We’ve been busy lately at Mt. Airy Art Garage, with the Aug. 31 deadline approaching for us to vacate our current quarters at 11 W. Mt. Airy Ave., and getting ready to relaunch in #MAAGPopsUp mode. But we’re thrilled to share some incredible news:
Mt. Airy Art Garage will have a brand new home in 2018, thanks to a partnership with Mt. Airy USA.
MAUSA is developing a mixed-use space at 6651 Germantown Ave. that will become the new location for our neighborhood arts and culture organization.
We’re thrilled to have a permanent place where local residents can immerse themselves in the arts and we can continue creating public art. We’re looking forward to beginning a new chapter for MAAG in a new location.
Meanwhile, we’ll be opening our handcraft gift shop at 6622 Germantown Ave., where we will operate in pop-up mode. You’ll know where to find us, any day of the week, by following the hashtag #MAAGPopsUp on social media. In addition, we’ve confirmed a location for both Philadelphia Open Studio Tour and our Holiday Art Market — the Lutheran Theological Seminary, where we will be hosting a big, beautiful and handicapped-accessible series of events (with parking) right in Mt. Airy. POST is Oct. 8-9, and our Holiday Show is Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 17-18.
We also will be artists-in-residence at Houston and Emlen schools in October as we launch the Community of Pride Mural Project. You won’t want to miss a single thing about this exciting project where children will be expressing themselves visually while talking about “What makes you proud?”
And we’ll be hosting all our monthly artist group meetings, classes and figure drawing at confirmed locations starting in September.
We’re excited to begin a new era, but we can’t do it without you! So how can you help?
Join us Saturday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. as we throw our final bash at 11 West Mt. Airy Ave. t’s a fundraiser where all of YOU, both artists and art lovers, are invited to join us in celebration as we eat, drink, dance to live music and toast the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. We’ll also be raffling off art we can’t take with us. A $20 donation at the door will help us with moving expenses and storage, and one heck of a party.
Become a member or rejoin. t’s so easy! Make a donation to the MAAG in Action Fund. Your money will help us pay for movers, put our things into storage and position us to be even more visible than ever before. Donate at www.mtairyartgarage.org.
Be sure to follow MAAG on social media for details with the hashtag #MAAGPopsUp. You can also visit us at www.mtairyartgarage.org or call 215-242-5074 to learn more.