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Art in the Open 2016 Artists Selected!

Congratulations to the 2016 Art in the Open artists and artist teams! Click here for the full AiO press announcement. About Art in the Open: Art in the Open (AiO) is a biennial citywide event that celebrates artists, their inspirations for creating art, and their relationships with the urban environment. Art in the Open debuted in June […]


“We Love Our Volunteers” Appreciation Event

On the evening of Saturday, February 13, more than 25 volunteers and guests visited the Fairmount Water Works for a special Valentine’s Day-themed appreciation event. FWW staff thanked the volunteers, including tour guides, education assistants, and special event assistants of all ages, for their dedication. The event was spearheaded by Rene Johnson, FWW’s Community Initiatives Specialist. […]



Art in the Open Call for Artists

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2016 FEE (USD): $35.00 To apply visit: https://cfeva.slideroom.com Professional artists working in all media are invited to participate in Art in the Open 2016. Beginning Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, 2016, artists will use Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River Banks as their studio space, creating new works of art ‘outside, on-site.’ Art in […]



200th Anniversary Kickoff Event a Success

Dear Friends,   We’ve had many unforgettable moments this year, including the 200th anniversary kickoff event on Thursday, September 10.    Nearly one hundred supporters and partners gathered beneath the Water Works Pavilion to celebrate the occasion. The event included a poetry reading by Beth Kephart; remarks from our friends from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, […]


Alison Stigora a Part of Pearl Street Passage Project

Congrats to artist Alison Stigora for her participation in DesignPhiladelphia’s Pearl Street Passage project. Alison is also the commissioned artist of our Art on the Circuit project, to be revealed in 2016! Click here for the full article.


Redeem Your FREE 200th Anniversary Gift!

You may have seen a brochure with this image included in your last water bill. Bring the brochure to the Fairmount Water Works to receive your free commemorative gift! (While supplies last.)


Flood Mitigation Contest

Calling all Engineering, Design, Architecture, and Planning Students You Could Win $2,500 Second Place Prize – $1,000Third Place Prize – $500 Philadelphia-area college students can use their skills to provide a creative solution to the increasing problem of flooding at the Fairmount Water Works during extreme weather events. When the building opened in 1815 as […]


I-676 Travel Advisory

Two More Bridges Over I-676 in Philadelphia Scheduled to Close Thursday Morning I-676 to Close at Night Next Week between I-76 and Broad Street  King of Prussia, PA – The 19th Street bridge and the Free Library pedestrian bridge over Interstate 676 in Philadelphia will be closed for replacement early Thursday morning, October 1, as […]