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Welcome to Philadelphia!

Here you will find all of the details you'll need to enjoy Philagrafika 2010.

                                           

Identifying the sites: look for our "PGKA2010" decals (shown above) in the windows of all of our host venues throughout the duration of the festival. The signage is color-coded to correspond with each Philagrafika 2010 component:  The Graphic Unconscious (TGU), Out of Print(OOP), and Independent Projects(IP).

When:
January 29 through April 11, 2010; most venues are open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.,
Monday – Saturday (some museums are open on Sundays, but closed on Mondays).
Hours, dates, and locations can be found on each presenting venue's page.

Admission:
With the exception of a few museums, most exhibitions and programs are free; some programs or events require pre-registration. Each venue page will list the price of admission when applicable.

Guidebook and map:
The Philagrafika 2010 guidebook and map are designed to work in tandem to assist visitors with an overview of the entire festival.

Pick up a free map at any TGU venue, or download the PDF version here:http://www.philagrafika.org/pdf/PGKA-FINAL-MAP.pdf.

Order your guidebook at http://www.philagrafika2010.org/shop for $15.00 + tax. Guidebooks can also be purchased in the shops at the following TGU locations:

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street, between Locust and Spruce Sts.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Hamilton Building, 128 North Broad St. or
The Historic Landmark Building 118 North Broad St.

Philadephia Museum of Art
26th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway        

Moore College of Art & Design
20th and the Parkway, 1916 Race St.

For the most current program listings,  check the online calendar at http://www.philagrafika2010.org/calendar. We recommend consulting the Philagrafika 2010 website before planning your trip to Philadelphia or even before heading out for the day, as it will be continually updated.

 

Accommodations:                                 

Turon Travel is offering discounted rooms at four hotels. Please contact them for all
your Philagrafika 2010 travel accommodations.

The Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz Carlton, our hospitality sponsor, is also offering special room rates through April 11th. Reservations can only be made by contacting Waldo Sainvilus at 215.523.8261.

 

Booking a Tour:

 
Philadelphia Hospitality is working with Philagrafika to customize trips for special groups. If you are interested in booking a tour to view the venues, please contact Adam Travia to discuss a plan for your trip by emailing adamtravia@gmail.com or by phone: 215-790-9901 (Ext.11)

 

 

Getting to Philadelphia:

By car:
I-95 from the North (Trenton, Betsy Ross Bridge):
Follow 95 South to exit 22 (Central Philadelphia) 

I-95 from the South (Delaware, Maryland, Philadelphia International Airport):
Follow 95 North to exit 22 (Central Philadelphia)

Harrisburg, Hershey and points West - Take Pennsylvania Turnpike East to exit 24 (Valley Forge).
Get onto 76 E following signs to Central Philadelphia.

From the NJ turnpike (New York) and Ben Franklin Bridge (Cherry Hill, NJ):
Follow New Jersey turnpike South to exit 4 (Camden/Philadelphia)
Follow 73 North to 38 West to 30 West
Follow signs for Ben Franklin Bridge/Philadelphia

By train: www.amtrak.com and www.njtransit.com

By bus: www.megabus.com , www.boltbus.com, or www.greyhound.com

By air: Philadelphia International Airpport is located just south of center city and SEPTA's R1 line runs directly from the airport to downtown.

Transportation once you arrive: Center City Philadelphia is very manageable on foot. Beyond Center City, many of the exhibitions are clustered together in one neighborhood and located along a major bus route or the subway. Taxi cabs are also an option and readily available around most of the Philagrafika 2010 venues.

Maps and schedules for public transportation can be downloaded at www.septa.com

For additional information:
Go to the Philagrafika Blog for an inside view of the events and exhibitions! Also, follow Philagrafika on Facebook and Twitter! Email your questions to info@philagrafika.org

Eating, drinking and more art:
Philagrafika 2010 is anchored in the Philadelphia cultural community, and certain neighborhoods are hubs of festival activity. As you explore the festival you will discover Old City, Fairmount, Northern Liberties and Fishtown, University City, Center City, Chinatown, Trestletown, Bella Vista, and more. Philadelphia is famous for its BYOB restaurants and microbreweries; a good resource with hundreds of listings and reviews is www.visitphilly.com. Additional websites for evening entertainment and favorite neighborhood haunts are: www.phillyfunguide.com, www.philebrity.com, and www.uwishunu.com. Philadelphia arts listings can also be found on such sites as www.theartblog.orgwww.inliquid.com and www.funnelpages.com.

 

 

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To download a PDF version of the festival map, click on the following link:
http://www.philagrafika.org/pdf/PGKA-FINAL-MAP.pdf