From honoring the past by preserving amazing works of art, to cultivating a passion for creativity in our youth, PECO powers the arts and culture in our local community.
PECO is proud to sponsor many exciting exhibits and special programs at The Franklin Institute, and to share our love of science with our community. Our interactive core exhibit,
Electricity, teaches children about the power of electricity and how it will shape our future. Plus, in 2016, we sponsored two exciting openings. The first,
Robot Revolution, explored how robots can change the way we live, work and play. The second,
Jurassic World: The Exhibition, immersed visitors in a dinosaur-inhabited land featuring incredibly life-like animatronic creatures.
To learn more, or for partner discounts, visit
The Franklin Institute.
PECO is a proud supporter of the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), the first institution built by a major U.S. city to collect and preserve art and artifacts that document the history and culture of African Americans and people of the African Diaspora. The PECO-sponsored core exhibit, Audacious Freedom: The History of African Americans in Philadelphia from 1776 to 1876, has received critical acclaim. PECO also sponsors AAMP's annual gala, and provides support for opening receptions, public programs and exhibitions that are visited by thousands annually.
PECO is committed to making art more accessible to everyone, including our underrepresented communities. That's why we're proud to offer PECO Free First Sundays at The Barnes Foundation. First Sundays help engage new and diverse audiences through complimentary ticketing and public programming on the first Sunday of each month. Most attendees are visiting the Barnes for the first time, and additional community partnerships help even more people experience all the Barnes has to offer.
To learn more about Free First Sundays, visit The Barnes Foundation.
PECO has supported People's Light and Theatre's Family Discovery Series for more than 15 years. People's Light is one of Pennsylvania's largest professional non-profit theatres. It's known for its resident artists, eclectic mix of productions and its innovative work with young people. Their Discovery series is designed to introduce youth ages 8 and up to the wonderful world of theatre. Plays are drawn from many sources to entertain, inspire and engage the community.
To learn more, visit
The Peoples Light and Theatre Company.
We're proud to celebrate the diverse backgrounds and cultures that make our community stronger. That's why we sponsor the PECO Multicultural Festival, our free, annual summer series focused on displaying traditions from around the world. The Festival runs from June through September at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. Each summer, tens of thousands of people gather there to learn more about their heritage, and to celebrate the various peoples who call our region home.
To learn more about free admission to the series, visit PECO Multicultural Festival at Penn's Landing.
PECO is a proud partner of Art Sanctuary and their annual Celebration of Black Arts. One of the oldest events of its kind, the festival curates talent and presenters to showcase work that fosters cultural understanding and transforms communities. With over 7,500 participants and attendees annually, they invite both established and aspiring artists to help create lectures, performances and educational programs that can be enjoyed by all.
To learn more, visit Art Sanctuary.
There's no better place to be on a warm summer night than outside under the stars. That's why PECO is proud to sponsor Scribe Video Center's Street Movies! This annual, free multicultural film-screening series tours neighborhoods in the Philadelphia region, bringing independent films from around the world to local parks, lots, playgrounds and community spaces. Throughout summer 2016, over 600 friends and neighbors took part in the series of family-friendly events.
To learn more about free admission to the performances, visit Scribe Video Center.
PECO is a proud supporter of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. This annual, 16-day Festival adds to our city's renowned culture by bringing the best in contemporary, innovative and groundbreaking art to Philadelphia. In addition, PECO is a presenting sponsor of FEASTIVAL, a benefit for FringeArts in partnership with world-class Philadelphia restaurants. FEASTIVAL celebrates our region's artistic and culinary scenes—two great economic engines that continue to push Philadelphia forward.
To learn more about free admission to the festival, visit Philly Fringe Festival.
PECO is the longest running supporter of the Annual Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Celebration. This free, daylong outdoor festival puts jazz center stage in Philadelphia's South Street West neighborhood. Hosted by Philadelphia's former producer of the West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, Lifeline Music Coalition, the Festival features a number of concerts, workshops and performances by local and national jazz musicians. Some festivalgoers even compare it to Bourbon Street in New Orleans.
To learn more about free admission to the festival, visit Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Celebration.
PECO is a proud long-time supporter of the Mann Center. Founded in 1935 as the summer venue for the world famous Philadelphia Orchestra, this iconic outdoor theater in Philadelphia's beautiful Fairmount Park now offers a diverse array of world-class entertainment. From classical, jazz, pop, rock, gospel and contemporary concerts to dance performances and international stage productions. The Mann also provides leadership in arts education through innovative activities for young people throughout the Philadelphia region.
To learn more about free tickets to performances this summer, visit Mann Center.
We are very excited to sponsor the Pennsylvania Ballet's 2017 presentation of Sleeping Beauty. Founded in Philadelphia in 1963, the Pennsylvania Ballet is considered one of the premier ballet companies in the United States. They grace audiences with full-length classics and contemporary works, as well as original commissions by established and emerging choreographers. The Ballet's mission is to bring the best in dance to Pennsylvania, to develop local talent, and to share the joy of dance with our community.
To learn more, visit Pennsylvania Ballet.
To learn more, visit Philadelphia Museum of Art.
PECO is a proud partner of Philadelphia's historic Walnut Street Theatre. Together, we've helped bring their Touring Outreach Program to twenty-five schools in the Greater Philadelphia region. In addition, our partnership has reached over 165 schools, impacting more than 30,000 students and teachers in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. Our goal is to help the Walnut Street Theater fulfill its mission to sustain the tradition of professional theatre, and to contribute to its future.
2016 marked the 10th Anniversary of historic Franklin Square in Philadelphia, and PECO was happy to help celebrate. PECO was the lead sponsor of the season's kick-off event, The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival. The Festival featured gigantic Chinese lanterns, a 150-foot dragon, a four-story pagoda, a jungle of oversized flowers and more. PECO closed the season with Electrical Spectacle, our free holiday light show featuring more than 50,000 lights set to holiday tunes, including those by the Philly Pops. PECO will continue to support in 2017.
To learn more, visit Historic Philadelphia.