Aland Lane Art Center Logo Allens Lane Art Center

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


Our Mission

Allens Lane Art Center's iconic corner sign has been in place since 1953Allens Lane Art Center (ALAC) provides programs and activities that bring our diverse community together to experience and support the arts. 

Our Values

Allens Lane Art Center offers opportunities for people to explore their creative potential.  These programs and activities are important because artistic experience and expression enhance the quality of life.  Allens Lane Art Center strives to make its programs available to those who might otherwise be unable to participate.  In carrying out its mission. Allens Lane Art Center is committed to acceptance of social diversity, promotion of a collaborative environment, personal empowerment, freedom of expression and openness to new ideas.

Our Vision

Allens Lane Art Center will be the model of community engagement in the arts in Northwest Philadelphia, providing quality and innovative art and cultural programming for the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Our Board of Directors 2014 - 15

Lucy Strackhouse Executive Director, President, Fairmount Park Historic Trust
Laurence Liss, Treasurer Chief Technology Office, Blank Rome LLP
Brenda Glaser Abrams, Esquire, Secretary, Lundy, Beldecos & Milby, PC.

Larry Arrigale,
Malik Boyd, Owner, Premiere Brand Marketing
Greg Davis, President, Vertex Financial Advisors LLC
Diane Connelly, Photographer
Vicki Miles, Recruiter, State Farm

Christopher Palmer, Director of Operations, Fairmount Park
Cynthia Bayete-Torres
Mary Kurtz
Craig Johnson, Owner, Interpret Green
Noel Hanley
Sam Sneed
Amy T. Pittman, Educator, Philadelphia School District