Tacony LAB Community Arts Center

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Tacony LAB Community Arts Center, interior view.

A Hub for Learning, Creativity, and Community Engagement

Created by Mural Arts Philadelphia with the support of Councilman Bobby Henon, the Tacony LAB Community Arts Center brings the neighborhood and the arts together to create a unique hub for learning, creativity, and community engagement in Lower Northeast Philadelphia. The LAB offers art classes for adults and youth, and presents arts-focused events free of charge.

The LAB is a vital part of the burgeoning arts community in the Lower Northeast, partnering with other organizations such as SENE, the Tacony CDC, the Tacony Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, CFEVA’s Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, and the Mayfair BID. The gallery space features rotating exhibits and events, offering opportunities to experience visual and performing arts to everyone.

From 2016–2018, an artist-in-residence program anchored professional artists in the Tacony community by providing them with studio space at the LAB. During their residencies, the artists worked with the community to develop public art in Tacony, and used the studio to create their own artwork.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the organization's Mural Arts program page.

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