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Philadelphia Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

  • Event Details:

    Location:
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
    128 N Broad St
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

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  • Fair Hours:

    Monday, November 04, 2019

    November 04, 2019
    7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Directions and Parking:

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  • Contact Us:

    Email collegefairs@nacacnet.org or call 703/836-2222 ext. 14.

Exhibitor Information

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Fair Hours
Monday, November 4, 2019
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Location
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 
128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215/391-4121

Exhibitor Set-Up Hours
Monday, November 4, 2019
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Note: All exhibitors must take all leftover boxes and promotional items with them at the end of the fair.   

Transportation, Directions, and Parking

From I-95 South: From I-95 South, follow signs to I-676. Take 676 to the Broad Street exit, which will put you on 15th Street. Turn left onto Race Street, then right onto Broad. PAFA is one block down on the right.

From I-95 North and I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway): From I-95 North, follow signs to I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway). Follow I-76 West, and exit at I-676/Central Philadelphia. Take I-676 to the Broad Street exit, which will put you on 15th Street. Turn left onto Race Street, then turn right onto Broad. PAFA is one block down on the right.

From New Jersey via the Benjamin Franklin Bridge: After crossing the bridge, you will be on Vine Street. Continue on Vine until it intersects with Broad Street. Turn left onto Broad and PAFA is one block down on the right.

From New Jersey via the Walt Whitman Bridge: From the bridge follow I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway). Follow signs for Central Philadelphia and I-676. Take the exit for I-676 and follow it until the Broad Street exit, which will put you on 15th Street. Turn left onto Race Street, then turn right onto Broad Street. PAFA is one block down on the right.

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike: Take exit 24 from the turnpike. Follow the signs to Philadelphia and Route I-76 East. Continue on I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) following signs for I-676/Central Phila. (It will be the left-hand fork.) Continue on I-676 until the Broad Street exit, which will put you on 15th Street. Turn left onto Race Street, then turn right onto Broad Street. PAFA is one block down on the right.

From the New Jersey Turnpike: Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 4. Take Route 73 West/North, about one mile, to Route 38 West (follow signs to Camden). From 38 follow signs to Route30/Philadelphia/Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Upon crossing the bridge, you will be on Vine Street. Continue on Vine Street in the right lane. Turn left onto Broad Street and PAFA is about two blocks down on the right.

From New Jersey Beach area via the Atlantic City Expressway: Take Atlantic City Expressway, which becomes Route 42. Follow signs for Philadelphia and Walt Whitman Bridge. Follow directions for "From New Jersey via the Walt Whitman Bridge" (above).

Parking
Discounted visitor parking is available at the Parkway Corporation Garage at the southwest corner of Broad and Race streets and at their outdoor lot at the northeast corner of 15th and Cherry streets. Wheelchair accessible spaces available on the 3rd level of garage and in the outdoor lot. Be sure to get your ticket validated before you leave PAFA.

Public Transportation

SEPTA
www.septa.org | 215-580-7800

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority serves the Philadelphia region with subway-elevated, light rail, trackless trolley, bus routes, and commuter rail lines.

Regional Rail
All lines of the regional rail system stop at the Jefferson Station. Exit the station on Market Street and walk west (toward City Hall) until you reach Broad Street and turn right. PAFA is one block down on the left at the northeast corner of Broad and Cherry streets.

Market/Frankford Line (Blue Line)

Take the Market/Frankford Line to 15th Street station. Walk one block north to Arch Street. Then walk one block east to Broad Street. Make a left on Broad Street. PAFA is one block north at the corner of Broad and Cherry streets.

Broad Street Subway (Orange Line)

Take the Broad Street line to the Race/Vine stop. Exit the station on Race and Broad streets. Walk one block south (toward City Hall) on Broad Street. PAFA is at the corner of Broad and Cherry streets.

Bus
A number of bus lines stop in close proximity. Contact SEPTA for details.

PHLASH Bus

www.phillyphlash.com | 215-4PHLASH

The Downtown Visitors Shuttle circulates through hotel, entertainment, and historic districts in Center City, and provides direct service between Center City and PAFA.

PATCO

www.ridepatco.org | 215-922-4600

Travel from southern New Jersey to Center City; use the 13th and Locust stop. Walk north on 13th to Arch Street (six blocks) and make a left. Walk one block to Broad Street and make a right. PAFA will be on your left, halfway up the block.

Amtrak
www.amtrak.com | 1-800-USA-RAIL

Take Amtrak to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. From the station take a 10-minute cab ride, or public transportation via SEPTA's Regional Rail, or the Market/Frankford line.

Greyhound Lines

www.greyhound.com | 1-800-231-2222

PAFA is a short walk from the Greyhound bus station on Filbert Street between 10th and 11th streets. Proceed down Filbert Street five blocks to Broad Street. Turn right (north) on Broad Street for two blocks to PAFA.

Taxi
Several different taxicab companies offer service into downtown Philadelphia from 30th Street Station. It is approximately a 10-minute ride.

Shipping and Advance Shipping Address
Please use tracking numbers for all shipped packages.

Check tracking numbers prior to the fair, to ensure all materials have been delivered. 

Advance Shipping Address:

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
NACAC – Philadelphia Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
C/O Events Dept
128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Shipping Deadline: All materials must be received between Wednesday, October 31, 2019 – Monday, November 4, 2019.

Nearby Hotels 
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
21 North Juniper St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215/496-3200

Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City Convention Center
1301 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Hospitality
Please note that we only provide water for exhibitors at Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs.  We encourage you to bring your own snacks and beverages as needed.

Contact Information: For more information regarding this National College Fair, email Sidney Davis or call at 703/299-6827.

Workshop Information

ATTEND THE PRE-FAIR WORKSHOP

Navigating Performing and Fine Arts Admissions (6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.)

Promote this Fair!

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