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MAAG Rocks Art! 2021

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is holding MAAG Rocks Art!, a one-day Arts Festival in Mt. Airy on Germantown Avenue between Mt. Pleasant Avenue and Sedgwick Street on Saturday, September 18, 2021 (Rain Date: Sunday, September 19).

MAAG is excited to celebrate the community coming back together after a year of isolation! We’re breaking out of our homes and returning with a large celebration of the arts. This is an opportunity for creative, emerging, and seasoned artists to exhibit and sell their work in downtown Mt. Airy.

September 18, 2021 11 AM – 5 PM

 

Artists Exhibiting:

  • Stephen Adams
  • Rachelle Aquilla
  • Leslie Boyd
  • Gwendolyn Bundy
  • Carmen Butler
  • Gloria Davis
  • Mikel Elam
  • W.Devaul Emmett
  • Emily Gannon
  • David Gerbstadt
  • Ted Harris
  • Talina Hollis
  • Maisha Jackson
  • Ruth Joray
  • Rebecca Jordan
  • Race Kuhn
  • Matt Lavelle
  • Donald Leong
  • Itzik Lorant
  • Michelle Foster Lucas
  • Robyn Medlock
  • Monna Morton
  • Arleen Olshan
  • Anthony Orlando
  • Molly Rose Post Jewelry
  • Paula Rosenwinkel
  • Roberto Rashid
  • Jacqueline Saaba
  • Lynn Seeney
  • Jennifer Scott
  • Marsha Sickles
  • Craig Silver
  • Patricia C. Smith
  • Susan Smith
  • Aliya Solomon
  • Melinda Szczepanski
  • Nicole Toizer
  • Larry West
  • Julie Woodard
  • Lori Zett

Special thanks to our sponsors, including the Edna W. Andrade Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, our Silver Level Sponsors Weichert McCarthy Real Estate and The Mt. Airy / Chestnut Hill Local, and thanks to our Bronze Level sponsors Elfant Pontz Properties, Electrical Wizardry,  Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU), Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA), and Councilmember-at-Large Derek Green.

MAAG 2021 Virtual Membership Meeting

Please join us for our first Virtual Membership Meeting on Friday, April 30th at 7 PM! It’s been a long time since we’ve connected as a community. This has been an unprecedented year of trying to remain safe and not gathering outside of our homes, except perhaps with immediate family.

MAAG was closed to the public for months, but we weren’t idle. We have continued our move into our new home at 7054 Germantown Avenue and have been able to reopen the handcraft Gift Shop and the Gallery — both of which have been more successful than ever. The quality of the work that has been shown has been outstanding and the response from the community in the form of sales has been incredibly positive.

Our membership has grown — a trend we hope to continue!

In March of 2020, we were forced to shut down the art classes for the children at Emlen Elementary when the building was closed. Our Artist Teachers continued to work on our annual Mural & Literacy Project, compiling the art the children created before the shut down. Starting this June, we will invite the families of our young artists, as well as interested community artists, to “paint days” at MAAG to complete the art and design for the mural. The finished mural will be mounted at the school in the Fall.

We are planning another outdoor Artist Garage Sale and new exhibits in the Gallery — both group shows and solo exhibitions. We are working on setting up more clubs, classes and meetings. Finally, if City and State regulations permit, we’re happy to tell you that “MAAG Rocks Art!” will be back this year!

The potential for an exciting year ahead in our new space, after vaccinations have become more accessible to the general population, feels more possible this year. Please join us at the Virtual Membership Meeting to share your ideas and dreams for the new MAAG.

A link for the meeting will be posted in the coming weeks.

Let’s work together to actualize all that we envision, and more!
 

Sincerely,
The Board of the Mt. Airy Art Garage