Our VISION is to:

  • Provide communal space for creativity, collaboration, self-actualization, social engagement, and celebration.
  • Foster civic engagement and community revitalization through the arts.
  • Function as a gathering place for artists and all those who seek to bring an eco-friendly and artistic sensibility to their lives.
  • Utilize creative expression as an instrument for social change.
  • Serve as a center for children and adults to learn, find safe space, and rejoice in the unique creativity that springs from us all.

Teen Opera Prodigy Will Help Launch Emlen’s COP Mural Project Phase 2

Save the date! Emlen’s Back To School Night Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5 pm 6501 Chew St. (19119) Free admission and open to the public. America’s Got Talent Semi Finalist, at the age of 11? Opera Prodigy? Arielle Baril is all that, except today she is a whopping 14 years old! Arielle and her brother, Joshua […]

Past, Present, Future

A Message From Arleen Olshan I had a difficult experience last night. For the first time in a year, Linda and I walked together on Mt. Airy Avenue past our former building for the Mt. Airy Art Garage. We witnessed the lights being on, our logo being removed from the glass front and people working […]

There’s A Story To Be Told About Community Of Pride — It Starts With The Kids At Emlen.

There is a story to be told, and it’s unfolding at Eleanor C. Emlen School, a public school with lack of access to the arts. A public school where the children are guaranteed one meal a day, where many kids walk to school. But dreams are happening and possibilities are being introduced as the children […]