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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


Carolyn and Howard Alber

The Carolyn and Howard Alber Gallery at Allens Lane Art Center mounts exhibits by area artists each season from September through June. The gallery has over the years exhibited a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, woodworking, book arts, jewelry, crafts, ceramics and more. Each exhibition is accompanied by a special cocktail fundraiser reception that helps to support the yearly exhibition program.

Gallery Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
and evenings and weekends by appointment
The gallery is closed for most major holidays .

In 2007, the gallery at Allens Lane Art Center was named after the late Carolyn Fiedler-Alber by her loving husband, Howard Alber. Mrs. Alber was a graduate of the Tyler School of Art and had taught in both the Philadelphia and New Jersey public school systems. She was chair of Volunteers at the Quadrangle and a member of Friends of Artists Equity. She also devoted much of her time helping shut-ins and handicapped persons and was involved in several AIDS organizations.

In 2012, Howard Alber passed away at the age of 101. Understanding just how important Howard was to the center, the name of the gallery was changed to honor them both. Howard was an accomplished artist and when he passed, the center put on a memorial retrospective of his works. A short video of the exhibition reception is posted on this page (right).

Both Carolyn and Howard both had an affinity for Allens Lane Art Center and were very supportive of the Center's mission of making the arts as accessible as possible to the community. Their passion for art and life spoke volumes about the type of people they were and it is very fitting that the gallery is named after them.