Thursday, September 6: Kick off event at WHYY

Join WHYY and representatives from numerous local arts organizations for the official kick-off event for the 2012 Connections Festival — the NewsWorks.org Connections Salon!

This event is FREE for WHYY and NewsWorks.org members, $10 for non members. NewsWorks.org members also have access to a special reception prior to the event. Registration is required.

VIP Reception runs from 6:30 - 7 p.m.
NewsWorks.org Connections Salon: 7 - 9 p.m.


NewsWorks.org Connections Salon


WHYY, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia — Event runs from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Join WHYY and representatives from numerous local arts organizations for the official kick-off event for the 2012 Connections Festival. This exciting event will feature visual art displays, food and drink and performances featuring or inspired by NewsWorks.org's Creative Connectors. The Creative Connectors are a group of 76 Philadelphia area arts leaders selected by LEADERSHIP Philadelphia in recognition of their ability to build community and economic vitality while creating art, culture, or design. This exciting kick off event will celebrate the arts and convene many of these "Connectors" — the unsung heroes who seem to know everyone and get things done "beneath the radar." The list of participating artists and organizations is detailed below.

This event is FREE to WHYY and NewsWorks.org members, but registration is required. $10 for non-members. Light refreshments will be provided. Register online or call (215) 351-0511 to register over the phone.

Register for the NewsWorks.org Connections Salon Kick-Off Event »

NewsWorks.org members have access to a special half-hour reception prior to the main event. See below for details and to register.



NewsWorks.org Member Reception


WHYY, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia — 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.


NewsWorks.org members are invited to join us for a special half-hour reception prior to the main event. The reception will feature a special performance, refreshments and beverages from Yards Brewing Company.

NewsWorks.org Members — RSVP for the reception online »

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