Welcome to Art Sanctuary!

Our mission is to use the power of Black Art to transform individuals, create and build community and foster cultural understanding. 


Our Mission and Core Values come to LIFE in 2 ways: Arts Education and Family / Public Programming

Calling All Artists: Join the Process!! 

Submit your work to be considered for a group show, solo exhibit, and more! More info about our partnership with the Barnes Foundation and Rush Arts Philadelphia above.

CBA33: Celebration of Black Arts Festival 

Our 33rd annual festival is coming very soon!! Visit the site to be ready for all of May's events.

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CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Join in the Process!

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Join in the Process! Submit your work to be considered for a group show, lecture, public critique, and solo exhibition.

Theme: We Are Stronger Together


The Barnes Foundation is partnering with Art Sanctuary and Rush Arts Philly to facilitate a competition and public dialogue with emerging artists within the tri-state area. Over the next 12 months, a series of events will foster a unique opportunity for aspiring artists of all backgrounds and media to display and discuss their work.

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From Our Blog:

11 Jan 2017
By: Emile Holland. Emile Holland is a sophomore at Central High School, and one of Art Sanctuary's high school interns. He recently shared his...
04 Oct 2016
By: Lorene Cary We’re halfway through the dedication of the National Museum of African American History and Culture by the time the violins swell and...
26 Jul 2016
By: Maggie Lily. Maggie is an artist-poet-student-hoarder-moth who likes to write like she's the moon and can't decide whether she's 8 or 80. Maggie...

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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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Art Sanctuary Hours

Gallery Hours

  • Sun-Mon: Closed
  • Tues-Wed: 10am – 4pm
  • ​Thurs: 10am – 7pm
  • Fri: Closed
  • Sat: 12- 4pm

Office Hours

  • Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm