Art, Architecture, Food Trucks And Beer Coming To The Oval
Saint-Gobain, a Parisian building materials company, will be traveling the globe this summer to commemorate their 350th anniversary with an installation exhibition (like you do). Philadelphia, the only stop in North America, will host the event from May 30th to June 6th at The Oval (2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway).
And right about now, you’re asking, “So why should I care about this?” And the answer is, because there will be beer. And food trucks. And art and whimsy and wonder, of course. But mostly beer.
The installation, entitled “Future Sensations,” boasts five architectural light-up pavilions that each echo one of the senses, and will be free to all visitors. The company describes these as ephemeral, immersive experiences that combine art, architecture, science, and innovation.
To add to the art, Saint-Gobain will be sponsoring a pop-up beer garden offering selections from Yards Brewing Company that are meant to celebrate the company’s French roots. Throughout the week, they will also be hosting some of Philly’s favorite food trucks. To, you know, go with the beer.
The garden’s hours will be: