Through their educational programs, community engagement projects, puppet parades, and public performances, Spiral Q generates brand alignment with their collaborators while keeping the community as first priority. At Spiral Q everything comes back to community engagement and social justice.
"We imagine a city whose streets reflect the full spectrum of its residents’ creativity. We see a responsive and engaged society that rallies consistently to overcome the challenges of discrimination and oppression. We envision a world of abundance that mobilizes its resources to nurture shared vitality." - Spiral Q's vision statement.
Whether you've stumbled upon one of their parades or giant puppet appearances, visited their giant puppet collection on display in their gallery on Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia, or have enjoyed a giant puppet pageant in a Philly park, there's no doubt your breath will be taken away by the superior craft of Spiral Q.
Working alongside the Spiral Q team has been nothing short of amazing! As an Event Partner, Spiral Q's staff has created an arts based strategy to bring greater visibility to, build participation in, and attract greater investment in "setting the table" for the American Street Feast. Conceiving and designing place settings for the Feast table and connecting neighborhood institutions and artists, Spiral Q developed and coordinated opportunities for neighbors to create artwork. With place settings components crafted by various neighbors, each dinner guest will sit down to a unique story - napkin rings that tell of celebration food traditions and "place" mats filled out to reflect what "Home" means. With workshops locations ranging from parks, swimming pools and street corners to neighborhood maker institutions like NextFab and Second State Press, they've had a chance to make art side by side with a wide swath of neighbors.
Mark your calendars for the next Pre-Feast engagement opportunity, on August 24th from 6-7pm at fellow Event Partner, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center's art part, The Meadows across from the Crane Arts building on the 1400 block of American Street!