Al-Aqsa “Windows to Peace” Mural Project Building and Connecting Community

Thank you to Al-Aqsa Islamic Society, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Mayor Kenney and community leaders, artists, volunteers, and all supporters for a truly rewarding day of dialogue, creativity, and peace on January 9, 2016. ArtWell has been proud partners with Al-Aqsa since 2003 through mural projects and weekly student workshops, and we are […]

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ArtWell Receives Lenfest Foundation and Forman Family Fund Grants to support youth arts education in Philadelphia

ArtWell is so honored to have received generous new funding. The Lenfest Foundation awarded ArtWell $200,000  to support ArtWell’s® The Art of Growing Leaders in 25 program sites over two years and The Nessa Forman, David Forman, Eleanor and Solomon Forman Family Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation granted ArtWell $38,000 to support We the Poets® programming […]

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ArtWell Supports Youth Programming Through Generosity 5K

Left to Right: Shira Burcat, Artwell Development Director, and David Sarfati with Board Members: Patty Smail, Susan Teegen, Patricia Pearce, Patrick MacAvoy, Adab Ibrahim, and Jennifer Simpson. On a brisk early Sunday ArtWell Board, Staff, Volunteers, and Friends gathered for the Generosity Series 5K in Fairmount Park. ArtWell volunteers and staff had a GREAT time […]

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Honorees Inspire at ArtWell Awards While Raising over $135K for Youth Arts Programming

Artwell was delighted to gather with more than 320 supporters and friends in an evening of joyful celebration highlighting honorees Spike Lee, Lynne Horoschak, and Jerron Corley. Living up to its billing of transforming and inspiring through the power of the arts, the ArtWell Awards featured inspiring and original poetry readings throughout the night in […]

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Young Hearts Beat a Rhythm of Joy & Hope through ArtWell’s HeartBeat Programming

Thanks to generous funding from the William Penn Foundation, ArtWell is launching our long anticipated 15-week HeartBeat music program! Building on 15 years of partnership with Marcy Francis and Jan Jeffries, ArtWell’s Percussion Artists-in-Residence, the program uses the power of West African and Afro-Caribbean music and tradition as a vehicle to engage youth, while integrating […]

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Lessons from an Art Teacher, from the Bartol Archive

Bartol Foundation recently re-issued ArtWell Award Honoree Lynne Horoschak’s 1999 fellowship documentary ‘Lessons from an Art Teacher’ online.   Things change. Things stay the same. Fifteen years after Lynne Horoschak was named the 1999 George Bartol Arts in Education Fellow, the story of her decades as a Philadelphia public school art teacher is still relevant and inspiring. […]

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Marcy and Jan to Drum Up the Artwell Awards!

Marcy Francis and Jan Jefferies have been Artists-in-Residence at Artwell for 15 years, facilitating musically charged workshops through Artwell and beyond the Philadelphia area. The Artwell Awards would not be the same without their contagious rhythms and vocals. That is why we have invited them to energize and inspire the audience as always. Marcy Francis […]

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Beginnings of a Visionary Poet

This October, the second annual Artwell Awards will be held at 2424 Studios in Philadelphia. There will be three honorees: the Visionary Leader honoree, the Miki Young Leadership honoree, and Student Leader honoree. This year, I am thrilled to be honored as a Student Leader by Artwell. I have a long history with this organization; […]

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