Check out a great article written in 2007 (but still applicable) about the Philadelphia Art Scene at Papermag.com (click here). Written by Alexis Swerdloff, with photos by Alexander Cumming, the article describes two New Yorkers looking for something different. And they found it! Their trip to the Sixth Borough (as Ms. Swerdloff writes) "was to scope out the Philly art scene. Just far
enough away from New York (a little under two hours) to escape its
looming shadow, and close enough to absorb some of its overflow, the
Philadelphia art scene is booming."