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AND ALL THE GREAT THINGS WE DO
Through many cultural and economic changes, for 64 years Allens Lane Art Center has remained committed to the vision of our founders. We use the arts as a positive force to bring diverse people together, and we work to make the arts as accessible and affordable as possible. Over the years we have expanded to a busy roster of programming:
- Summer Art Camp for 5-12 year olds
- Five plays a season in our professional theater
- Exhibitions for emerging and established artists in our art galleries
- Classes for all ages in Dance, Ceramics, Theater and the Visual Arts
- Vision Thru Art sculpture classes for blind artists
At Allens Lane, children meet their neighbors from diverse backgrounds. They learn to understand each other better and work together to create beautiful projects and performances. Adults have the opportunity to learn from well-known local artists in our classrooms. This year, through a partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we also added two additional classes for our Vision Thru Art program, to serve more blind and visually-impaired sculpture students.
Please consider making a donation to help support the programs at Allens Lane Art Center. Your support allows us to serve thousands of people by making art accessible to our community. THANK YOU!
Treat yourself and your family to an art, dance or theater class for the new year! We've got brand new faculty and classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced students that you are sure to love. A wide variety of classes for children, teens and adults. Not sure about signing up for a multi-week session? Then check out our workshops and date-nights that have been extremely popular with our first-time students. You can register online for a class on our secure registration page.
Dance - Classes for children, teens and adults - from beginners to advanced.
Theater - Introductory classes for children and adults.
Visual Arts - Classes for children, teens and adults - from beginners to advanced.
- One Day Raku Workshops
Sunday,Nov. 20 (2016)
Apr. 23, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20 (2017)
- Family Fun with Clay (A Parent and Child One-Day Workshop)
Sept. 11, 2016 - Candle Holder Luminaries
Oct. 9, 2016 - Wall Pockets - Flower Holders
Dec. 11, 2016 - Tree Stump Planters
Jan. 8, 2017 - Bountiful Bird Feeders
Feb. 12, 2017 - Garden Plaques and Signs
Mar. 12, 2017 - Wall Pockets - Flower Holders
April 9, 2017 - Tree Stump Planters
May 14, 2017 - Bountiful Bird Feeders
Friday Night Clay Dates - Have a fun, creative night out! Bring a friend, a date, or come make new friends. B.Y.O.B. $35 per person.
HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFT SALE
Saturday Dec. 3 and Sunday Dec. 4, 2016
Mark your calendar and join us on 12/3 and 12/4 from 10am - 4pm for our annual Holiday Arts and Crats Sale. There will be a huge selection of affordable gifts available from our students and faculty for your special someone (or for yourself). Come and meet some of the artists during this amazing 2 day even that's become so popular, it's now in it's 3rd year!
PEACE BAGS ARE BACK
Our popular Robert Fluhr designed "PEACE" tote bag is available again (online only).
this unique tote bag or one of the Fluhr designed musicians mugs and
proceeds from the sale will help to support our Vision Thru Art
program. Visit our online shop to purchase.
NEW LOVE FOR ALLENS LANE SHIRTS
This classic Love for Allens Lane Art Center allows you to show your love for the Center.
All proceeds from sales will go towards helping our four core programs of theater, camp, classes and exhibitions. Visit our online shop to purchase.
ALLENS LANE THEATER
Our 2016 - 2017 Theater Season
See all full play descriptions here
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Noël Hanley
Nov. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 Dec. 2, 3, 4
Runtime: 2hrs. with intermission
The scene is a Victorian mansion in the Palisades.The Deputy Mayor of New York City has just been shot in the head, while his wife is nowhere to be found. When the first of four couples arrive to celebrate the couple's tenth anniversary, they discover the servants gone, nothing prepared and their dazed and slightly wounded host alone and bleeding upstairs. What do they do? How will they explain what's happened? As the other couples arrive the rumors start to fly and the story devolves into classic farce.
Special Talk Back: On Friday, Dec. 2, immediately following the performance, the renowned Philadelphia playwright, Michael Hollinger will be joining the Director to provide a talk back. Audience members are welcome to attend.
Make your reservations for this play
- Claire Golden Drake
- Vincent Rapaele
- Janet Wasser
- Don Gimpel
- Andrew Maksymowych
- Dawn Varava
- Tom Boland
- Kellie Cooper
- Thomas Abraham
- Bethany Sketchily
- Robert Pacquiao Ruelan
And Then There Were None
Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Josh Hitchens
Jan. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
An Adult Evening of Silverstein
by Shel Silverstein
Directed by Mariangela Saavedra
March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19
Written by Harold Pinter
Directed by Robert Bauer
May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
Partial-Season Subscriptions Available
for the remaining 4 plays
$68 for new subscribers
$60 for returning subscribers
Individual Play Ticket Prices (non-subscriber):
$20 with reservations (online)
$25 at the door
$18 Sunday Senior and Student Special (with ID) with reservations
$20 Sunday Senior and Student Special (with ID) at the door
Volunteer Opportunities - Ushers Needed
We are in need of ushers for our upcoming plays.
Click here to learn how volunteer and see the plays for free!
THE CAROLYN AND HOWARD ALBER GALLERY
UNIQUE CHAIRS, ETC.
Curated by AM Weaver
Nov. 11 - Dec. 16, 2016
Free Reception: Nov. 12
Unique Chair, Etc. takes a look at chairs the invite, startle and amaze. The woodworks presented by three artists affiliated with Philadelphia are Rebecca Kolodzieczak, Marc Andre Robinson and Keunho Peter Park. They explore the literal and metaphorical concept of the chair. A throne by Kolodzieczak, a cocoon chair by Peter Park and sculpture by Robinson are folded together to give the viewer something new, when contemplating a structure designed for sitting or reclining. In many ways the works range in intent from the notion of a throne, evoking historic designation of power, to sculptural renditions of found classic chair parts reconfigured into aerial displays. Peter Parks Cocoon Chair is probably the most conventional and even this work in its sleek deign offers an unusual take on the chair. Overall, Unique Chairs, Etc., investigates woodworking in a myriad of styles and samples some of the most expressive works being made in the region.
Special thanks to Albert LeCoff the Center for Art and Wood in helping with this exhibition.
Image: Marc Andre Robinson
Wingback Throne for the Next Right Excellent, 2008
60" x 180" x 60"
THE LEIBERMAN GALLERY @ SETTLEMENT MUSIC SCHOOL - GERMANTOWN BRANCH
Oct. 29 - Nov. 52016
Recital/Reception: Oct. 29@ 2pm
Mon - Thur, 10am - 4pm
Free and open to the public
Join us at Allens Lane Art Center's Satellite Gallery at Settlement Music School in Germantown as we celebrate the beautiful artwork of ARTsisters, which was founded in December 2005 by Linda Dubin Garfield and fellow artist Leslie DeBrocky. Together they opened membership to other women and, through word of mouth, now have 26 members. Sharing resources and offering support to each other, the members now have a schedule of shows, both individual and group, for the next few years including shows in Chestnut Hill, Old City, Manayunk, Wayne, Wynnewood, the Wilmington Arts Commission in Delaware, the Widener University Art Gallery, Jenkins Arboretum, Main Line Art Center, Martin's Run and the City of Philadelphia Board of Ethics.
CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAY PARTIES
AS SEEN IN PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE'S BEST OF PHILLY
Allens Lane Art Center has a brand new birthday party program for
children and young teens. Let our expert Birthday Party Directors, Claire Drake and Janice Strawder
take care of entertaining your children with a variety of fun and
interactive themed parties like Music Parties, Themed Parties, Theater Parties, Ceramic Parties and more! After your party, let your kids run off some extra steam in our playground. It's sure to be a big hit with all your guests!
Board Member Application
Are you interested in supporting the arts, giving back to your community and helping others achieve their dreams? Allens Lane Art Center welcomes submissions from its new online board member application form. Learn about the different types of people that the Center is looking for and what being on the Board of Directors entails.
Learn more and apply here.
A NIGHT OF THE ARTS 2017
Save the date! Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 6 - 9pm. If you would like to become a sponsor for this event or would be interested in volunteering to help us achieve our goals, we want to hear from you!
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