Photos, story by Lou Perri
The Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a vibrant group of art enthusiasts, hosted their most popular fundraiser of the season, this year titled Fall into Street Art. The event was held on Friday, Sept. 18, in the Museum’s Vaulted Walkway and kicks off the Young Friends’ year-long drive to support vital projects for the museum. A highlight of the evening is the fashionable dress female members wear to the fundraiser.
This year’s event was led by co-chairs Christine Bugg and Paul Shifflet, who planned a street-fare-inspired menu, hand-crafted cocktails, and live entertainment by hip-hop artists Freestyle Dance Academy, Sanbrooka Productions and The Bronx Boys.
“We’re tapping into Philadelphia’s local art scene by highlighting artists and enjoying some of Philly’s best local fare, all while supporting the Museum,” Paul Shifflet told Explore Philly.