Work wanted for exhibition at Cause Village at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Calling all artists in Philadelphia! Made in America is looking for creators and students to participate in this year’s festival on Labor Day.

Their artwork would be front and center at the entrance to the event, displayed in their Cause Village.

This will be the first time since 2019 that the art installation will be featured at Made in America due to the pandemic.

The letters spelling out CAUSE VILLAGE are 20 feet tall and will be decorated with coins from residents across the city.

“It will be highlighted as you walk in and will take you to Cause Village, which is this footprint, which will take you to over two dozen local organizations in Philadelphia,” said Dania Diaz, general manager of philanthropy, Roc Nation. .

Charities represented include those supporting social justice, voter registration, youth development, and health and wellness. Diaz says this part of the festival is just as important as the performances themselves.

“One of the things about this festival is not just celebrating music, but celebrating the contributions of community and people, celebrating individuality. But also the power of the collective, and therefore the art does… art also brings people together,” she said.

Bids are due next Wednesday, July 6, and installation will continue Labor Day weekend along Ben Franklin Drive.

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