The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe is now the much more succinctly named FringeArts. Festival founder and executive director Nick Stuccio announced the new name this morning at the groundbreaking of the 16-year-old organization’s year round venue, which will also be known as FringeArts.
The 10,000 square foot FringeArts space, housed in a 1903 hydrant pumping station at Columbus Avenue and Race Street, is expected to debut in time for the 2013 FringeArts festival, scheduled for September 6th to 21st.
FringeArts will feature a 240-seat theater with 30-foot ceilings, a 125-seat restaurant/bar, a “rehearsal and creation studio,” and an outdoor plaza with live performances. Maybe there’s some hope for our waterfront after all.
Below, some photos and renderings.
[Renderings by WRT Planning and Design]