Painted Bride Art Center
Locally Grown. World Renowned.
Painted Bride Art Center brings together artists, audiences and communities to push the boundaries of how we create and experience art. We cultivate an environment for critical dialog and playful exchange to transform lives and communities.
On May 19, 2018, the Painted Bride hosted its 49th anniversary celebration, Dance with the Bride. As you may have heard, the Bride is venturing down a new road. We are imagining a future that gives us the financial and creative capacity to sustain our important work and broaden our existing audience.
After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision to sell our building at 230 Vine. Let me be clear: The Painted Bride is not closing. With the proceeds of the building sale, we will secure a source of funds that will ensure the Bride can fulfill its central mission, which is to support artists who are committed to blazing paths of innovation that are transformative at the community level.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's About Us page.
In The News
- NIMBYs, Zoning, and Much Ado About the Painted Bride Mural, Hidden City Philadelphia, April 19, 2021.
- Does Philadelphia need another building for contemporary art?, Philly dot com, November 8, 2018.
- Painted Bride denied historic status, removing roadblock to iconic building’s sale, Plan Philly, September 15, 2018.
- Video: The Painted Bride Experience (YouTube, 2m57s)