PHILLY TECH WEEK 2014: ART SCAVENGER HUNT
About: In celebration of Philadelphia's amazing street artists, Tattooed Mom, HAHA x Paradigm, and Philly Tech Week organized a citywide street art scavenger hunt that highlighted Philadelphia artists, their work, and the neighborhoods that inspired them.
When: The scavenger hunt began on April 4th, 2014 and continued each day until the end of Philly Tech Week on April 12th, 2014.
Win Some Cool Art: Each day of Philadelphia Tech Week we highlighted one artist's work and a specific, awesome neighborhood in Philadelphia. We also released a clue to where you could spot this specific piece of art in the city. Hunters had to take a selfie of themselves in the location with the art visible and share the image via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #ptw14 #hahaxpara. Each night, one victorious name was drawn from the day's pool of hunters to win some cool art from the artist of the day. At the end of Philly Tech Week, we picked the two hunters (first place and runner-up) that found the most art on the list and awarded them special prizes for being dedicated art lovers. We had a stellar lineup:
April 4th: JOE BORUCHOW
April 5th: BOB WILL REIGN
April 6th: BRAILLE STREET ART (AUSTIN SERAPHIN & SONIA PETRUSE)
April 7th: KID HAZO
April 8th: HURRAY//FOR
April 9th: Scrandy
April 10th: AirRat
CHANGE OF PLANS FOR APRIL 11th!
Street art is always at risk of being around one hour, but gone the next. Unfortunately, the piece we had planned for you to find from "Common Room" is no longer up, but please read more about the group and their work below. We will definitely be featuring their work in the future.
THE NEW PLAN:
HIGHLIGHT ON ANTI-HARASSMENT STREET ART
An important subject frequently seen in street art in Philadelphia is anti-harassment. We are so lucky to have multiple street artists and groups of street artists dedicated to spreading the word that harassment of all kinds NEEDS to stop. Pussy Division, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Amber Lynn's Project GASTRIC, and so many additional artists and projects have done an incredible job facing the issue head on, and we owe them a great deal of thanks for dedicating their time and creativity to such an important cause. Let's show these artists our appreciation for what they do by making April 11th all about the anti-harassment street art in Philadelphia. Make sure to check out the #ptw14 and #hahaxpara hashtags yourself to see what everyone is posting. We may all discover a lot of important work that we did not already know about.
And yes, the contest will still continue. Prize of the day TBA.