Maybe you’ve wandered by the Wetherill Mansion and have felt a little too intimidated to walk inside. The grand building can look a little foreboding from street level on Rittenhouse Square. But the Philadelphia Art Alliance (PAA), which calls the mansion home (along with the much-acclaimed Rittenhouse Tavern), is hosting a fundraiser, Spring at the Mansion, on Friday with the goal of amping up the curb appeal.
Proceeds from Spring at the Mansion will go to exterior renovation projects like new signs and banners; lighting to illuminate the intersection of 18th and Rittenhouse; and perhaps repairs of the front railing and stairs. Interior projects will include renovated gallery lighting and the exposure of a series of beautiful windows on the second floor that are hidden behind walls, blocking out any natural light.