The ArtHaus Creates Community.
We are building leaders, thinkers and creative problem solvers.
Our mission is to encourage and nurture creativity and personal growth through the promotion of high-quality community arts, wellness, education, and professional-development programming. The ArtHaus will be a collegial place where artists can create, exhibit, and sell their work.
COMMUNITY ART ALERT!
“We knew when we started that the Germantown ArtHaus Restoration Project was going to be a community effort. Beautifying the exterior will be no different!” ~ Keisha Whatley, Germantown ArtHaus Founder
You’re invited to participate in a history-making mural in Germantown! The Absolute Equality- Juneteenth Celebration mural will be unveiled at this year’s 2023 Juneteenth Festival … and we need your help to make it happen!
Community-Focused | Community-Powered
Restoring and renovating a 150 year old building comes with a lot of surprises! As you can imagine, craftsmen in 1890 did things very differently than we require in 2021! Your donations will literally build the foundation of this project.
OUR COMMUNITY IMPACT
Funds Raised to Date (of $150,000)
THE GERMANTOWN ARTHAUS STORY
THE RESTORATION PROJECT
The building needs work “from soup to nuts”, as they say. While we have secured the acquisition & majority of the renovation costs via PIDC, we have a significant gap in funding at the back end of the project.
In addition, unexpected structural repairs (they definitely did things differently in 1904 than we require today for safety!), required asbestos abatement, and increased materials costs due to the COVID pandemic’s impact on the industry have increased our shortfall as well.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO MAY WANT TO SUPPORT THE PROJECT? Contact us today!
Creative Ways You Can Help
Philadelphia Needs the Healing & Empowering Benefit of the Arts and Community … More Than Ever!
Ever since funding for the arts decreased, it has been imperative that we make a way to bring the arts to underserved communities, and make high-quality art accessible to the masses. The stakes have never been higher!
IMPACT ON EDUCATION
Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are twice as likely to graduate college and…
3 times more likely
to win awards for school attendance
4 times more likely
to be awarded for academic achievement
4 times more likely
to participate in a math and science fair
and drop-out at a rate of 4%
(vs. 22% of their peers)
Arts and cultural economic activity (incl. for-profit) accounts for 4.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), or 877.8 billion.
The arts improve individual health and psychological wellbeing.
The arts improve skills, cultural capital and creativity.
86% of artists vote vs. 60% of the general public.
Studies show that arts education had a significant effect on the academic and social success of their students. Those with greater arts participation were more likely to come to class, avoid being removed and graduate. Additionally, they demonstrated greater proficiency in mathematics and communication.
MEET OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS!
OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
Each sponsorship builds a strong foundation for the ArtHaus and ensures lasting partnerships for positive community impact.
SELFIE PROJECT SPONSORS
Individuals, community organizations & businesses who sponsored the Selfie Project; making it possible for youth to create their Selfies and removing any financial barrier to participate.
OUR AMAZING DONORS!
Donor list updated periodically! Anonymous donations are not listed.