The Holiday Art Markets Are Coming!

Dec. 3/4 and Dec. 17/18 (same days), Sat. – Sunday, Noon till 6 pm, at Lutheran Theological Seminary’s Hagan Center Gym, 7301 Germantown Ave. (19119). Join us as we pop up for the Holidays!



All That Jazz series by Denise Benrahou

Yes, it’s true, we’re out of our old location. And YES, we have a wonderful handcraft gift shop at 6622 Germantown Ave., filled to the brim and open for the holidays from Wed. – Sunday. But what would the holidays be without the Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) Holiday Art Market?

When you have local artists selling their unique original artwork, combined with live music, food, and holiday cheer for the entire family…now that’s a party! Plus it’s free!


Puna Coast by Nicki Toizer

It’s our 8th Annual Holiday Art Market Extravaganza, and this year we’re in popup mode. Artists will fill our new popup space/ gallery with one-of-a-kind items, for both adults and children, made by woodworkers, sculptors, painters, leather crafters, jewelers, fiber artists and weavers, photographers, ceramic artists, and more. Here are just some of the artists you’ll be finding at our holiday celebration:

Kevin Bennett, Denise & Angelique Benrahou, Sheila & Deborah Brown, Jackie Clifton, Gray Fisher, Samantha Hyman, Morris Jones, Bettie Kleckley, Itzik Lorant, Sara Mosley, Arleen Olshan, Christina Perez, Roberto Rashid, Kathy Robinson, Patricia Cousins Smith, Yvette Sumter, Nicki Toizer, and others. Plus musicians galore with Joe Fanning, Matt Gordon, Marion Halliday, Art Miron, Sarah Napolitan, Sad Patrick and Bethlehem, and drumming with Music in the Moment with Ron Kravitz and Friends.


Jewelry and fiber designs by Bettie Kleckley

You’re bound to be searching for that perfect gift for someone special—and what better place to find it than our Holiday Market. On two separate weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, December 3/4 and Dec. 17/18, from noon – 6 PM, MAAG will be hosting this not to be missed weekend of art and celebration at Lutheran Theological Seminary’s Hagan Center Gym at 7301 Germantown Ave.


Moonrise by Kevin Bennett

Plus with free admission, food and drink, as well as live music from local favorites, there’s bound to be something to please every name on your list.

So stop in, shop, and celebrate with us! Bring your family. After all, supporting local artists (in the community you already love) surely beats going to the mall.


Oshun by Angelique Benrahou

For more information, call 215.242.5074 or visit #MAAGPopsUp







Quilt Time Launches In A New Location!

This Sunday, October 23, 1 pm till 5 pm


It’s a fabulous space for Quilters.

Innovation Hub, 6700 Germantown Ave. (entrance on Westview)

$10 MAAG members/$15 Nonmembers

To all Quilters! We’re back and relaunching Quilt Time in a new and exciting venue! So you plan on devoting a little personal time to yourself and your quilt work.

Bring a snack and your sewing stuff, and join us this Sunday, October 23. Come work on your own project, bring a quilt to be basted, join my Fusible Web Appliqué Postcard class ($30 includes admission) or get help on a quilt problem that has you stumped.  Our group is for all levels of quilters and even those who are just interested in the craft. 

Of course, at Quilt-Time, you can work on ANYTHING you want to.  Come join the fun!

Quilt-Time will be held at 6700 Germantown Avenue, lower level, at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Westview, the door on street level to the left of the main entrance.  It is a GORGEOUS space, with tons of room and everything that we need!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. 

I hope to see you there!


Karoline Wallace, MA, MCIT
Quilt Artist
MAAG Member


Multiple MAAG Artists Under One Roof For Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST)

This Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9, Noon till 6 pm @ Lutheran Theological Seminary, 7301 Germantown Ave., Hagan Building Gym, Admission Free!

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#MAAGPopsUp as we host multiple local artists under one roof in a new location! Every October, the Mt. Airy Art Garage, a POST community sponsor, provides a unique opportunity for you to experience fine art and handcraft. And this year is no different!


Redscape by Lee Muslin


Satyr Babe by Larry West

As #MAAGPopsUp in a new, unique, comfortably large setting at Lutheran Theological Seminary,  Hagan Building Gym, MAAG artists will demonstrate their craft and open a new experience for you through their fine art and handcraft. Just feast your eyes on some of the artwork you will experience.

You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to visit multiple artists and share in their work. Admission is free. This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, noon till 6 pm, 7301 Germantown Ave. See you then!


Handmade Leather Craft by Arleen Olshan

Grand Opening Of MAAGs New Handcraft Gift Shop

Saturday, Sept. 24, 6622 Germantown Ave., Noon till 6 pm


We’re ready to show off our new Handcraft Gift Shop! And we promise you, you’re going to like what you see.

Think of this new location as our hub. The place where you can delight in original work by local artists, and find out about our upcoming activities. Want to shop for unique original fine art and handcraft? We’ve got that. Want to find out what we’re up to? Where MAAG will be doing POST? Where’e the Holiday Art Market? We can tell you. Want to find out more about the Community of Pride Mural Project? Stop on in.

So, this weekend, come on by from noon till 6 pm. We’ll have some music, some wine, some food, and a whole lot of artists. Share your ideas, share your enthusiasm, and check out our new digs.

Plein Air Paint Nite @ Supper Sessions

Wednesdays, Sept. 14 and 28, 6:30 pm. Look for us in the plaza of Lutheran Theological Seminary on Germantown Ave. across from Valley Green Bank. 


We’ve finished our move! Now we’re getting ready for our Grand Opening Sat., Sept. 24 from noon till 6 pm at 6622 G’town Ave. But we couldn’t stay indoors for long. When MAUSA reached out to us, we said sure! We’d just LOVE to do a Plein Air Mt. Airy Paint Nite on Wednesday nights in September. #MAAGPopsup! 

So, for all of you who loved working with painter and MAAG member Stephanie Amma Young, she will be teaching Plein Air Paint Nite. Your canvas will be filled with the gorgeous orchids above, your palate will be satiated with dinner outdoors along the Avenue. You can do it all. Drink wine, paint,  savor wonderful local foods, make new friends.

Skill not required, only passion for creativity. Class starts at 6:30 pm. We’ll be socializing from 5 pm on. $30 per person. All materials are provided.

Sign me up! (Note $1.50 service charge added for online payments)

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You bring your enthusiasm and love for September evenings, and we’ll do the rest. Want to know more? You can reach out to Stephanie “Amma” at

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Painter, designer, dancer, and educator, Amma received her BFA in Fine Art from the Philadelphia University of Art. For more than 20 years, she has worked as a multidisciplined resident artist teaching visual and performing art to children and adults at PA schools and organizations. Educating people young and old about the importance of experiencing and developing creative skills and talents has been the driving force for her dedication in the Arts.

Stephanie Amma has worked as a Freelance Illustrator & Graphic Artist for more than ten years.  She has owned and operated a T-shirt Design Shop for 8 years and is an artist member of the Mt. Airy Art Garage. Her paintings, drawings, textiles and performances have been presented in residencies and exhibition venues with: The African American Museum of Philadelphia 2001 to present, Academy of Music, Kimmel, Dupree Gallery, UARTS, National Constitution Center, public, private and parochial schools and colleges.  Amma is a grant recipient from the Leeway Foundation, the Council on the Arts, and Philadelphia Board of Education.  

Sat., August 6 — Our Grand Finale Before We Move

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July 30 — Baila! Mt. Airy! A Night Of Latin, Caribbean, and Brazilian Music!

Saturday, July 30 @ 8 pm. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Dance to the beats of De Tierra Caliente!


Philadelphia Folksong Society (PFS) and MAAG are teaming up yet again to keep rockin’ the house. So, we’re going to dance up a storm and salsa the night away to the sounds of De Tierra Caliente, as they rev up their motors getting ready for the Philly Folk Festival.

We’re going to eat, drink and party. Tickets are $15 at the door. Are you a member of PFS or MAAG? Get in for $12 at the door too! And it’s all happening at 11 West Mt. Airy Avenue.

It’s going to be a night of spice, sabor, and alegria!

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A Latin party band whose music fills the air with bright colors and gets everybody up and dancing. Catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics fuse with Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms to inspire an irresistible North/South American party. Since its formation in 2014, this flavorful group from Philadelphia and Puerto Rico has released 2 full-length albums and played over 125 shows in cities throughout the US and Colombia. De Tierra Caliente delivers the sabor, spice and alegría of warm-weather countries to American audiences, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing. At a show you can’t help but heat up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial warmth of a South American kitchen.

July 16 — Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay

Saturday, July 16. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Show starts at 8 pm.

Pointing webThe Mt. Airy Art Garage is proud to announce Fay Jacobs’ Philadelphia premiere to benefit MAAG in Action! “Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay” highlights the author’s insistence that nothing is ever so horrible if it’s worth the story you can tell. Jacobs’ signature humor tackles life, liberty, and lots of LGBT history.  It is comprised of two short acts with an intermission, and based on Jacobs’ four published memoirs, her magazine columns, plus an all-new narrative covering LGBT issues and the fight for marriage equality, Jacobs’ hybrid reading/performance has garnered rave reviews and terrific word of mouth, resulting in sold out shows. Tickets will benefit the MAAG in Action campaign, supporting MAAG’s movement to a new space in 2017! VIP tickets are available — with a front row reserved table for 4, and including a free glass of wine. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind, one night only performance, Saturday July 16th at the Mt. Airy Art Garage! Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, or $100 for a front row VIP table. You can purchase tickets below or at the Mt. Airy Art Garage. Doors open at 7:30 pm.


Sorry, no more advance tickets available. Make sure you come early, we expect a full house!

More about Fay:

Fay on stage webIn her solo performance of Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay, author and humorist Fay Jacobs has a growing reputation, in the words of one critic, as the “Last Comic Sitting.” Jacobs’ current tour of Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay has played to standing room audiences in New Orleans, Provincetown, MA, Ft. Myers, FL., Annapolis, MD, Allentown, PA and her home-base of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and a recently completed Olivia Cruise Lines engagement. She is making her upcoming NYC debut at The Duplex Cabaret on Christopher Street.

Her award winning essay collections—For Frying Out, As I Lay Frying, Fried and True, and Time Fries—plus her columns from Rehoboth Beach, have rewarded Jacobs with a nationwide following of devoted fans, eager ticket-buyers to her performances. So come along for the ride as Fay and her wife Bonnie share life in one boat, two condos, two houses, and an RV, a loving succession of Schnauzers, and being domestic partnered, civil unioned and married. From zip lines to skunk sprays, lesbian invisibility to marriage equality, join Fay Jacobs for a lifetime’s hilarious journey. Terry Plowman, publisher of Delaware Beach Life Magazine says “It’s a brilliant piece of work. Funny — of course! — but also insightful, moving… If you haven’t seen it, don’t miss the chance!”

The 4th Annual Artists’ Garage Sale Is Coming!

Saturday,  April 9, 10 am till 3 pm

MAAG-GarageSale-website_banner_v1Are you in the market for some much needed art supplies but low on cash? Is your studio overflowing with art supplies, artwork, and books that you no longer want or need? Then please consider donating to this important fundraiser for MAAG. Please drop off your donations during the week of April 4. Then, make sure you join us on April 9!

The 4th Annual Artists’ Garage Sale has everything for your creative needs! Pencils, paint brushes, canvas, stretchers, mats, frames, collage materials, art books, and much, much more! Why, you never know what goodies you’ll find! From sewing machines to dark room equipment, from retro posters and artwork, from cameras to flash drives, we have everything the modern artist, of any age, needs and at prices affordable for everyone!

Free admission. It’s guaranteed to make your day!


Launch Of Women’s History Month With “No Longer Anonymous” — A Fiber Exhibition By Women Artists

Opening Reception Friday, March 4 @ 6 pm. Exhibition Continues Until Sunday, May 1.


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In observance of Women’s History Month, the Mt. Airy Art Garage will present “No Longer Anonymous” — a series of exhibitions, panel discussions, writing circles, and a live concert in partnership with the Philadelphia FolkSong Society. The title of our month-long celebration comes from Virgina Woolf’s famous quote — “Throughout history, anonymous was a woman.” We’re here to shout we are “No Longer Anonymous!”

This exhibition, which launches a series of March events, will highlight the work of leading fiber artists including Sara Allen, Natalie Alleyne, Michelle Brown, Magdalena Elias (her work is on the right), Cynthia D. Friedman, Toni Nash, Kathy Robinson, Karoline Wallace, and Carol Wisker. It will run March 4 – May 1 with an opening reception on Friday, March 4th at 6 pm. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.


Quilt by Cynthia D. Friedman

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“Domestic” by Carol Wisker

One thing for sure — this show will highlight some of the best work of women artists city wide. 










More events for International Women’s Day! Just click on each photo below!