The staff of the National Arts Program were in attendance to help the City of Philadelphia celebrate their Nineteenth Annual show this year.
For this year’s showcase, the Best in Show was selected by Brian Abernathy, new Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia. The first, second and third place awards for each category were selected by Rafael Damast, Exhibit Program Manager and Curator at Taller Puertorriqueno. Known as The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia, Taller Puertorriqueño uses art to promote development within its community and build bridges to the Greater Philadelphia region.
The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy does a tremendous job executing their NAP show each year. This year they hung over 180 pieces by 113 artists. The artists, employees, and their families were invited to celebrate the opening of the exhibition in the Mayor’s Reception Room in City Hall.