Founded in 1967, The Arts League is the neighborhood hub for arts education in West Philadelphia. Our contemporary art center champions intergenerational learning with a wide array of visual and performing arts programs, classes, workshops, and residencies. We are committed to our relationships with surrounding schools, community centers, individuals, and our neighbors. Historically we are dedicated to cultivating and sustaining new talent by way of offering consistent paid opportunities, professional development, and exhibiting space to the broader arts community. Our programming is split between three main areas; Community Arts, Classes and Workshops and In-School Residencies. We have ongoing relationships with eight local elementary and middle schools, four recreational centers and public parks as well as a dozen local collaborations with organizations throughout the year. All of which are in West and Southwest Philadelphia, and University City. Pre-pandemic we reached an average of 5,000 people annually. The Arts League functions as an amplifier for creative voices of all backgrounds, providing the space for exploration, growth, and joy.
The Arts League is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN #23-1687751).