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Lancaster Avenue Day
Premiere of our new crankie, a parade, & more!
This Saturday, Join Spiral Q and our neighbors, business owners, fellow artists and organizations in celebrating the Lancaster Avenue corridor!


Lancaster Ave Parade!
From the CEC to the New Africa Center
(3500 Lancaster Ave.) to 4243 Lancaster Ave.)
Line up at 11, step off at noon
(join in, we’ll have puppets and flags!

Premiere of Crank it Up West Philly!
1PM (after the parade)
at the New Africa Center’s block party (4236 Lancaster Ave)

Spiral Q will be debuting a new performance, the culmination of our Crank It Up West Philly community engagement project. A collaboration between Spiral Q, guest artists and performers, neighbors from Mantua and West Powelton and various city agencies, the project gathered stories to reflect the neighborhood’s culture and history and the residents’ hopes and fears for the future, particularly around neighborhood change. The giant scrolling narrative crankie (painted by Rachel Adler) will be presented with a script written and directed by Donna Oblongata and performed byLena Lewis. Artist Brian Bazemore will do live painting during the event in response to audience participation.

Support for Crank It Up has been provided to Spiral Q from the Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy through a Discovery Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Open Gallery and Peoplehood activities
at Art on the Ave. – 3808 Lancaster Ave.
3-5PM (drop in whenever!)
Come by Art on the Avenue and paint one of our classic PEOPLEHOOD house puppets!