Providing studio, office and retail space for creatives of all types, BOK is “work-home” to over 80 artists, makers, small businesses, non-profits and beyond. A pop-up boutique and art exhibition by South Philly creatives will keep the building full of activity this summer. Continue Reading →
Despite a critical lack of funding for theatre, music, and arts education in Philadelphia’s public schools, the students at South Philadelphia High School, in collaboration with the Curtis Institute of Music‘s ArtistYear program, are thrilled to have an outlet for their creative talents through this production.
Tickets are priced as pay-what-you-wish in order to include all community members, but with hopes that revenue will speak to the community’s support and recognized need to keep music and theatre alive and thriving at South Philadelphia High School in the future. Continue Reading →
Students from the Eliza B. Kirkbride School visited City Council and were recognized by Councilman Squilla last week for their arts-based project titled “American Dreams”. In honor of Philadelphia Arts Advocacy Week, the students brought signs with messages of “Save the Arts” and “Protect Arts Ed,” speaking to the need for arts funding in Philly public schools.
“It made me feel important to be there”, commented one 8th grade student. Continue Reading →
Last month the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association launched their Storm Drain Art Project with Philly artist, Ryan Psota. The project’s purpose is to “bring more attention to our watershed and (hopefully) discourage citizens from throwing trash into the drains,” says LoMo board member, Rachel Cox.
SE corner of Broad and Snyder
With three storm drains already spoken for, LoMo is still accepting nominations for a fourth. Potential canvases should fit the criteria though: Continue Reading →