFS Bank.

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Brandywine Workshop Celebrates Fifty Years

On October 15, the Brandywine Workshop and Archives will hold its 50th Anniversary Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala to celebrate five decades of programming in support of contemporary diverse artists, furthering an understanding and appreciation of the art of original printmaking, and advancing the inclusion of ethnically diverse artists in art history and art education.

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CCD Restaurant Week Adds Dinner and a Show Discounts

Center City District has launched “Dinner and a Show,” a brand-new promotion that offers discounted tickets to some of the city’s most beloved arts and culture venues along the Avenue of the Arts, including the Kimmel Cultural Campus and the Wilma Theater.

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Element Hotel Provides the Perfect Family-Friendly Stay on the Avenue of the Arts

An eco-friendly hotel option just blocks away from the city’s premier theaters and restaurants, Element Philadelphia lets you experience the city’s thriving arts and culture while keeping your carbon footprint low.

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Enjoy Great Food, Drinks, and Deals at Happy Hour

It’s showtime on the Avenue of the Arts with the performing arts venues in full swing. And it’s the perfect time to try some of Philadelphia’s favorite Happy Hours. Stop into any of these venues for a pre-theater nosh and cocktail. All will get you to your venue before the curtain goes up!

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Husband-and-Wife Team to be Philadelphia Theatre Company’s New Co-Artistic Directors

After a nation-wide search, Philadelphia Theatre Company is thrilled to welcome the nationally acclaimed husband-and-wife team of Taibi Magar and Tyler Dobrowsky as PTC’s new co-Artistic Directors.

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Avenue of the Arts Welcomes Five New Board Members

Dianne Semingson, board chair of Avenue of the Arts, Inc., the organization that champions investment in Philadelphia’s theater and cultural arts district on South Broad Street, has announced the addition of five new members to the organization’s Board of Directors, effective this month.

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