From the large-scale alfresco replicas of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's most adored works, to an immersive installation on the famous Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the World Heritage City of Philadelphia presents holidaymakers with the opportunity to marvel at an exciting collection of priceless masterpieces. For travellers with an eye for art, the city will also proudly host a 40-foot temporary sculpture this summer, alongside one of the region's largest art festivals.

The Philadelphia Museum Of Art's 'Inside Out' Program 
From 15 May to mid-August, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will launch the 'Inside Out' program for the third consecutive year. Founded by the Detroit Institute of Arts as a way to engage communities with art, the initiative will bring high-quality reproductions of Museum masterpieces into neighbourhoods in Philadelphia and across the region. The large-scale framed outdoor replicas will highlight key works from the Museum's world-renowned collection of American, European, Latin American, and Asian art. Mounted on walls in Philadelphia's neighbourhoods, reproductions of art on display will include Paul Cézanne's Mont Sainte-Victoir, Georgia O' Keeffe's Two Calla Lilies on Pink, and Claude Monet's Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool. For further information, visit www.philamuseum.org/insideout.

Manayunk Arts Festival 
For two days from 24 June, the north-western neighbourhood of Manayunk in Philadelphia will host the region's largest outdoor arts festival, presenting a variety of fine arts and crafts from across the U.S. Nearly 200,000 collectors, buyers and designers are predicted to visit the neighbourhood's Main Street for the festival, which will showcase artwork, including ceramics, jewellery and paintings, from nearly 300 artists. The Manayunk Arts Festival offers travellers the perfect opportunity to view unique pieces from emerging and upcoming artists and possibly pick up a creative souvenir to take home. Located just 15 minutes from the city centre, the charming neighbourhood of Manayunk was named a National Historic District in 1983 and as such provides the perfect setting for a post-festival afternoon stroll along the Schuylkill River. For further information, visitwww.manayunk.com.

'Fireflies' On The Benjamin Franklin Parkway by Cai Gui-Qiang
Visitors to Philadelphia will have a unique chance to experience the city's scenic Benjamin Franklin Parkway as a nocturnal dreamscape from 14 September, when internationally acclaimed artist Cai Guo-Qiang invites the public to hop aboard glowing peddle vehicles and take rides up and down the Parkway, creating a luminous composition titled 'Fireflies'. Commissioned by the Association for Public Art in Philadelphia, the handcrafted bright and twinkling vehicles will be designed to look like Chinese lanterns and will draw on memories of the traditional lantern festivals from the artist's childhood. The interactive art installation will begin at sunset and will be on view for four hours each Thursday to Sunday evening until 8 October 2017. For further information, visit www.associationforpublicart.org.

'Big Bling' by Martin Puryear
Commissioned by New York's Madison Square Park Conservancy, the temporary 'Big Bling' structure will be on view in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park from June – December 2017. The 40-foot outdoor sculpture, created by acclaimed artist Martin Puryear, will consist of a multi-tier wooden structure wrapped in a fine chain-link fence. Complete with a gold-lead shackle anchored near the top of the towering structure, 'Big Bling' is the largest temporary outdoor sculpture Puryear has ever created and its part animal form, part abstract appearance elicits a range of readings and interpretations. For further information, visit www.associationforpublicart.org.

For more information on Philadelphia, visit the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau's website, www.discoverphl.co.uk