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Opening: Clothesline Art Show

  • University City Arts League 4226 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)

Friday, December 1st: Opening reception from 6-8 pm. Food, drinks, fun!

Saturday, December 2nd: Come bring your friends and family to see your artwork! Adult workshops, music and events all day (check back often for updates)

Sunday, December 3rd: Come see and pick up your artwork! Family workshops, music and events all day (check back often for updates)


50 years ago, before the Arts League became a building with a gallery enclosed by walls, it was an idea in the heads of a neighborhood group of artists who came together to exhibit artworks in the park. The work was hung on a clothesline and strung between the trees—a flexible and expanding art gallery—open to everyone and big enough to accommodate everyone’s creativity.

In the spirit of this, to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we’d like to make an art exhibit with you in the park. The Arts League is working with some inspiring artists to create pop-up art-making events in West Philly parks during neighborhood festivals and events.

Our first pop-up clothesline was held in conjunction with the Sun Ra Arkestra’s performance during UCD’s 40th St Summer Series and our second was held at the Arts League’s own Ice Cream Bowl. There are still 3 Clothesline events left for you to be a part of!

Earlier Event: December 1
Opening: City in Motion