Say hello to FringeArts, the new name for Philly Fringe and the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. The new FringeArts is experiencing a transformation way beyond their name change.
The organization is also moving to a permanent home on Race Street and Columbus Boulevard. Last year, they purchased the historic High Pressure Fire Service building and will transform it into a performing arts haven. The new space will boast year-round musical acts, theater performances and art exhibitions.
The new artspace includes a 1,600 square-foot theater that is set to hold 250 people, an outdoor space, a multipurpose studio area and a 2,800 square-foot restaurant and bar.
The restaurant and bar will not only be a place to grab a bite and a drink, but will also host cabaret-style performances, comedy and live music all year long.
The 2013 Festival will be held from September 6-21 2013 and the folks at FringeArts plan for the building to be open to the public at that time. If all goes according to plan, FringeArts’ new headquarters will serve as the core of the festivities.
This is big news. We’re excited for the addition of FringeArts to the waterfront, and can’t wait to check it out.
FringeArts [Official Site]