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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 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.
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.