ArtWell Festival is this Sunday!

unnamedThe ArtWell Festival  is a FREE CELEBRATION uniting youth and community through the arts including: art-making, face-painting, hula-hooping, poetry, live music, performance, food trucks and more!

Julia Terry of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture and ArtWell came into The Resource Exchange looking for materials to prepare for this Sunday’s event. Julia saw a creative idea within a 10ft foam core sign that we salvaged from The Philadelphia Flower Show. You can see the reused sign at Festival-it will have a chalkboard face painted on it so that participants can write on it, and the eyes of the mask will be cut out to encourage posing with it! Here’s a sneak peek of how Julia was able to transform this reclaimed sign:

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The ArtWell Festival is May 31st from 1:00-5:00 at Oxford Mills Center for Educational Excellence (Front and Jefferson)

To register to participate in the Imagining click here. *Tickets are not necessary to attend the festival.

Here’s a little more about the event:

During the festival, ArtWell and community partners including the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, Art Sanctuary, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The University Community Collaborative, and neighbors, artists, educators and leaders will use art, performance and dialogue to create a collective vision for what education in Philadelphia could look like in our most hopeful future, and map ways to get there. Student arts-based social action projects from ArtWell’s Impact100 funded program: The Art of Growing Leaders will also be presented.