May is Older Americans Month and to show our support, GenPhilly participated in PCA’s Celebrate Arts & Aging, a month-long citywide event promoting creativity & aging. During the entire month of May, we attended and/or volunteered at the exhibits and events below that highlighted artwork and performances by older adults.
April 30, 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Philadelphia International Arts Festival – Street Fair
The Avenue of the Arts transformed into a Parisian street fair with French street vendors and performers, a grass park with a children’s area, musical entertainment all day long, and a giant Ferris Wheel.
PCA had a table at the event promoting Celebrate Arts & Aging.
More information: PIFA.org
May 4, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
“Creative Conversation” Panel Discussion & Art Reception
Creative Arts and Aging Network held a lively panel discussion “Creative Conversations,” that explored the creativity of older artists and art-related programs for seniors.
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Thurs., 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Call 215-686-5403 for more hours.
May 13, 4 – 6 p.m.
Art Reception at Philadelphia Senior Center
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
May 31, 5 – 7 p.m.
Art Reception at Center on the Hill
Gallery Hours: Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
ADMISSION TO ALL RECEPTIONS AND EXHIBITS WERE FREE.
Partial support for this program was provided by PECO and Phillyfunguide.
Artwork Credit: The Overseer by artist Marie Ricciuti