Celebration of Black Arts ( CBA) is July 1- 31, 2018. Check out our events schedule for more details!

Workshops & Classes

Throughout the Month, check out these Workshops and Classes -- Everything is FREE (Donations Accepted)

With most events happening in our intimate gallery, be sure to show up early to grab your spot! 

SELF-DEVELOPMENT + DESIGN Located in Art Sanctuary Gallery:

Learn how to Slay online + through your personal Style

Friday July 6, 7-9pm - "Brand Your Cool: A Panel With Women Self Starters"
Sunday July 22, 11am - 4pm - Pop Up Shop with Think Fashion

DANCE Workshops Located in Art Sanctuary Gallery:

Get your groove on with a culturally-centered Dance Workshops from some of Philly’s most popular dance instructors.

Sunday July 8, 4 – 7pm
Sunday July 15, 4 – 7pm
Thursday, July 19th 6-8pm

WELLNESS WORKSHOPS Located in Art Sanctuary Gallery:

Designed to help you take care of your entire self.

Sunday, July 22, 5 – 7pm African Inspired Yoga

in partnership with ODUNDE365
Monday, July 23, 6 - 8pm, the Art of Natural Haircare and Design
Tuesday, July 24, 6 - 8pm, Vision Boarding

WRITING WORKSHOPS Located in Art Sanctuary Gallery:

Unlock your inner author, songwriter, poet and storyteller

Thursday, July 12, 7 - 9pm - Tune up with a Music Writing Workshop
Saturday, July 14, 1 - 4pm - Check out this one-of-a-kind individualized manuscript workshop AND witness a lucky author get a book deal
Friday, July 20, 6 - 9:30pm - This special workshop is geared towards our homeless community, featuring One Step Away
Wednesday, July 25, 6 - 8pm - Another opportunity to hone your writing skills!
Thursday, July 26, 5:30 - 9pm - learn the fine art of storytelling AND a poetry workshop

KIDS DAY! located in Art Sanctuary's Gallery:

featuring storytelling, children's books, art making activities for youth and Loads of Fun!
Saturday, July 21, 1 - 5pm

FILM SCREENING + Panel Discussion located at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St., Phila, PA 191906:

featuring films and work from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Friday, July 27, 3 - 9pm

Art Sanctuary's 20th Birthday Party + Festival Block Party! located INSIDE + OUTSIDE our gallery!

Saturday, July 28, 6pm - Midnight -- Featuring food trucks, vendors, performances and so much more!


Special Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors and Partners

Countdown to CBA34!

Stay tuned to our main page for new Art Sanctuary programming! 

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