May 21: ArtWell Festival at Oxford Mills

ArtWell Festival, an interactive street festival, uniting youth and community through creativity, returns to Oxford Mills this May!

When: Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Where: The ArtWell Festival will take place on Hope Street, an historic cobblestone street that runs alongside our offices (between Front and Howard Streets). Our offices can be found at 100 W. Oxford Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Google Map

Why: Every day we witness the power of making art, sharing stories, and creating new ones together. Meaningful engagement in the arts has activated our students’ agency, harnessing their innovative ideas and creative solutions for the challenges facing our schools and communities. We are excited to share their art and dreams for Philadelphia with the public.

Who: All are welcome to this free community event. We are excited to host kids and families, community partners, local businesses, media, artists and educators. More than 300 guests attended the 2015 Festival and we’re looking forward to an even larger event in May 2017!

What: Festival-goers will have the opportunity to learn about our young people’s visions for their communities, and engage in activities such as mask-making, collaborative mosaic, and instrument-making, while enjoying music, food, and drink. Local artisans, food trucks, businesses and community partners will have exciting goods for sale and information available. Vibrant music, dance performances and workshops will occur throughout the afternoon.

Festival Activities/Events

  • Student Art and Social Action Exhibit
  • Free ArtWell Activity Stations and Collaborative Art Experiences
  • Face Painting
  • Eclectic Family Friendly Music and Percussion
  • Youth Poetry
  • Spoken Word Artists Including Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher
  • Food Trucks


Sponsorship Opportunities
The ArtWell Festival offers philanthropists and companies the opportunity to support an organization that is working to foster thriving, just and peaceful communities. Your generous support goes directly toward programs of ArtWell, reaching 1,000 to 3,000 youth annually in communities throughout Greater Philadelphia. ArtWell is a nonprofit, non-sectarian 501(c)3 organization and is registered as a charitable organization in Pennsylvania.

  • $10,000+ ChangeMaker
  • $5,000+ Community Leader
  • $2,500+ Benefactor
  • $500+ Supporter
  • $150+ Contributor
  • In-Kind Donor: Please work with ArtWell Staff to customize your sponsorship opportunity. Contact Julia Terry at
ArtWell Festival Sponsorship Form