Picasso Project Grant Awarded to ArtWell, Rhoads Elementary

You make our hearts beat James Rhoades Elementary school! @IBX @artwellphilly Congrats on your #PicassoProject award! @PhillyMayor pic.twitter.com/bdmoQW0LSf — Picasso Project (@PCCYarts) January 10, 2018 Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) recently announced it’s 2018 Picasso Project winners and partners at a City Hall ceremony with Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, School District Superintendent Dr. […]

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Youth leaders set course for action in 2018

Photo above: ArtWell Youth Leadership Council and Norris Square Youth Advisory Kick Off and Orientation Meeting (Part 1). On Wednesday, December 13, youth leaders from ArtWell and the Norris Square Neighborhood Project (myneighborhoodproject.org) met for the conclusion of their two-part kick off and orientation meeting. The newly formed group – consisting of ArtWell’s Youth Leadership […]

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Artist reception kicks off holiday season at ArtWell

 Exhibiting artists include Susan Teegen, Kris Smith, Sarah Chavez, Joe Brenman, Julia Katz Terry, Jessica Eldredge, Briana Clarke, Adab Ibrahim, Cathleen Cohen, Vessna Scheff, Adina Shapiro and Winston Wallace. Works by teaching artists and staff of ArtWell will be on display at Gryphon Cafe at Oxford Mills for the month of December (7th – […]

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ArtWell wins 2018-2019 Barra Award

  PRESS RELEASE ArtWell Wins 2018-2019 Barra Award for Exemplary Nonprofits in the Greater Philadelphia Region December 5, 2017 – Wayne, PA — The Barra Foundation has announced that ArtWell is a recipient of a 2018-2019 Barra Award. ArtWell joins 43 exceptional nonprofit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region that will each receive $50,000 in […]

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Youth Voice at ArtWell

Youth Voice at ArtWell by Program Director Julia Terry At ArtWell we understand that young people do not need adults to give them a voice, they already have strong opinions and important stories to share. It is our role and responsibility as a community to listen, trust, support, inform, strengthen and amplify their voices. Recently, […]

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ArtWell Leaders Convene for Annual Board Retreat

On Sunday, November 12th, ArtWell leaders convened for the annual Board Retreat. We were proud to officially welcome our new members, David Brown, Sara Richmond and Angela Steel, and to spend an afternoon together to focus on building connections to one another and our mission. The board and staff engaged in meaningful activities and generative […]

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Embodying Values and Finding Sanctuaries in Time

A Message From ArtWell Executive Director Susan Teegen Dear Friends, I’m thrilled to be back after having an opportunity to personally live out the ethos of our ArtWell programs throughout my Sabbatical. Thanks to your dedicated support and that of our Board and staff, our programs never missed a beat—more on this exciting work below. […]

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ArtWell Founder, Executive Director Awarded 2017 Crawford Achievement Prize

Above photo (left to right): Susan Teegen, ArtWell Founder and Executive Director; Pina Templeton, NRF Trustee from PA; and Bob Stuart, President, NRF Board of Trustees. Photo courtesy of the National Recreation Foundation. In recognition of her service to the youth of Philadelphia, the National Recreation Foundation presented its 2017 Robert W. Crawford Achievement Prize to […]

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