Allens Lane Art Center Receives William Penn Foundation Grant for Community Arts Research Initiative
Allens Lane Art Center Blog
by allenslane
2M ago
  Neighbors will get in on the act through Art Forward, Engaging NW Philadelphia Neighbors, to guide the future of arts education and cultural programs at Allens Lane Art Center and surrounding neighborhoods. Philadelphia, April 29, 2024 — Allens Lane Art Center has received a one-year grant from the William Penn Foundation centered on supporting “Art Forward”, an innovative, neighbor-led, arts and community-based engagement project in partnership with Just Act and Mt. Airy CDC. Understanding the need for an audience-driven approach to program development, Allens Lane Art Center has invi ..read more
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Keeping Her Name Alive: Allens Lane Inaugurates the RMMB Emerging Curatorial Fellowship, in Honor of Rebeccah Milena Maia Blum
Allens Lane Art Center Blog
by allenslane
4M ago
Allens Lane Art Center welcomes the community to the opening reception for KEEPING HER NAME ALIVE this Friday, September 29 from 5-7pm, a group exhibition that will inaugurate the RMMB Emerging Curatorial Fellowship. KEEPING HER NAME ALIVE launches the RMMB Emerging Curatorial Fellowship, which celebrates the life and memory of Rebeccah Milena Maia Blum, a passionate fine arts curator, gallerist, writer and publicist in the international art scene. Even though the location of her life and work was Berlin, Germany, her family is based in the United States. As a child, Rebeccah spent the years o ..read more
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First Integrated Summer Day Camp in Philly Started at Allens Lane – and It’s Still Going Strong!
Allens Lane Art Center Blog
by Beth Blinebury
4M ago
The Allens Lane Art Center, celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year, is one such community treasure. Founded by a group of educators and activists committed to social and racial justice, the Center began offering arts classes to children from the Germantown and Mt. Airy neighborhoods in 1953. That same year, it also opened the city’s first integrated summer camp. In archival documents recently discovered at Allens Lane, a report on the 1965 Summer Camp stands out for its exuberant enthusiasm.   “Although each of the previous reports spoke in glowing terms of the achievements attained ..read more
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Celebrating 70 Years
Allens Lane Art Center Blog
by Beth Blinebury
4M ago
We celebrate a milestone in Allens Lane Art Center’s history this year, our 70th anniversary! In honor of this landmark year, we will be looking back for inspiration from our past, sharing our values of racial justice and inclusivity in the present, and creating more opportunities to reach out to our diverse communities in the future. Our Founding: Rooted in Social Justice The Center was founded on June 23rd, 1953, by a group of Mt. Airy residents, as part of a larger grassroots movement in the 1950s. Through community organizing, Mt. Airy residents sought to fight for racial and economic jus ..read more
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