Founded by two high school friends in 2013, The Art Dept is a creative community space that acts as is a hive for the arts.
Our workshops offer folks the time to sink into the creative processes, learn something new, and to connect with others. While monthly exhibitions share the works of emerging and under-represented artists with the community. Our boutique stocks local, hand-crafted products, as well as art and fiber supplies to both support makers and provide consumers with unique superior quality goods for their own creations. We also host a wide range of community events including intimate concerts, craft + movie night, life drawing, and comedy night.
As a project of the Culture Trust of Greater Philadelphia we aim to create a communal art experience that is accessible to all. Every penny donated goes towards community programming that supports our mission by helping to keep costs down while expanding our offerings.