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Art on Main Street

If you’re like me, then you LOVE a great arts festival so head on out to one of the tri-state’s largest juried arts festival s this weekend – the Manayunk Arts Festival.  In its 24th year, the Manayunk Arts Festival on Main Street in Manayunk, features more than 275 artists from across the country, music, … Continue reading

Crayola Experience Brings Art Alive

As a kid, there was nothing quite like opening a big 64 box of Crayola crayons, the one with the sharpener on the back.  In my house, it was a special treat, a splurge over the usual 8 count box. All the crayons were nice and pointy and there were so many colors, all neatly … Continue reading

How do you View the Arts?

I came across an old newspaper clipping from 1961 the other day.  It was an advertisement for an open house at Community Arts Center.  It mentioned that they offered classes in not only painting, drawing and sculpture but also classes in language, drama, music and dancing.  I found it interesting because I don’t think there … Continue reading

Reward for Stolen Artwork is $5 Million

This past week, I happened to catch a news story about an art heist that happened over 20 years ago at the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum in Boston.  A number of important works, valued at over 500 million, including works by Rembrandt and Manet, were stolen. From what I’ve read, the FBI now knows the … Continue reading

Warm Up Winter with Some Art

Looking to shake off those winter blues?  Let a little art brighten your day!  Here are some artful exhibits to check out in February and March. In Person – a juried exhibition celebrating the human form at Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA runs through March 1st.   Gallery hours are Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. – 7:30 … Continue reading

Nominate an Artifact and Help Conserve History

Interested in saving Pennsylvania’s most significant artifacts? The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts has opened a statewide call to libraries, museums, historic sites and archives to participate in a program to do just that. The program,  Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts, is seeking nominations of inspiring historic items – drawings, paintings, manuscripts, rare … Continue reading

Philadelphia’s Art Scene Makes it a Top Travel Spot

Lonely Planet just named Philadelphia as one of  their top 10 travel destinations for 2013.  Philadelphia placed fourth on the list and was referred to as an art capital because of its world-renowned Museum of Art and new Barnes Museum but also for the city’s vibrant gallery scene.  As someone who lives near Philadelphia, none … Continue reading

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Sales

Everywhere I look, I see advertisements and postcards for holiday sales.  In addition to the big box retailers, department stores and specialty stores, there are many fine arts and crafts sales taking place in the next week. If you’re looking to make it a handmade holiday this year, here are a few places to shop … Continue reading