Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show going virtual 

Usually held on the perimeter of Rittenhouse Square Park in Philadelphia, this year’s Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show will be held online June 4-6. (Contributed photo).

The oldest outdoor art show in the nation will continue its 94-year streak through a virtual exhibition.

The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show will share an online exhibition June 4-6, to continue its effort of connecting fine artists and patrons that began in 1928.

The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show: June 2021 Virtual Edition will feature the work of 101 jury-selected professional artists from all over the U.S. and Canada. Artwork will be available for purchase throughout the weekend on the RSFAS online gallery at www.rittenhousesquare.com

Special artists’ appearances, demonstrations, artist interviews and interactive art sessions will occur virtually throughout the event. Art enthusiasts will also be able to visit individual artists in their studios via Zoom.

Originated in 1928 by a handful of local art students exhibiting art on clotheslines in Rittenhouse Square, the popularity of the “Clothesline Art Show” grew, and the show became an annual Philadelphia destination for tens of thousands of patrons who appreciate and collect fine art.

“It’s well known that art is important in our lives in so many ways. It soothes the soul, relieves stress, stirs passion, challenges our minds and more,” says Sandra Sedmak Engel, professional artist and Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Association Board of Directors Chair. “It’s our mission to help fine artists share their artwork with others and we’re honored, especially at this time, to contribute to the well-being of the community in this way.”

The show can be found at www.rittenhousesquareart.com and on its social media platforms.