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PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Pope-less fun on the Main Line, a juried craft exhibition, and much more

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Check out our picks for the week's top events. 
Fine Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, September 26
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Myers Avenue, Swarthmore

With the arrival of the Pope, the Community Art Center has moved its 13th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival to Swarthmore! Enjoy live music, children's activities, a raffle and, of course, arts and crafts! Artisans are selected by a jury process, making sure that you see the best of the best. While you're out there, be sure to explore all that Swarthmore has to offer including great local merchants and restaurants. Proceeds from the event will support programs at the Community Arts Center.

Be sure to come prepared in the event of bad weather, this festival is rain or shine. For more information, click here.

Philadelphia Cityscape 2015
Through Saturday, October 10
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Sundays 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

If you've ever wondered what I-95 looks like in surrounding states, this exhibit is for you. 2015 is "the Year of the CitiyScape," with seven major urban centers picked to act as art hubs. Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association artists took their easels to paint at select locations, all of which run along the I-95 corridor of the Mid-Atlantic. The paintings depict contemporary plein air views of the hubs, with the exhibit displaying over 150 landscapes by 49 artists. 

For more info, click here

The Renaissance of Sacred Architecture Today
Wednesday, September 23
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica Saints Peter & Paul, 1723 Race St. 

If you didn't get tickets to the Mass or just want to get geared up for the Pope visit, check out this talk on modern sacred architecture. The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Philadelphia Chapter along with the Cathedral Parish is presenting an illustrated lecture and discussion by Duncan Stroik.

Stroik is a well-known practitioner of sacred architecture and a professor of classical architecture at the University of Notre Dame. He will be discussing questions such as: After contributing to society for over 2,000 years, how can the Catholic Church continue to be a supporter of the arts? Does it start in the churches, which were the original patrons of the arts? What are some of the ways that contemporary architects and artists are working with the Church to create beautiful buildings and music?

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

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