Phoenixville Firebird Festival, 2011

Firebird Mission Statement

The Firebird Festival is an annual celebration of the borough’s namesake – the Phoenix. Its mission is to foster a collaboration of local artistic and creative talent, and to enhance the cultural life of Phoenixville. These goals are achieved through the festival itself, and through the use of funds generated by the event to support arts projects within the Borough, such as murals and sculpture, as well as entertainments staged for the benefit of the public.

One invaluable by-product of the Firebird Festival is the personal connections made between all those who participate in this event – the organizers, the builders, the volunteers, the performers, the attendees, the businesses, as well as the Police and Fire Departments, and borough administrators. There are few other Phoenixville events that stimulate such creative cross-pollination between so many diverse groups of people.


Producer, Staging and Special effects. J. Patrick Doyle. Bird Design and sculpture, Charles Sega.

Art and Production design and Festival organizer, Henrik Stubbe Teglbjaerg.

Photo by Martin Bispels,

Firebird Festival 2011 Martin Bispels