Last Chance to See the Exhibit - Final Event and Reception - AND Scholarship Opportunities for Youth + Adults - Details Inside
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It's been an incredible month and we're down to the last events. Also scroll down to see great scholarship opportunities for Youth and Adults! We hope to see you on July 31st!

Author Reading | Podcast Interview
Tuesday, July 31st, 7 PM
Art Sanctuary Gallery | 628 S. 16th St

Join us for an author reading followed by a short podcast interview for our series, In the Sanctuary.  
Amina Gautier, Ph.D. is a prolific short story author and has received several awards for her collections: The Loss of All Lost Things, which won the Elixir Press Award in Fiction  and received the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, Now We Will Be Happy, which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, the USA Best Book Award in African American Fiction,  the International Book Award, a Silver IPPY Award in Multicultural Fiction, a Florida Authors and Publishers Association Award Gold Medal in Short Fiction, and was Long-listed for The Chautauqua Prize in Fiction, and At-Risk, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and received an Eric Hoffer Legacy Award and a First Horizon Award.


Photographer, Ron St. Clair closes out the festival with a gallery talk and signing. All prints purchased during the event will be signed by the artist.

The centerpiece of the 34th Celebration of Black Arts Festival is the month-long exhibition "Do You Hear What I See?", featuring rarely seen photographs of black music icons from by photographer Ron St. Clair.

The showcase includes several candid photos of some of the most influential musicians in the 20th century, including Berry Gordon, Duke Ellington, Harry Belafonte, Patti LaBelle, just to name a few; and each piece will be available to purchase throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Youth Scholarship Opportunity 
North Stars Leaders Program with Eastern State Penitentiary + Art Sanctuary

Application Deadline: August 11, 2018
North Stars Leaders brings young adults together with artists, activists, and historians, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss issues of justice, and think critically and creatively. North Stars Leaders will have the chance to engage in studio tours; panel discussions; field trips; dialogues about history, race, and justice; and make art inspired by this exchange.

North Stars Leaders is a collaboration between Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site and Art Sanctuary intended to support young people who are interested in careers in art, criminal justice, prison reform, law, or social activism. Participants will grow personally and professionally, have leadership experiences, and make important connections within Philadelphia that will help them in their future careers. We are looking for participants who are responsible, thoughtful, self-starters, and enjoy meeting and working with new people.

Free Septa tokens, supplies, and snacks provided. The week-long program will begin on August 13th 2017.

Open to: Philadelphia young adults, ages 13-18

If you have any questions, you may contact Samantha Hunter at or 215-236-5111 x220.

Apply HERE
Adult Scholarship (+ Discount) Opportunity
Endless Arts in Eagles Mere - Make Art in the Mountains!
Application Deadline: August 15, 2018
Amy Butcher, award-winning essayist and author of the acclaimed memoir Visiting Hours, will be joining six other artist/instructors September 20-23 for Endless Arts in Eagles Mere — a weekend of immersion in art and nature.
In her essay Flight Behavior, Amy writes “It seems to
me a matter of perspective: the way we choose to think about a life, landscape, loved one, or circumstance.” Amy will bring this notion of perspective into a three-day workshop that combines the study and discussion of contemporary narrative with exercises designed to target the elements of strong, memorable literary essay writing.

Other workshops in drawing, mosaic,
book making, listening to jazz, story telling and paper clay sculpture will be taught by accomplished faculty.

Endless Arts enthusiastically welcomes all individuals, from professionals to novices, who want to improve their skills while enjoying a weekend getaway in the mountains of Pennsylvania.

We believe that nothing should limit the scope of one’s creativity. Scholarships are available by application through August 15th.

Note: Even if you don't receive a scholarship, Endless Arts has generously offered a $25 discount for various workshops to the Art Sanctuary community.
For more information or to apply for a scholarship visit
View more of Amy Butcher’s work at
Art Sanctuary uses the power of black art to transform individuals, create and build community and foster cultural understanding.

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