Inspire. Connect. Transform. Creating a new world of possibilities through art!
Founded in 1998, Art Sphere Inc. (ASI) is a Philadelphia-based non-profit, established to teach art to inner-city low-income youth.
Our mission is to engage the creative in communities, empower neighborhoods to explore the positives in peoples’ lives, and heal the mind, body and spirit through art.
Art Sphere Inc. nurtures the artist in all of us to be able to think beyond what is possible in our own lives and communities. Our students, volunteers, and partners transcend obstacles to bring about positive and lasting change that continuously enables thriving neighborhoods and a vibrant city!
Combining Art with Music and Literacy: Hawthorne Elementaryhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/beartistic-2sxz44ptxyld3lzuwkzpje.jpeg
Students painted entrance with positive compliments for each letters of alphabet.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Volunteershttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Picture 9-2sxz49vafyg31lllp3klca.png
Transforming classrooms at Bartram High School with the Bartram Beacon Foundation
United Way Youth Conference at the PA Convention Centerhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Picture 21-2sxz4945e78ydb4ddwgnpm.png
Teen participants write poetry on activism with interactive magnetic mural.
“Magical Garden” at McMichael Elementaryhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/mantua62-2sxz47zftkg9cveix3sr9m.jpg
A view on dark windowless hallways after learning how to identify flowers and birds.
Conflict Resolutionhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/conflict resolution germantown ywca1-2sxz44ucs94jvnqqag6d56.jpg
North Philly youth process and express their feelings through drawing and acting.
After School and Adult Ed: Wharton Square Community Centerhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/intergenerational-2sxz47uwz9x2ktnnj8m3nu.png
Ceramics students demonstrate how different generations benefit from one another.
Youth Use Photography of Local Churches and Prided Trolleyhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/portrichmond-2sxz49zta8z9tnch2yr8y2.png
Port Richmond youth convert trash filled lot into painted sanctuary playground.
Youth Drawing from Nature for Arbor Day: Celebrating Treeshttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Picture 16-2sxz48m21147944vufq1ai.png
Three reasons for planting trees: Cleaner water, air, and protecting soil from erosion.
National and International Art Exchanges Make World Connectionshttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/muralpainting22-2sxz47zftkg9cveix3sr9m.jpg
A promising future author demonstrating her new knowledge of Spanish.
Healthy eating and block long “Big Fish” Mural in Fishtownhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Diabetes Mural-2sxz44yvmjnqnphlobd0qy.png
Participants of all ages worked on Diabetes education thru art!
Earth Day Events: Youth explore sources of art in naturehttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Picture 10-2sxz48d0cg1tp0n52pcq2y.png
Art can support the environment and have a beneficial impact on wildlife.
Follow Your Dreamshttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/rainbow-2sxz49vafyg31lllp3klca.png
Making safe and fun places for students to learn that also promote creativity.
Creating Bridges Between Cultures and Community Membershttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Picture 2-2sxz48zmjwprl9di01a03u.png
Community designed at Kencrest Center
Origami Butterflies at Cradle Of Birding Eventhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/IMG_08462-2sxz47qe4zdvsrws5dfg22.jpg
Art Promotes Wildlife and Conservation at Festival at John Heinz Refuge
Embracing Diversity: South Philadelphia High Schoolhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Picture 23-2sxz49d72sbbxem45mtyx6.png
Art culturally enriches lives of immigrants and locals in inner city communities.
British Virgin Island Art Exchangehttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Picture 6-2sxz49m8rddphi3uxd7a4q.png
“King and Queen Mural” and scroll for Exchange at Catherine Elementary School.
Art for Literacy: Eastwick Branch of Free Libraryhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/207417_166857850038516_6748320_n-2sxz44c9f2zsrgr8qzfqq2.jpg
Art made from book and computer research helps build curiosity and knowledge.
Experience Team Building Thru Art and Servicehttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/volunteer-2sxz4a8uyu1ndqu7up4k5m.jpg
High School and College Interns and Business leaders volunteer!
Colleges Sponsored Community Service Activities: Painting Hockey Rinkhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/rink-2sxz49zta8z9tnch2yr8y2.jpg
Arcadia University students paint NHL logos at the Fishtown Recreation Center.
An Arcadia University student contributes to the effort at The Fishtown Recreation Center.
All Graffiti Covered Surfaces Paintedhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/arcadia2-2sxz44gs9dizjii44umebu.jpg
Walls, doors, sidewalks, benches, poles, fountains, trash cans and more painted!
Fish Mural Memorial to Local Killed Youth: Fishtown Recreation Centerhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/b1-2sxz44lb3o26bk8zipt1xm.jpg
An alternative to graffiti, designed with local graffiti writers.
Sharing the Joy of Paint: Cornelia's Neighborshttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/P7230066-2sxz48d0cg1tp0n52pcq2y.jpg
Transforming space for summer school and after school program with local youth.
Good Citizens: US Postal Service and other Volunteershttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/IMG_0137-2sxz45ujile241ppddnlze.jpg
Improving home of Catholic after school classrooms for local and Caribbean Immigrant youths.
“Counting Murals” and “Alphabet Murals”, Mitchell Elementary Schoolhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Picture 7-2sxz49qrlnww9juqb8dxqi.png
Painting based on rhyming books and curriculum at Mitchell Elementary School.
Sundial and Farm Murals: Southwest Family Centerhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Picture 8-2sxz49qrlnww9juqb8dxqi.png
Painting and learning from planting gardens.
Face Painting at Health Fairhttp://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/bfi_thumb/Face painting Health fair-2sxz45gyzpshrwh37s3n62.png
Promoting Educational Event with Fun Activities
An art oasis in the middle of a fiscal desert
The fiscal challenges that continue to plague our school system ultimately impact the most important customer: students. Scarce resources have forced many schools to cut art programs. Shrinking budgets prevent libraries and recreation centers from offering their own visual-arts programs. ASI aims to fill the void!