Our Community Programs


The "Swiss Army Knife" of art delivering creative experiences to your neighborhood

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Community Partnerships in the Arts

Bringing art-making experiences to children in Philadelphia public schools and community after-school programs.

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Día De Los Muertos

An authentic celebration of one of the most important Mexican holidays.

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Teen Lounge

Drop in, hang out, and make art in this free program for young artists ages 13-19.

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“Our students love it! Every residency day, they are beside themselves. These are middle school kids, so it’s hard to get them excited about much.”

Participating Teacher, Community Partnerships in the Arts

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Did you know that our Sanctuary is home to the last factory-installed Wurlitzer organ in Philadelphia? Well, now you do! Thanks to Tom Beck of @southphillyreview for stopping by to learn more. Read more at http://bit.ly/2NZt9fD.

Good news for those who could not join us on Sunday for the Dear Fleisher, sale of artwork ... the show will remain on view and on sale through Friday! Stop by and take home your favorite for just $50!

For the past few weeks, our ceramics studio has been the site of a new pilot program aimed at further engaging artists aged 55 and better. Led by celebrated artist @kukuli.velarde, Cerámica: Cuentos Para Las Generaciones extends Fleisher’s already deep connections to the Latino community in South Philadelphia. Supported by grants from @communityartsed and @lifetime_arts, this free class is just the first step of Fleisher’s exploration of creative aging. For more, see our recent blog post at http://bit.ly/2xf8ydO.

We’ve sold quite a bit of work at Dear Fleisher, so far, but there are plenty of incredible pieces left! We’re here until 5:00 p.m. and the garden bar, featuring performances by @sleepyfreakphl @jakelazovick and Boosegumps opens at 3:00. Stop by the entrance to Palumbo Park and make mini artworks of your own with ColorWheels, our mobile art studio, too!

Our first Dear Fleisher, purchase is in the books! Congrats, @helloyowie! We’re stoked you got the piece you’ve had your eye on! Don’t forget to come by and grab your favorite for just $50. We’re here until 5:00.

When you’re here for Dear Fleisher, swing by the lobby and see the postcard-sized works created this week by the young artists in our Saturday program. #madeatfleisher

We’ve got some incredible works of art on our gallery walls... but not for long! See you at 11:00 when the doors open for the Dear Fleisher! Don’t forget to take photos of the works you buy and tag us!

One of the most exciting parts of Dear Fleisher, is just a few days away! If we haven’t convinced you to swing by between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. this Sunday, here are five things you’ll be able to that day that may sway you! 1. Take home an original work of art for just $50! 2. Enjoy free coffee and donuts if you're among the first 50 people in line! 3. Screenprint a tote designed by @keesholterman to carry your purchased works! 4. After 3:00 p.m., grab a drink in the garden bar and catch performances by Sleepy Freak, Boosegumps, and Sitcom. 5. Feel GREAT because you just helped Fleisher raise $50,000 to support arts education programs for more than 20,000 people!

We're having a blast at the Dear Fleisher, First Look Party! If you couldn't join us tonight, the show is officially open! Swing by next week tomorrow through next week to see the show in its entirety and make sure to join us for the sale of artwork on Sunday, September 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Special thanks to our sponsors @cutandpastephotobooth @daybydayphilly @flyingfishbrew and @quakercityshrubs for helping to make tonight a huge success!