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May 8, 2014

The Collage Festival Brings Unexpected Pieces Of Art, Performance Art And Collaborative Work To West Philly, May 8-10

The Collage Festival returns with one-of-a-kind art installations and performance art from more than 40 artists from across the globe, May 8-10. (Photo by Justin Dula courtesy Collage Festival)

Expect the unexpected, Philadelphia.

The annual Collage Festival returns with inspired art and collaborative works from more than 40 artists from our fair city and beyond.

The Collage Festival aims to make art accessible to the general public and works to encourage collaboration within the artist-sphere.

From May 8 though 10 at the Community Education Center in West Philly, discover performance art and one-of-kind installation created by artists from across the globe including co-curators Amanda V. Wagner, Adam Peditto and Asimina Chremos, as well as such homegrown notables as Toby Celery, Bobbi Booker and Melissa Diane.

Attendees are encouraged to get hands-on, too, as a number of the featured pieces of art require audience participation.

This year, all works on view at the Collage Festival must incorporate some sort of gewgaw — a showy, useless item. Look for gewgaw inspiration throughout the exhibition.

Tickets are $15 for a festival pass — access to all three days of the show — and $5 per day. Tickets are available at the door. The festival begins at 7 p.m. on May 8, 9 and 10.

Collage Festival
When: May 8-10
Where: Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Avenue
Cost: Festival pass, $15; $5 per day
More info: www.collagefestival.com

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