Philly Fringe Art Festival On Sale Now

From Fishtown to Fairmount, West Philly to Old City, self-produced Fringe Festival performers break the boundaries of contemporary art, one neighborhood at a time. Tickets are now on sale for the 17th annual Philly Fringe Festival presented by Fringe Arts from September 5 to 22. This year’s 130-plus independently produced Neighborhood Fringe artists will take the city by storm for a record-setting, 18-day festival, presenting more than 700 performances of cutting-edge dance, theater, comedy, visual art and more.

Since 1997, Fringe Festival has offered an opportunity for artists of all disciplines to present their work, providing administrative support throughout the production and development processes while eliminating curatorial barriers to creativity. Participating artists are encouraged to partner with local businesses, promoting the cultural economy of the city and enriching the audience’s experience during the two weeks of performances. The combination of community partnerships and the motley array of international, national and local artist exhibitions have helped Fringe Festival evolve into an internationally recognized destination festival for the arts.

Fringe Festival tickets are now available for purchase online through TicketLeap and may also be purchased via phone (215-413-1318) and at the Festival Box Office (120 N. Third St., between Arch and Race streets). Show prices vary and are listed with each show description on the Festival website and in the Festival guide. The 2013 Festival Box Office will be open daily, Aug. 29-Sept. 22, noon to 8 p.m. For more information, visit

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