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Kensington: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Connects With The Community

Kensington: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Connects With The Community

Walking down Master Street in Kensington, it’s almost impossible to miss the Crane Arts building. Located in front of the building, two light brown doors lead to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, a space that provides the community with tools and exhibits to expand their knowledge of photography. It wasn’t that long ago – six years to […]

 

Olde Kensington: Five Places for Repurposing and Do-It-Yourself Projects

Olde Kensington: Five Places for Repurposing and Do-It-Yourself Projects

In an effort to revive the Olde Kensington area, artists have strived to make art more accessible to the general public. Artists use places like the Crane Arts studios (above) to hold workshops that teach people how to make art easily and how to bring that art into their homes. Do-it-yourself projects are becoming extremely […]

 By Cherri Gregg and James Jackson

Ludlow: Art Gallery Works to Make Photography Available to All

Ludlow: Art Gallery Works to Make Photography Available to All

When Sarah Stolfa created the business plan for the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, she thought it would be a commercial enterprise. But she soon realized that the community needed something more. “For profit galleries represent artists, they have exhibitions and they sell work,” Stolfa said. “Institutions like museums, like this photo center are for the […]