Community Art: Why Paint Benches?

Painting benches protects wood from rotting and decorates the most utilitarian objects found in parks and playgrounds, making them inviting to visitors. When volunteers work together to take on a once-graffitied bench, their artwork gives viewers the message that this is a special, public, kid-friendly and safe area for play, collaboration, meeting others, …

ASI Takes Women Veterans on a Hike

It is so much fun to explore nature with others and share the relaxation that big, calm, open water, happy meadows and quiet paths bring.  On our journey through the refuge, we identified edible plants, native plants, and invasive plants, turkeys, egrets, blue heron, wood ducks, painted turtles, and deer. On the trails and …

Activism Thru Art in Support of Afterschool Programs

Art Sphere Inc. participated in The Lights on After School Programs, which were sponsored by six partnering organizations at Wharton Square Community Center. The program sought to bring national attention to the need for federal funding for afterschool programs. Students also learned about the importance of citizenship by signing and …

Art in Action

Say you’re driving or walking through Philadelphia’s “city of neighborhoods” and you notice a park that’s been treated to an artistic makeover. Doesn’t it make you feel good? In fact, don’t you think to yourself, “This is a safe neighborhood where the residents care about where  they live”? Chances are …

Hear More from Volunteers

MLK at Fishtown Recreation Center Participant Quotes: “Inspirational.”“Painting was fun!”“It’s good.”“You can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” ~Victoria~“The air today was cold, but I was warmed inside by the radiance of an open heart.”“It felt good to do something for others, but today wasn’t about me. I wish …