A lovely day for Make Art Philly

Make Art Philly, a day of voting themed art-making during the 2016 Democratic National Convention

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy hosted “Make Art Philly,” a day of voting themed art-making and crafting for young Philadelphians, Democratic National Convention delegates, and their families in the City Hall Courtyard on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. ArtWell and several cultural organizations from throughout Philadelphia shared their art-making skills, allowing visitors to participate in voting themed button-making, painting, screen printing, sculpture activities and many other family-friendly activities.

ArtWell collaging, collective poem, and pledge activities were led by program director Julia Terry, program associate Kris Smith, and teaching artists Lan VanDe Hei and Lee Fogel.

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The Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy worked in collaboration with the Office of Councilman Bobby Henon, Philly Play, and Health Promotion Council in hosting “Make Art Philly” in association with the Day of Play Extravaganza. The voting themed art-making is an extension of Philly VOTE and Get Out the Vote Art in City Hall exhibitions hosted by the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

Make Art Philly Community Partners:

AIGA Philadelphia
ArtWell
Asian Arts Initiative
The Clay Studio
Dumpster Divers of Philadelphia
Fleisher Art Memorial
HMS School for Children with Cerebal Palsy
Main Line Art Center
The Mann Center
Mural Arts Program
Next Stop Democracy
Office of Councilman Bobby Henon
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
The Print Center & Second State Press
School District of Philadelphia Music Program
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