3rd Wednesdays at MAAG – May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022 from 5:30 – 9:00 pm.

MAAG is now booking monthly events featuring Music and/or Spoken Word.  Doors open at 5:30 pm with music starting at 6 pm. Tickets are $25/person and $20 for members. Bring your own snacks and drinks. MAAG will provide setups, i.e. ice and cups.

Our first event will be Tank Keitt’s jazz group, Passage. Other musicians are invited to join in jam sessions as well. Come bring your family and friends for an evening of good music and fun on a Wednesday night. Tables seat up to 6 or can be combined for larger groups.

Call Arleen at 267-323-2312 for reservations.

Gingerbread House Workshop 2021

The Mt. Airy Art Garage presents the Gingerbread House Workshop, taking place on Saturday, November 20th from 1 to 4 PM and Saturday, December 11th from 1 to 4 PM. Come on down to MAAG and learn how to make your own Gingerbread House to impress your friends and family, learn a new skill, or just have a great time. All attendees will receive a blank gingerbread house, an assortment of festive cookies and candies, and some special decorations for each person to create their masterpiece. Both Christmas and Hanukkah-appropriate decorations will be available.

Reservations are required, so reserve your spot today! The event is only $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

Book Your Spot Today!

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.

Call For Artists: MAAG Rocks Art! 2021


An Arts Festival in Mt. Airy

Saturday, September 18, 2021 11 AM – 5 PM

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is holding an open call for artists to submit to “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. All artistic mediums will be considered. This event will be free to the public and feature artists and crafters, food vendors, and live music. Artists will get a 10’ x 10’ outdoor space along Germantown Avenue to display their work.

Artists are encouraged to submit their work for this opportunity! Booths will be $50 for MAAG members and $75 for non-members, which includes a $10 non-refundable Jurying Fee. Please note there will be no electricity provided for this event and artists may not sell, or give away, any food items.


To apply, fill out the form below with the following (All items can be sent via snail mail as well):

  • MAAG’s Submission Form (or the online application)
  • Up to 3 JPGs images (300 dpi) of the type of work you plan to sell. Be advised that submitted images may be used by MAAG for advertising and marketing if the work is accepted.
  • Entry Fee ($50/members, $75/non-members) which can be sent via PayPal
  • Artist Bio – A one-paragraph description about the artist

All emails should have the subject line: “MAAG Rocks Art Submission – [Artists Name]”.


Of note: All items can be e-mailed to or mailed directly to MAAG as well.

Click Here for a Printable Submission Form

Due Dates:

Application Deadline: Sunday, July 31st, 11:59 PM (Notification of Acceptance: Wednesday, Aug. 4)

Arts Festival: Saturday, September 18, 11 AM –5 PM. Delivery/Setup is 9–11 AM, take down is 5–7 PM

All artists are encouraged to promote their work in this show and postcards, digital flyer, and promotional links will be available for distribution.

MAAG assumes no liability for any damage that may occur during the festival.

The Mt. Airy Art Garage’s 11th Annual Holiday Art Market

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 11 AM – 6 PM & Sunday, December 15, 2019, 11 AM – 5 PM

Here we go again, highlighting the unique fine art and handcrafts, sharing live music, food and holiday cheer for the entire family, all this free of charge. What could be more wonderful than supporting artists from our own backyard?

Why go to the malls, when you can visit with your talented neighbors and friends?

The 11th Annual Mt. Airy Art Garage Holiday Art Market will be held at our new home, 7054 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

It’s family fun for free in Mt. Airy!


Here’s a complete list of all our artists:

Meg Potoma (collage)
Mary Wilson (sculpture & drawing from & of natural objects)
Nate Wild (mixed media)
Rebecca Hoenig (painter)
Kevin Bennett (photography)
Margaret Herbener (paper cutting)
Claudia Phillips (ceramic artist)
Roberto Rashid (scarf designer)
Angel Mauricio Riano Diaz (jewelry)
Alison Woo (jewelry)
Mary Leone Duffy (painter)
Nicki Toizer (photography)
Karyn Raman (sculptor)
Sara Mosley (jewelry)
Arleen Olshan (leather)
Larry West (illustration)
Pat Smith (photography)
Judi Eastburn (crochet)
Brown Family (jewelry)
Itzik Lorant (lighting designer)

Second Annual Philly Family Pride Picnic & Arts Festival

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Philadelphia Family Pride, and the Mt. Airy Art Garage have partnered for the second year of the Philly Family Pride Picnic & Arts Festival. This event will be held at Lovett Library Park located at 6945 Germantown Avenue on Saturday June 22 with a rain date of Sunday, June 23, 2019. The event runs from 11 am–5 pm. Admission will be free and open to all ages, families, and community members.

This event will have family-specific entertainment, fine art and handcraft, music, food, and resource tables from a variety of organizations and nonprofits that provide services and support to LGBTQ families and youth.

Here’s the lineup for this year:
11am – Kids and Family Yoga
11:30am – Drag Story Time and Performance by Icon Ebony Fierce
12:30pm – Visit by the Mayor and other elected officials
1:00pm – Jan Jeffries “Music Over Matter”
3:00pm – Chana Rothman

Artists include:
Denise & Angelique Benrahou
Roz Dutton
Itzik Lorant
Arleen Olshan
Pat Smith
Larry West



March MAAG Salon Artist Talks Featuring Mary Ann Domanska

As part of MAAG’s  monthly series of artist talks on the first Saturday of every month, this March we will be featuring Mary Ann Domanska.

Mary Ann Domanska is a 2nd grade teacher at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, Pa., where she has taught for the past sixteen years. Mary Ann earned a B.F.A. in Performing Arts with a minor in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston, MA, and a masters degree in Elementary Education from Chestnut Hill College in 2001. There, she studied with the notable Latino poet, Martín Espada, and with Kristin Linklater, author of Freeing the Natural Voice. She spent her early career in Los Angeles where she held various positions in the entertainment industry including as a script reader for MGM Studios and as an assistant at the International Documentary Association (IDA) in Hollywood. She attended The Creative Writing Institute (graduate level) at Arcadia University where she completed her middle grade novel, EmicRizzle, Tinkerer, which was published in December, 2016, through Mnemosyne Books. Her current work in progress is a sequel entitled Emic Rizzle Commits Random Acts of Art. She published an article in the SCBWI Bulletin (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) entitled, Writing a Middle Grade Novel? Talk to an Expert. Talk to a ‘Tween! She has published several poems in the Philly Poetry Anthology with WRAGS Ink, Publishing (2012) and a recent collection entitled Unraveled through Moonstone Arts Center (Philadelphia).

She performs locally at the Stagecrafters Theatre in Chestnut Hill. She is on the board of MAAG (Mt. Airy Art Garage) and founded/hosted The Swerve, a monthly open mic poetry event that ran from 2014-2015.

Learn more about Mary Ann Domanska’s work at here website,

Stop by 6622 Germantown Ave every month to hear one of our artists speak about their work, process, influences, and inspirations– and get to know more members of the Art Garage community as well! 

Join us this Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, from 4 PM to 6 PM.  Refreshments will be provided!