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

Wellness Workshops


Ayesha (Meri Ptah), is a Sacred Woman Practitioner & Wellness Coach, Kemetic Reiki Practitioner, Basu, and Certified Yoga teacher. As the owner of Wildflower Wellness LLC., she has been cultivating her gifts as a healing arts practitioner since 2011. While completing intense studies, along with an in-depth training in Ancient African Spiritual Healing, Ayesha was ordained the name "Meri Ptah" by her spiritual preceptor. The meaning of her Kemetic name is, "heart of the healer". This new title confirmed that Ayesha was indeed living her soul's purpose of being an advocate for holistic health, and natural healing. Wildflower Wellness LLC. is her platform to provide the community with the essentials needed to encourage, elevate & evolve.

Syreeta Scott is the owner of Duafe Holistic Hair Care. With over 20 years of experience in natural hair care, Syreeta approaches clients from the heart up. Centered in self acceptance and self love she teaches that hair care is an extension of living an authentic life.

Shanelle Squire is a Professional Makeup Artist located in Virginia who specializes in special event makeup for events including weddings, graduation, prom, photoshoots etc. Shanelle is a lover of all things beauty!

Lisa Gore also known as “Mrs. Chosen” is married (16 years) with 2 adult children. She currently lives in Delaware County and is committed to live her life on purpose. In 2003 she re-branded herself from a Christian Poet to a Christian Hip Hop Artist and traveled Philly and surrounding states ministering and speaking out. With Motivational Speaking she has been a Keynote Speaker at several Women Conferences and outreach events. She has also written and self-published 5 books to date that can be found on Amazon.com and BarnsandNoble.com. In 2012 Lisa earned a Certification in Life Coaching and received her Degree in Communications and Art in 2014. Now she leads the Training Temples Ministry at Bible Way Baptist Church with her husband as one of the ways to give back to the community where she grew up. She gives back to the world through her blog TheRelationshipStuff.com where you can find a wealth of healthy tips for relationships and life.

Speaking Engagements: Children’s Hospital – CHOP Women Conferences Carols Park Weed and Seed Overbrook High School Audenried High School Yes Philly Accelerated High School Anti-Drug & Violence Network Youth Study Center Churches (PA,NJ,DE) Open Mic’s Relationship Panels Radio Guest


Sunday, July 22, 5 – 7pm African Inspired Yoga - in partnership with ODUNDE365

Monday, July 23, 6 - 8pm, the Art of Natural Haircare and Design and Makeup
Tuesday, July 24, 6 - 8pm, Vision Boarding


Special Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors and Partners

Countdown to CBA34!

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Art Sanctuary uses the power of black art to transform individuals, create and build community and foster cultural understanding.

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