About Us: Mission. Core Values.

Art Sanctuary is dedicated to bringing Philadelphians together through the unique community-building power of black art. We celebrate diversity passionately, understanding the unparalleled strength we gain by embracing our cultural differences.

We use this strength to provide opportunities where they do not yet exist; when Philadelphia schools are underfunded and inner city neighborhoods underserved, Art Sanctuary sees possibilities and works to bring them to life through the transformative influence of black art in the community.

Art Sanctuary is just that; we’ve worked tirelessly to build a safe place for creative expression and development of not just the community, but the self. We believe this sanctuary transcends physical space, and that the idea of “home” is one we carry with us. Home is a place that is welcome to all, and shaped by the relationships which inspire us.

By partnering with like-minded organizations in 2014, we hope to extend Art Sanctuary’s reach and make a greater impact than ever before.

Mission Statement

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

Our Core Values

  1. Art Sanctuary believes art connects people.
  2. Art Sanctuary is committed to the value of the inner city.
  3. Art Sanctuary is committed to preserving black art.
  4. Art Sanctuary is a catalyst for transformative experiences through black art.