Party for the Arts!

Party for the Arts!

You don’t need a reason to have fun- but what if you could have a great time all while benefiting the community? (That’s a win-win situation if ever there was one.) Come to the Party for Art Education at the Painted Bride Center on October 23 to raise funding for The Clay Studio’s art education programs. That’s right: we just gave you a reason to party.

This party is sure to prepare you for the following weekend’s Halloween festivities. While costumes are optional, creativity is encouraged! Of course, it wouldn’t be a party without music. DJ Stepdad will be there to keep you dancing all night. To top it off there will be raffle prizes, drinks, and more- you’ll have to wait and find out. Tickets for Open Arts members are only $25; a purchase you can feel good about. 

All of the funds raised through this event will go directly to support The Clay Studio’s programming. This includes art education, free exhibitions, artist talks, community outreach, classes and workshops. If you aren’t familiar with The Clay Studio yet, check it out! They work to promote access to ceramic arts throughout the community to anyone who is interested. There is always something fun to do, and beginners are welcome! With a variety of programs there is something for everyone, at any age. Find that special someone and attend date night, sign up for a membership, or attend individual events. Get your hands messy and partake in local art through The Clay Studio.

 While funds support The Clay Studio, the event itself is being held at the Painted Bride Art Center. This venue is perfect for this event. It’s an intimate theater and gallery in Old City that hosts music, dance, theater and visual arts. Their mission is to maximize cultural diversity and visibility in the arts. They’re committed to the creative process, artists’ roles in the community, and artistic diversity. Originally located in a bridal shop on South Street, hence the name, this venue first supported diversity in the arts by offering a creative space during the 60’s-70’s when gays and lesbians, people of color, women, and those with disabilities were underrepresented. 

Both The Clay Studio and Painted Bride Art Center’s missions encourage diversity and participation in the Philadelphia art scene. By purchasing a ticket you can participate in the arts and become an active member of the creative community while also enabling others to do so as well! Please note before buying your tickets that this event is 21+.

Dance until you drop, smile until it hurts, and party like there’s no tomorrow- for the arts! Current and future artists will thank you. Remember, you’re an artist too! Experience the different programs, exhibits and events at both of these charming locations starting with the Party for Art Education. Head back to the Painted Bride Center for the Eco Music Big Band on October 30 for another musical evening.