Free Interactive Street Festival Coming to Kensington May 21st – Spirit News

Free Interactive Street Festival Coming to Kensington May 21st

Summer is right around the corner and to kick things off in style, on Sunday, May 21 Hope Street, a historic cobble stone street (between Front and Howard Streets) in Kensington is playing host to the 2017 ArtWell Festival, a free interactive street festival uniting both youth and community through creativity.

ArtWell is a Philadelphia-based youth arts education nonprofit and according to their website, the organization was “founded in 2000 to respond to the chronic community violence in Philadelphia by introducing a preventive, educational, arts-oriented approach to reach underserved communities and youth facing discrimination, poverty, violence, and the everyday challenges of growing up.”

“ArtWell’s mission is to support young people and their communities through arts education and creative reflection, to discover their strengths, face complex challenges, and awaken their dreams. We facilitate multidisciplinary arts programs in schools and other youth-serving organizations that focus on helping children develop essential skills like empathy, compassion, creativity, problem solving, and communication,” Rae Pagliarulo, Development Manager at ArtWell told Spirit News… Read More / Festival RSVP