Arts

This is the best thing I’ve ever done!

This is the best thing I’ve ever done! Overheard during printmaking in The Art of Growing Leaders program at Sunrise of Philadelphia, Inc. / Southwark The Art of Growing Leaders is an expansion of The Art of Growing Up® program, ArtWell’s long-running rites of passage module. Through mask-making, poetry and multi-disciplinary arts, students build trust with […]

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New cross-sector research project to include ArtWell

Congratulations grantees! We are thrilled and honored to be included as partners along with Settlement Music School, BuildaBridge International and Penn Medicine Radiation Oncology for the research project led by Drexel University. The project aims to connect creative arts therapies with community-based arts organizations to enhance social engagement and overall well-being in those who have […]

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Teaching Artists Guild launches new online resource library

The Teaching Artists Guild recently launched Centering the Work, a new online crowd-sourced arts education and social justice repository celebrating best practices, practitioners and projects from all over the country to serve as beacons, inspirations and support for expanding the work from the margins to the mainstream. Centering the Work was spearheaded by members of the […]

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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. […]

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Boys & Girls Club of Chester imagines new world with EcoArts

Thanks to Boys & Girls Club of Chester for hosting a great culminating day! It was wonderful to celebrate the beautiful work of our EcoArts pilot program with our amazing teaching-artist team and proud students! #EcoArts #ArtWell View EcoArts Photos (June 10, 2016) About EcoArts EcoArts uses art, poetry, and reflection to engage youth in exploring and redefining what […]

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Windows to Peace Community Celebration

Al-Aqsa Islamic Society, ArtWell and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program hosted a community celebration May 21 along with a dedication to the “Windows to Peace” mural, a sequel project to the 2004 collaboration that brought together the three partners to create the “Doorways to Peace” mural. Now, more than 10 years later, our three organizations have […]

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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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