Philadelphia is Alive with Art

While all of Philadelphia is filled with rich history and culture, The Packard Motor Car Building is nestled right along the city’s outstanding Avenue of the Arts. From theaters to schools, galleries to spas, Broad Street is the place you want to be for arts and culture. Choose from spacious studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom Philadelphia apartments with premium amenities and immerse yourself in music, dance, theater and fine arts.

Explore the Avenue of the Arts

Situated on Broad Street, The Packard Motor Car Building is the in the perfect location to enjoy everything the district has to offer. There’s no such thing as “nothing to do” when you live here. The Avenue of the Arts is a designated section of Broad Street and home to many of Philadelphia’s performing arts venues.

Performing Arts of all Kinds

One of Philadelphia’s most popular performing arts centers is home to the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. The organization hosts events from classical to contemporary music genres. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts offers everything from jazz to family discovery shows to the famed Philadanco dance company. Enjoy live shows, concerts, and the orchestra from the incredible 2,500-seat Verizon Hall or the flexible 650-seat Perelman Theater. It is owned and operated by Kimmel Center, Inc., which also runs the Academy of Music and the Merriam Theater, both of which are also located along Broad Street.

Performances at The Academy of Music

Home to the Pennsylvania Ballet and the hot spot for a Broadway show in Philadelphia and even opera. At the Academy of Music and Merriam Theater you can find family-friendly events or a wonderful theater production for a date night. The nearby Merriam Theater is Philadelphia’s most continuous location for Broadway shows. You’ll love enjoying the aesthetic of the Merriam after some fine dining at one of Center City’s award-winning restaurants. Aspiring ballerinas will want to enroll in the nearby Rock School for Dance Education, which has been reputed as one of the best pre-professional training programs for more than 50 years. The Pennsylvania Ballet also offers programs and classes without auditions, so you don’t have to be the most experienced to let your inner dancer shine!

Gallery and Museum Immersion

If fine arts is more your scene, there are fantastic museums and galleries to enjoy drawing, painting, and sculpture. The Carre d’artistes Gallery is a quaint space for you to explore contemporary exhibits and monthly featured artists. Many pieces are available for purchase, which will look fabulous in one of our Packard Motor Car Building apartments on the Avenue of the Arts. Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts and The Fabric Workshop and Museum both have lovely spaces to observe art pieces as well as classes to workshop some of your own unique creations nearby as well.

If you’re searching for color and design inspirations for your apartment on Broad Street in Philadelphia, take a quick visit to one of the many Philadelphia art galleries dotting the avenue. Several of these galleries are connected to the University of the Arts – the only school in the country that encourages students to work cross-dimensionally through traditional artistic boundaries. Dedicated solely to photography, the Sol Mednick Gallery offers a regular schedule of exhibits by emerging and well-known photographers from around the world. It is located on the 15th floor of Terra Hall, one floor above its sister gallery for contemporary photography, Gallery 1401. The University’s primary exhibit space can be found at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, across from the Kimmel Center. Free and open to the public, the gallery offers exhibits as well as educational opportunities that support the University’s academic programming and promotes awareness of contemporary art.

The Art Museum and Fairmont Neighborhood

The Packard Motor Car Building is located just 1.5 miles from the Art Museum area on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Properly known as Fairmount, the art museum area offers Philadelphians a variety of museums, shops, and galleries to explore. From the most famous, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, to gems like the Franklin Institute, Barnes Foundation, and Rodin Museum, there’s a wealth of arts and culture in just one neighborhood. In addition to the art located within the walls of each museum and institution, there is ample green space outfitted with statues and exquisite landscaping for you to enjoy as well. From spending the day perusing the numerous works of art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to taking advantage of the elegant culinary options located nearby you can experience the full range of the area’s culture.

Unique Artistic Charm at Home

The Packard Motor Car Building is home to its own wealth of gorgeous architectural touches and artistic charm. From the grand two-story lobby and exquisite chandeliers to the impressive views of Center City through expansive industrial-style windows, our Philadelphia apartments are a work of art in and of themselves. The arts and cultural district of Philadelphia flourishes on Broad Street—become a part of the rich arts atmosphere Philadelphia has to offer. View photos of our apartments in Center City and speak to a leasing specialist to schedule a tour.

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Contact The Packard Motor Car Building

Contact The Packard Motor Car Building to learn more about our apartment rentals in Center City! Call our leasing office at 215-351-0930 to schedule a personal virtual apartment tour or FaceTime tour.


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