What are all those weird sculptures doing around town?

Events, Things to Do, What's New — By abbygordon on April 5, 2010 at 12:25 am

The Phillie Phanatic

If you’re not a baseball fan, you might not be familiar with the beloved Phillies’ mascot, the Phillie Phanatic.

The Phanatic is an indescribable green creature who kind of resembles ALF, the Alien Life Form of television history, and likes to dance and make fun of opposing players at Phillies games.  To get some momentum going for what fans hope will be another championship baseball season, the Phillies and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation have launched a public art project called “Phanatic Around Town.”

A selection of Phanatic sculptures from the Phillies' website

Twenty fiberglass sculptures of the Phanatic will decorate some of Philadelphia’s outdoor spaces between now and August.  Each sculpture is painted by a different local artist.  Sculptures can be seen at the Philadelphia Airport, the Franklin Institute, the Betsy Ross House, Rittenhouse Square, and sixteen other locations.


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