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Living together in the community through the arts

Since its founding in 1953, Allens Lane Art Center has been a cornerstone of the Mt. Airy community by bringing the residents together to participate in and enjoy the arts.  Whether its art classes for children or adults, amazing art exhibitions or cutting edge plays on the mainstage, there is something for everyone at Allens Lane.

601 West Allens Lane ~ Philadelphia, PA 19119 ~ p: 215.248.0546 f: 215.248.0559


The Art of Giving


Vision Thru Art

Read the Nov. 19th article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about Frank and the Vision Thru Art program at Allens Lane Art Center.

"If I hadn’t become blind, I never would have become an artist."

Frank Madison met with a tragic accident twenty years ago when he lost his sight and became totally blind. "I had to learn how to live in a different world," he told me. "But I had no idea at the time that my new world would include art, or that I would become an artist."

Because of your generosity, programs at Allens Lane Art Center are reasonably priced, so Frank was able to enroll in our Vision Thru Art sculpture class. Here he learned to “see with his hands,” to mold and transform bricks of clay, and even start using the potter’s wheel - an adventurous move for a blind person. Thanks to you, Vision Thru Art has been here for Frank and his fellow students - all blind or visually impaired - week after week, year after year.

Your generous donation today will help fuel Frank’s momentum, and keep Vision Thru Art - and all of our classes and programs - affordable and accessible for everyone in our community. From Vision Thru Art to dance and art classes, from exhibitions and theater productions to Summer Art Camp for kids, Allens Lane is a true community art center because of you.

You donations go directly toward supporting the mission of Allens Lane Art Center. Our children's programs, classes, exhibitions and theater directly benefit from your generosity and we thank you. Allens Lane is a non-profit 501 c(3) association so all recognized donations are tax-deductible. We will provide you with documentation regarding every donation. If your employer has a matching gift program, please send the form along with your donation. The Board and Staff at Allens Lane Art Center thanks you for your generousity.

Your support helps fund everything from our summer camp to our yearly schedule of programs and events.


Allens Lane Art Center
601 West Allens Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119


Feel free to call us with your credit card number at 215.248.0546, Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm. You can also call after hours and leave a message on our voicemail. Be sure to give us your name and telephone number so that we may return your call.


You can make an online donation through this site.


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Now you can shop online for unique items like shirts, mugs, bags, cards, and buttons with the Allens Lane Art Center logo. A portion of all sales goes directly to Allens Lane Art Center to help fund our top quality programming, events, and exhibitions. Make sure to check out our special items with images from invited guests. Click here to visit our online store. Please note that these items are only available online and that some items are only available for a limited time.

Donate Materials

Our ceramics studio is currently in need of a donated potters wheel to replace the ones that have broken. Please contact us if you can help.

Allens Lane Art Center is interested in obtaining the following things that will help us run our organization. To make a donation, please call us at 215. 248.0546 to confirm your donation and to make arrangements for delivery. We look forward to hearing from you.

Art Supplies

From paper to paint, pipe-cleaners to clay, Allens lane goes through a lot of art supplies. Aside from materials, we are also in need of certain pieces of art equipment: Potter's wheels, drying racks, chairs and stools, easels, etc.


Allens Lane Art Center is in need of some general tools to help with maintaining our beautiful building. Hammers, tool boxes, screwdrivers, saws, sandpaper, clean brushes, clean rollers, rulers, etc. are all needed.

Office/Kitchen Supplies

Everything from reams of paper, pens, staples, and envelopes to kitchen cleaners, serving trays, dishwashing liquid and paper plates. We can use it all!