3-week art immersion imagines past, present, future of Rail Park

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By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For three weekends in October, Philadelphia's Rail Park is turning into an immersive, multi-sensory, pop-up art experience looking at the past, present and future of the historic Reading Railroad corridor. 

Site/Sound is a fun and free space for the community to enjoy this month, says Jane Golden, director of Mural Arts Philadelphia, one of two partners working with Friends of the Rail Park on the project.

"It's sound, it's light, it's projection," Golden said. "It's a festival! It's so exciting!"

#SneakPeek at the old Philly Rail Park turned into a Site/Sound multimedia art experience for the next couple of weeks- thanks to @muralarts @TheRailPark & @ComposersForum. This Saturday there will be ------------ for the kickoff festival. Details on @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com/Yv2zUKGbaz

— Antionette Lee (@arleeonair) October 3, 2019

The series of multimedia installations make a unique use of the historic space near 9th and Spring Garden streets, bringing life to the existing Rail Park, and inviting visitors to imagine how it can expand. 

"We have jazz elements. We have world music elements. So, there's a lot of different flavors that are going to be on display for people," he said.

It opens to the public this Saturday with a kickoff festival featuring food trucks and performances. 

The festivities will continue for only three weekends: Oct. 5 - 19. Visit sitesoundphl.org for a full schedule of activities.