It matters that our home city is Philadelphia, a global arts capital where innovation's roots run deep. With a vibrant creative economy, Philadelphia is open and welcoming to new artists and designers who want to make their mark.

It's also a thriving city of neighborhoods—you'll want to check out the exciting art scenes in Old City, Fishtown and Northern Liberties. If you're into nightlife, head to South Street or the Gayborhood. Want to get away from it all? Then Fairmount Park or one of Philadelphia's open-space parks, like nearby Rittenhouse Square, are for you. (Students LOVE the Rittenhouse Farmers' Market!)

Moore students become part of Philly's creative community and immediately have access to industry connections. Through The Galleries at Moore, they have even more opportunity to work with and engage renowned artists from our own city and beyond. And because we are located in Philadelphia's museum center, with its truly magnificent institutions as well as independent galleries, Moore is home base for walkable exploration that allows our graduates to turn their talents into careers. 

The Best of Philly

According to Moore students!


Coffee: Peddler Coffee or the Moore Café (we serve Starbucks!)
Greek: Moustakis
Indian: Thanal
Chinese: Sang Kee Peking Duck House
Breakfast: Federal Donuts
Food Court: Reading Terminal Market
Also near campus: The Comcast Center marketplace, with everything from pizza slices to deli sandwiches and grab-and-go sushi; Buena Onda taqueria for tacos, quesadillas and guac; and Wawa, a must-try Philadelphia institution.

Art & Culture

Galleries: Automatt and Kapp Kapp
Museums: The Franklin Institute, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Musuem of Art and Mütter Museum—all within walking distance of campus
Public Art: The LOVE statue, the giant clothespin and the murals—all 4,000+ of them! How many can you spot?

Places to Think

Elfreth's Alley in Old City
City Hall and its courtyard
Free Library of Philadelphia
Swann Memorial Fountain in Logan Square—right across the street from Moore

Plus: Did you know that Philadelphia ranks #10 in the U.S. for the number of parks within a 10-minute walk? (source: American Fitness Index)

Annual Events

Center City District Restaurant Week
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Philadelphia Flower Show
BlackStar Film Festival
Made in America Music Festival
Moore's Spring/Summer Fashion Show

Mark your calendar! Greater Philadelphia hosts more than 125 cultural events EVERY DAY.

Tell us what you love most about Philly!

It's our home, so we're a little biased, but we think Philadelphia is a fantastic city to live, learn and check out amazing art. Also, we have Gritty. Tell us what you're doing in Philadelphia, whether you're in town to visit Moore's campus or already here as a student! Tag us on social media @moorecollegeart and we'll repost your adventures! (Photo: C. Kao for Visit Philadelphia.)