National Arts in Education Week is Sept. 10-16

How has ArtWell impacted you? Share your story with us on social media using @artwellphilly #BecauseOfArtsEd #ArtsEdWeek during National Arts in Education Week. Join thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation to celebrate National Arts in Education Week, September 10 – 16. Throughout the week community leaders and members will recognize and celebrate the transformative […]

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We can do it better!

College-bound students leaving us inspired with this collective poem from their boot camp at the Advocate Center with ArtWell teaching artists: I can share my own opinion, We can respect each other’s viewpoints even if we don’t agree. I can learn, We can learn at our own pace. I can create change, We can make an impact. I can give back to […]

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Resource Alert: USDAC Guide to Artistic Response

From the USDAC: As natural disasters and social emergencies multiply, the need has grown for ethical, creative, and effective artistic response—arts-based work responding to disaster or other community-wide emergency, much of it created in collaboration with community members directly affected. Art Became The Oxygen was created to engage three categories of readers who share the […]

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Make Art Philly!

On Wednesday, July 26, ArtWell had the delightful experience of being one of 11 Make Art Philly partners providing youth arts activities and demonstrations within City Hall’s courtyard. The free, mini-summer art camp for kids was hosted by The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy (Facebook: @CreativePhiladelphia; Twitter & Instagram: […]

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A Summer of Reflection and Growth

This month marks the beginning of an exciting summer of reflection and growth for both ArtWell and our Founder and Executive Director, Susan Teegen, as she embarks on a three month Sabbatical. This is one of the many ways ArtWell lives out our values and embodies the practices of imagination, exploration, personal reflection and transformation […]

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On your mark. Get set. Go summer teaching artists!

Say hello to our summer teaching artists! These creative folks spent the week getting ready for an awesome summer of art, music, and poetry classes all over Philadelphia. Want to make sure they have everything they need to give Philadelphia youth fun, healthy, and creative outlets for their thoughts, ideas, and dreams? Make a donation […]

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June First Friday exhibit celebrates student work

The June First Friday pop up exhibit showcased student art from Al-Aqsa Islamic Academy, Southwark School and Rhoads Elementary School — all partner schools of ArtWell. A steady stream of guests bore witness to the power of creativity and the role it plays in students’ lives. In under-resourced schools, children may not experience any creative […]

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Spirit News Profiles in Kensington: Adab Ibrahim

Adab Ibrahim is the Community Liaison for Philadelphia’s Al-Aqsa Islamic Society and is an ArtWell Board Member. Meet the Community Liaison of Philadelphia’s Al-Aqsa Islamic Society JACQUIE MAHON Adab Ibrahim, Community Liaison for Philadelphia’s Al-Aqsa Islamic Society, was already seated at ReAnimator Coffee in Kensington when I arrived. With three children (all at Temple University), […]

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Power of art and community on display at ArtWell Festival

Produced by Meredith Nutting On May 21, the community gathered at ArtWell’s home in Oxford Mills to celebrate the power of art, creativity, and reflection! It was a joyous day full of color, music, and sunshine. Festival performances and activities featured slam poetry, Capoeira, West African drumming, improvisational singing, face painting and collage, and much more […]

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