The 113th Annual Student Exhibition At The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Kicks Off With A Preview Party Tonight, May 8

See the talent of the next generation of artists as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts hosts its annual student exhibition this spring, May 9-June 1. (Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

In Philly, spring means farmers’ markets, beer gardens, rooftop happy hours, and the annual student exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA).

Hosted by the PAFA Women’s Board, this exhibition draws hundreds of art enthusiasts with an eye for emerging talent.

This year, the exhibit includes more than 1,000 sculptures, paintings, installations and works on paper, all created by PAFA students and available for purchase.

These exceptional artists are on the verge of beginning their professional careers, and the fundraiser gives members of the public a chance to help support emerging talent.

Prices typically range from $100 to $5,000. While students get to keep the majority of the purchase price, a portion of the proceeds will go towards PAFA student scholarships.

The works will be on display to the public from Friday, May 9 through Sunday, June 1, but the best chance to get your top pick of these masterpieces is at the preview party tonight. At this gala event, guests will interact directly with the artists and be the first to have the opportunity to purchase their amazing creations.

The preview party takes place tonight at PAFA from 4-8:30 p.m. Tickets are available in a range of prices to appeal to benefactors of all kinds, from $150 per person and up.

PAFA’s 113th Annual Student Exhibition
When: Exhibit Friday, May 9 through Sunday, June 1; Preview Party Thursday, May 8, 4-8:30 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad Street
Cost: Varies
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