Kids Make Amazing Murals Too! Community of Pride Project Gets Ready For Mural Dedications

Friday, June 2 at 10 am, Eleanor C. Emlen School, 6501 Chew Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119 The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) has spent the last school year as artists in residence at Henry Houston and Eleanor C. Emlen public schools asking participating children in the Community of Pride (COP) Mural Project “What Makes You Proud?” […]

It’s A New Era For the Mt. Airy Art Garage

Community and creativity are truly an antidote to these challenging times. We, at the Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG), have had our own unique challenges. We’ve done some grieving, some assessing, some growing. We’ve started a strategic plan (thank you Dragonfly Partners!). We’ve also been quietly busy — new partnerships such as those with Philadelphia […]

The Northwest Sanctuary Project

Sunday, Dec. 11, 1 pm – 5 pm The Immigrant Innovation Hub 6700 Germantown Ave. (Entrance on Westview)  Free Admission   The Northwest Sanctuary Project is a free creative arts event for community members of all ages taking place this Sunday, December 11th from 1-5 p.m. This four-hour semi-structured event provides a forum where community […]

Mt. Airy Art Garage Launches The Community Of Pride Mural Project

Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is proud to be launching our Community of Pride Mural Project in two local elementary schools this week! The Community of Pride Mural Project begins with a conversation. We are asking students at Eleanor C. Emlen and Henry Houston public schools “What makes you proud?” Answers range from friends and […]

MAAG In Action! The Beginning of A New Era

You may not have heard much about the goings on at MAAG lately. We’ve been quietly busy – very busy. As our August 31st move date approaches, and we get ready to launch #MAAGPopsUp mode, we’re thrilled to share some incredible news! We have solid commitments that will ensure our continued success while anticipating the […]

It’s Been A Roller Coaster Of A Year

We’ve explored gender with students at Moore College of Art in our International Women’s Day Celebration. We were honored to have the first citywide showing of My Son Matters! — a photo exhibition by Denise Allen that explored stereotypes and racism with positive imagery. We touched our community to make it a better place for […]

Make Art, Grow Food Mural Dedication This Week. Join us!

Mural Dedication this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 11 am at the Mt. Airy Art Garage (rear). What an amazing intergenerational collaboration between children at Henry Houston Elementary School and elders at Homelink making their own kind of special magic. All drawings in the mural are original and created solely by the participants. The teacher artists of […]

Time For African Drums & Dance At The Artist X-Change

Finally Friday, August 28, 6 pm. Looks like we’re going to be drumming, dancing and sharing at our next Artist X-Change! Our newest resident studio artist, Stephanie Amma Young and Ishmael-El will engage you in West African drumming and dance to experience their expression in life. Amma and Ishmael brings their love and passion for […]

Make Art Grow Food Mural Comes To Life!

Oh yes! The kids from Houston School, elders from Homelink, and MAAG teacher artists have been busy making murals and growing urban gardens. There’s so much happening here…we jus have to show you how much fun we’re having and the amazing artwork we’re all creating. Who knows? Just maybe, you’ll join us and volunteer to […]

Make Art, Grow Food Summer Exhibition Opens It’s Doors

Opening Reception Finally Friday, June 26 @ 6 pm. Admission Free. Exhibition runs Friday, June 26 — Sunday, Sept. 6 We’re flying high on the tails of the Make Art, Grow Food Project which is moving full steam ahead. We’re finishing off a mural filled with artwork created by elders at Homelink and kids at Houston […]