As students came back to in-person learning, leaders in this Philadelphia suburb knew they needed something to spark a renewed passion for reading. Going strong into its second year, One Book One Norristown includes live events, book clubs, public art projects, and author visits.
Cinderella partying in the roaring '20s. Huck Finn crossing the Rio Grande. Juliet sharing her love for Romeo via TikTok. An award-winning program in Chester County is reimagining timeless stories and engaging patrons in the process.
A "main street think tank" is bringing people together in Northwestern Pennsylvania, providing a space for deep conversations, community engagement, and growth. The Jefferson Educational Society is also listening, expanding their reach into new towns and neighborhoods.
Three companies rose to the top during the second of three planned Big Idea Contests in the PA Wilds region. One thing they all share: A commitment to community and doing good, whether that's through a piece of handmade art, a cup of coffee, or a software program.
After decades as a mecca for installation art, this Pittsburgh cultural institution is adding to its repertoire, housing the archive of iconic trans artist Greer Lankton and using digital tools to reach beyond the museum's walls.
They certainly can, whether it's through an innovative, low-tech museum or via oral histories of recent generations. In our latest episode, we talk about how institutions in Gettysburg and Philadelphia are bringing young people into the process of preserving the past.
Set amid the rolling hills and small towns of the county of the same name, York has a thriving arts community. From muralists to musicians to storytellers, the local creatives help this historic city tell its own story. In this episode, we spoke with two passionate Yorkers working to bring people together through the arts.
There is void opening in the arts media landscape — fewer publications, fewer critics — which means less attention for the city's world-class performing arts scene. To tackle this issue, a new program from Theatre Philadelphia is offering a series of workshops that prepares participants to play this essential role in the creative ecosystem.