What would you say to a police officer?

Guest Blog by Teaching Artists: Sara Graybeal, Rebeccah Ulm, and Kris Smith What would you say to a police officer? This is the question that middle school students at Southwark School have chosen to wrestle with for their creative action project as part of The Art of Growing Leaders (AGL) program. Beginning in October 2015, in partnership […]

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Live in Philly 2016 Poetic Address to the Nation Features Philly’s Talented Artists

What a great time on Saturday (Feb 20th)! Re-inventing the Pledge of Allegiance and creating a collective found word poem with folks who came out to the Painted Bride Art Center for the 2016 Poetic Address to the Nation.  Congratulations to all of the talented artists who contributed and performed, including ArtWell teaching artists Yolanda Wisher – […]

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“Windows to Peace” Mural Project Receives Tremendous Support From Community

Over the course of 2 days in January, more than 250 members of the community from various backgrounds of age, race, and religion came together for “Windows to Peace”, an interfaith mural project led by Al-Aqsa, ArtWell, and Mural Arts inspiring connection and understanding between all our neighbors. View Photos As partners of Al-Aqsa through […]

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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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