There are so many reasons to love both locations of the Philly Art Center that go way beyond the awesome art. (Community building! After school programs with pick-up! Awesome summer camps!) Well, get out the streamers, people, because now the Center is welcoming its third outpost to its growing family, this time in Cherry Hill. And you are invited to the grand opening party. (Trust us, they know how to throw a party.)
Best part? It’s free and totally open to the public. Here is what you can expect: hands-on art-making with stations set up inside and out — think screen printing, painting, pottery demos and crafts galore; a baby zone with interactive music and creative play; airbrushed and bejeweled face-painting done by Peanutbutter (who you may recognize from the Martha Stewart Show and Terry Gross’s Fresh Air); live performances from the Mummers, and more. Lastly: food trucks!
This party will be a blast for families, but don’t forget that the Philly Art Center isn’t just for the little ones. They have an impressive line-up of adult classes, BYO drop-in art nights, and more. While you’re there, check out all the stuff they offer. (This location has a wheel and kiln for firing pottery onsite, sewing machines, easels, and, says owner Jill Markovitz, “more art supplies than you’ll know what to do with.”)
Philly Art Center Grand Opening Cherry Hill Party Details:
Sunday, May 31st from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Ribbon cutting at 3 p.m.
1721 Springdale Road
Free and open to the public