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

In the Gallery: Philadelphia Renaissance - curated by Noah Smalls

Dec 2016— Feb 2017. FREE Admission.  T | W | 10am-4pm;
Th | 10am-7pm; Sat | 12pm-4pm; S | M | F | Closed

In the Sanctuary: Messages from the Elders

This podcast features interviews with authors and ordinary folk.

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North Stars Community Leaders in Conversation: Race, Justice & Art

From April - September 2017, Eastern State Penitentiary and ART SANCTUARY are partnering for the North Stars Community Leaders in Conversation (CLIC) Program.

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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