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The Earth Speaks V – Call For Artists

The Earth Speaks V – Call For Artists

Pocono Arts Council announces a call for artist for The Earth Speaks V, a juried exhibition on the climate crisis. The Earth Speaks V arises from a deepening concern for the climate crisis currently affecting our planet. Art has always been a powerful vehicle for raising consciousness. This exhibit hopes to bring to light our growing awareness of a crisis we can no longer ignore.

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Deadline: 8 Feb 2019

The Earth Speaks is an open call for work that focuses the attention of the viewing public on the gravity of climate change. Students are welcomed and encouraged to enter. Student entry fee: $15 for the first 2 entries, $10 each additional entry. Adult entry fee: $30 for the first two entries, $25 each additional entry. Discounts available for Pocono Arts Council members.

Juror: Harry C Tabak, studied painting and sculpture at The Art Students League of NY, Brooklyn College. Tabak’s early work reflects his bond to nature through his landscape paintings. Social commentary followed with an emphasis on environmental issues for nearly two decades.

Dunning Art Gallery at Northampton Community is a new gallery in Northeast Pennsylvania with a mission to provide opportunities for artists from a wide region. Professors often program lessons around the works exhibited in the gallery and often contact individual artists to participate.

Regional call with $1100 in awards available in a variety of mediums including 2-D, 3-D, photography, and printmaking.

  • Juror’s Choice Award: $250
  • 3-D Award: $100
  • Kay & Girard Lichty Climate Crisis Award: $250
  • 2-D Award: $100
  • Otto Grever Printmaking Award: $100
  • Photography Award: $100
  • ARTSPACE Student Award: $100
  • Origins Student Award: $50

About Pocono Arts Council

Founded in 1975, the Pocono Arts Council is the oldest and most established local arts service organization in the Pocono region of northeastern Pennsylvania. It serves as a “Chamber of Commerce” or umbrella organization for artists and arts organization in all disciplines, as well as the resident and tourist populations of the area. Its motto, Culture Builds Community, highlights Pocono Arts mission of art service, promotion, education, and advocacy. To date, over $2 million in arts grants have been provided to a 5 county area. The Earth Speaks has been one of the premiere exhibitions over the last five years and continues to grow.

For more information, contact director@poconoarts.org.

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Inspired – Call For Artists

Inspired – Call For Artists

The Susquehanna Art Museum announces a call for artists for Inspired: Contemporary Responses to a Legacy of Courage, a juried exhibition in the Lobby Gallery and DeSoto Family Vault. June 28 – July 1, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall uprising. The uprising, a series of violent demonstrations, was a spontaneous moment of courageous activism by members of the LGBTQ+ community against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the LGBTQ+ rights movement in the United States and around the world. To recognize and commemorate this historic moment, Susquehanna Art Museum is partnering with the LGBT Center of Central PA and Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections to open the LGBTQ+ history project collection to artists and creators. The collection documents the stories and history of LGBTQ+ life and activism in Central PA.

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Deadline: 4 Apr 2019

Susquehanna Art Museum’s 2019 juried exhibition provides an opportunity for artists to visit the collection at the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections. Artists are tasked with creating original works of art inspired by the items in the collection. Works selected for this exhibition should provide a contemporary reflection on a pivotal moment in American LGBTQ+ history. Submissions may consider the history of the LGBTQ+ community, the continued search for equity and inclusion both nationally and globally, social justice for marginalized groups, or other expressions of creativity inspired by the collection. These works may include, but are not limited to: ceramics, mixed media sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, video, the written word, and graphic design.

Jurors: Barry Loveland, Chair of the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project and Lauren Nye, Director of Exhibitions, Susquehanna Art Museum.

Fees: Submissions to this year’s juried exhibition are free to commemorate the unique partnership of Central Pennsylvania organizations. Each artist may submit up to three pieces.

Prize: Viewer’s Choice – $250, voting takes place at the exhibition

About The Susquehanna Art Museum

Nestled within the Capital City’s emerging midtown neighborhood in a newly reclaimed building, the Susquehanna Art Museum (SAM) serves as a catalyst in the Commonwealth to offer superior educational programming and diverse exhibitions. As a non-collecting institution, SAM has the ability to create a rotating schedule of exhibitions through the year to address both historic and contemporary movements in art and art history. As the only dedicated art museum in the capital region, they believe that the emotional response to art has the ability to foster human connectedness. They are committed to engaging diverse audiences through exhibitions and experiences that promote understanding and social discourse.

For more information, contact LNye@SusquehannaArtMuseum.org.

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Gateways To Nature – Call For Artists

Gateways To Nature – Call For Artists

Tyler Arboretum, in Media, PA, announces a call for artists for the 2019 Gateways to Nature Exhibit. Create a structure or work for Gateways to Nature that showcases your talent and vision. Ignite the imaginations of a broad regional audience by creating portals, gateways, and thresholds that invite discovery of the natural world on extensive grounds. Gateways to Nature will run from April through October, 2019, at Tyler Arboretum.

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Deadline: 2 Nov 2018

Submissions may include existing works appropriate to the theme or new works. All works including those offered for sale must remain at Tyler for the duration of the exhibit. Collaboration between artists, designers and builders is encouraged. All winning exhibitors will be notified by November 20, 2018.

Submissions should include:

  • A rendering of the design concept
  • A maximum one-page description of the exhibit concept
  • Maximum of three perspective sketches and/or a model measuring no more than 24” x 18” (model is optional)
  • Completed application form with requested information including title of the exhibit
  • A non-refundable application fee of $40 per design, payable via check to Tyler Arboretum

Designs will be judged based on the following criteria (not in order of importance):

  • Relevance to theme – Gateways to Nature.
  • Engagement with visitors – creative, imaginative, inspiring, and fun.
  • Accessibility – accessible for children and adults of various ages and abilities; no steps required to access the experience
  • Durability and Safety – structurally sound and able to withstand environmental stresses as well as the active engagement of visitors of all ages for the duration of the exhibit
  • Executable – able to be installed within the two-week installation time frame by the exhibitor’s team with limited help from Tyler staff and volunteers
  • Flexibility – the ability to move the piece to an alternate location if necessary

Gateways to Nature Artist Benefits

Tyler has an affluent, well-educated audience within a region rich in arts and culture. The Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic region has a well-developed community of patrons and collectors, both private and corporate. Tyler Arboretum attracts over 74,000 visitors a year concentrated from April through October. In 2017, Tyler had visitors from 37 states and 8 foreign countries, with 65% coming from the mid-Atlantic region including New York, SE Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

  • Exhibitors may receive reimbursement of up to $2000 to assist in fabrication and installation costs.
  • Tyler will provide marketing support for the exhibit, including announcement of winners, press releases about the exhibit, and promotion through radio, web and social media. Gateways to Nature will open with an event to which exhibitors may include their invitation list.
  • Tyler will create an exhibit webpage with links to exhibitors’ websites and contact information, as requested.
  • Tyler will provide insurance for all works in the exhibit once exhibit materials are delivered on site, for the duration of the exhibit.
  • Exhibitors work can be provided for sale, loaned to Tyler Arboretum for the duration of the exhibit, or with mutual agreement, donated to Tyler.
  • Any and all sales of exhibitors’ work will be handled directly by the exhibitor, with a 25% commission to Tyler. Pieces purchased during the exhibit will remain at Tyler Arboretum for the duration of the exhibition. The exhibitor is solely responsible for delivery of the exhibit to the owner.
  • Tyler has a social networks outreach with over 15,500 email recipients, 9250 Facebook followers, 1717 Twitter, 1376 Instagram followers and 80,000 website users.

About Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum is an extraordinary arboretum where human hands have created a magnificent garden with a very light touch. Tyler’s undulating landscape, whimsy, sweeps of trees and plants, and enigmatic nooks and crannies everywhere are perfect for children of all ages, adults, plant enthusiasts, artists, wanderers, and seekers of beauty and solitude.

One of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern US, Tyler Arboretum’s 650 acres of gardens, meadows, wetlands and forests and 17 miles of hiking trails provide the opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in nature. The exhibit will be located within the 102 acres of our curated gardens and collections.

Tyler is on the National Register of Historic Sites and has a distinctive character rooted in our past as a working farm, governed by the concept that connecting to nature is essential to understanding our place in the world.

With a mission focused on creating ‘champions of the natural world’, Tyler serves over 120 schools, and reaches a family audience and active adults through environmental education programs. Tyler Arboretum has a loyal and growing membership that actively supports our mission. It has over 400 volunteers who support Tyler’s operations through thousands of hours of hands-on work.

For more information, contact cbrien@tylerarboretum.org.

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Art For The Cash Poor – Call For Artists

Art For The Cash Poor – Call For Artists

InLiquid Art & Design announces a call for artists for Art for the Cash Poor, a fabulous annual block party-style event that allows the chance to show and sell work directly to the public in a lively social atmosphere. The 19th installment of InLiquid’s Signature Summer Event, Art for the Cash Poor will be making a special move (this year only) to the Callowhill District in partnership with Arts + Crafts Holdings for a one-day art festival outside-just behind Union Transfer.

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Deadline: 4 May 2018

This year’s event will be a festive transformation to this evolving neighborhood. This outside block-party style art sale that directly benefits visual artists and craftspeople will feature multiple spaces along 10th Street from Buttonwood to Hamilton, activated by artists and local organizations. Art for the Cash Poor is open to artists, designers, and crafters who make and produce their own work. All work is to be sold for $199 and below.

Art For The Cash Poor Artist Benefits

Participating artists vendors will have the opportunity to interact and sell their work with an engaged audience. Art for the Cash Poor has a 19-year following of attendees of art collectors. Our regular attendees includes gallery and independent curators and art consultants looking for new talent. Vendors keep all proceeds from their sales. They will be featured as a participant of Art for the Cash Poor on the InLiquid website for the remainder of the 2018 calendar year. Vendors will receive a 10 x 10 outdoor space (vendors must provide their own tent). A staggered load-in time will allow for easier transportation of their booth materials. Tables and chairs may be rented for an extra fee.

About InLiquid Art & Design

InLiquid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists. They serve as a free, online, public hub that showcases Philadelphia’s vast visual arts culture.

Through the active promotion of artists’ work and credentials via online accessibility, numerous ongoing exhibition programs distributed throughout the city in InLiquid Gallery and unique alternative spaces, meaningful partnerships with cultural organizations and corporate clients, unique community-engaged events, and the facilitation of relationships with art collectors, InLiquid delivers the richness of our region’s visual art culture to broader audiences, thus increasing appreciation of all forms of visual culture.

For more information, contact saraz@inliquid.org.

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Identity Spectrum – Call For Artists

Identity Spectrum – Call For Artists

The Susquehanna Art Museum announces a call for artists for Identity Spectrum, a juried exhibition in the Lobby Gallery and Vault. Event to be held from Friday May 4 – Sunday August 5, 2018.

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Deadline: 4 Apr 2018

Free entry for current Susquehanna Art Museum members, up to three pieces. Entry fee for non-members is $15 per artwork, up to three pieces.

As one of the fundamental aspects of personal identity, gender has been examined by artists throughout history. Society is experiencing the increased politicization of identity expression while contemporary boundaries and norms are constantly shifting. Works selected for this exhibition will provide unique perspectives on individual expression and the definition of gender, both visually and conceptually. These works may include, but are not limited to, ceramics, mixed media sculpture, painting, drawing, performance, video, and graphic design.

Identity Spectrum Juror

Dr. Christine Fillipone, Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Design at Millersville University, specializes in contemporary and 20th century art. She is Coordinator of The Women’s and Gender Studies program at Millersville University. Recipient of the 2017 SECAC Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication, her book Science, Technology, and Utopias: Women Artists and Cold War America (Routledge Press, 2017) examines feminist aesthetic approaches to science and technology.

Her research has been supported by a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship, an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and a Guggenheim Fellowship from the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Filippone has served as Executive Director of The Print Center in Philadelphia, an art gallery and store dedicated to contemporary printmaking and photography. She has worked in curatorial departments at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, International Center of Photography in New York, and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

There are two prizes available for Identity Spectrum: Juror’s Choice for Best in Show, a $400 prize and Viewer’s Choice, a $250 prize. Artists who are accepted in the juried exhibition are encourage to develop a long-term relationship with the Museum’s curator, submit their work for future opportunities, and/or create an exhibition proposal for a solo or group exhibition in the future.

About the Susquehanna Art Museum

The Susquehanna Art Museum (SAM) is unique in a number of ways. Located in a historic bank building. With a large contemporary addition, it fuses early 20th century architecture with modern sleek galleries. One of the visitor’s favorite spaces is the converted bank vault which holds intimate solo and group exhibitions. As a non-collecting museum, the exhibitions in all four galleries change numerous times throughout the year. This provides members, visitors, and school tours the opportunity to visit multiple times each season for a new experience. SAM is the capitol city of Pennsylvania’s only dedicated art museum. It has a long history of exhibiting nationally and internationally recognized artists working in all media.

For more information, contact lnye@susquehannaartmuseum.org.

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Techne – Call For Artists

Techne – Call For Artists

Techne is a juried exhibition examining the relationship between art and science as methods of making sense of the world around us.

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Deadline: 28 Apr 2018

Participating artists are asked to create an original piece of artwork that is related to science in some aspect. Examples include a new artistic technique in relation to a scientific study or theory, the use of non-traditional materials in the creation of a piece, or the exploration of a scientific notion in the process of making. The goal should be a pursuit of new concepts and technologies within science and art together which change fundamentally how we perceive our experience and/or reality.

There is no age restriction. Applicants under 18 years old will need a parent or guardian’s consent. The jurors for this exhibit come from a wide variety of backgrounds in both art and science to encourage diversity in selections.

Techne Awards

  • First Place: $250 and a solo show at Arthaus Projects in 2019
  • Second Place: $150
  • Third Place: $75

Selected artists will be showcased in one of Williamsport’s most forward looking galleries.

About Arthaus Projects

This year, 2018, marks the inaugural year of Arthaus Projects. They are a new, non-profit artspace developed by the founder of Converge Gallery. It is inspired by the Staatliches Bauhaus (commonly known as Bauhaus), a German art school that famously combined crafts and fine arts teaching with an emphasis on design. Arthaus Projects makes fine, contemporary art accessible to the local community. They provide community education through exhibitions, colloquia, and collaborative projects. Arthaus Projects takes a project-based approach to our exhibitions. They combine interactive exhibits such as artist talks and live demonstrations with traditional gallery installations. As a community resource, Arthaus Projects provides greater career opportunities in the arts for students and artists. They promote innovative, contemporary ideas by providing both a venue for displaying art and through auxiliary activities such as artist’s talks and workshops.

For more information, contact jonathan@arthausprojects.com.

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4th Annual Saucon Creek Arts Festival – Call For Artists

4th Annual Saucon Creek Arts Festival – Call For Artists

The Saucon Valley Conservancy is seeking artists for the 4th annual Saucon Creek Arts Festival. The festival will be held on Saturday June 2, 2018 on the grounds of the beautiful historic Heller Homestead. The Homestead is located along the Saucon Creek in the Lehigh Valley of Eastern Pennsylvania.

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Deadline: 25 Mar 2018

The Saucon Valley Conservancy will feature up to 60 juried artists, a children’s arts and crafts tent, live music, an indoor photography exhibit, and food.

4th Annual Saucon Creek Arts Festival Artist Benefits

Cash prizes totaling $1,300 will be awarded across multiple categories – First place $500, Second place $250, Third place $150, Best Booth Display $100, People’s Choice $100, four Honorable Mentions (2-D, 3-D, Jewelry, and Miscellaneous) $50/each. No commissions – artist retains %100 of sales. Volunteers will be onsite to assist vendors with setup and breakdown. Limited booth sitters available. Parking is available in a lot adjacent to the site. Each artist will receive one parking pass to park in this lot.

About The Saucon Valley Conservancy

An all-volunteer not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded January 7, 1993, The Saucon Valley Conservancy is dedicated to work in partnership with government bodies, community organizations, business groups, and concerned citizens. The mission of the conservancy is to preserve the historic and natural environment of the Saucon Valley as an educational and recreational resource for area citizens and visitors. The major stewardship of the Conservancy is the Michael Heller Homestead and the Saucon Creek corridor. The Heller Homestead (Michael & Margaret Heller House), located just off the popular Saucon Rail Trail, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.

For more information, contact info@sauconvalleyconservancy.org.

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Drawn From Nature – Call For Artists

Drawn From Nature – Call For Artists

The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove (JJAC) announces a call for artists for the Drawn From Nature annual juried show. Images should feature some aspect or the impact of birds, wildlife, and/or nature in the environment.

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Deadline: 11 Mar 2018

Work submitted must have been created within the past three years. No reproductions will be accepted. Each entry must be original in concept and composition and be executed solely by the submitting artist. Artwork that has been exhibited previously at any JJAC exhibition will not be eligible. Artwork shall not exceed 48 inches on its longest dimension including frame. Work containing feathers will not be accepted. All entries must be for sale.

  • Entry fee: $25.00 for up to two works.
  • Juror of Selection: Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg
  • Juror of Awards: Bruce Hoffman

Drawn From Nature Artist Benefits

More than $2,000 in cash prizes will be presented for outstanding examples of the accepted artists’ work. Categories are: oil/acrylic, watercolor, other two-dimensional work on paper, photography, sculpture, and other three-dimensional work. This show is an opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell their work. Accepted work will be offered through on-line sale opportunity promoted to a mailing list of 40,000. Sale commissions of 30% go toward supporting JJAC education programs. Invited artists receive two free tickets to opening reception on April 13.

The exhibit will be installed in a beautiful historic barn with modern lighting. The nonprofit Center is a historic landmark preserved by Montgomery County and operated by National Audubon Society. It is located on over 200 acres of fields and woods along the Perkiomen Creek. The grounds include the historic home where Audubon lived, non-releasable owls, and other birds that cannot live in the wild due to injury. During the run of the exhibition, entry fee to the historic house will be waived. Located 1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon, PA, minutes from King of Prussia, just off Route 422.

About the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

The John James Audubon Center is part of the National Audubon Society. The Center is located at the first home in America of ornithological artist and naturalist John James Audubon. The shared mission of the John James Audubon Center and the Valley Forge Audubon Society is to inspire people to appreciate, preserve, and protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitat; to promote personal appreciation and stewardship of the local natural environment through education and active participation in its preservation; and to preserve the artistic, scientific, and historic legacy of John James Audubon and celebrate the conservation movement he inspired.

For more information, contact wchristie@audubon.org.

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The Hour After – Call For Artists

The Hour After – Call For Artists

Mad Rex is looking for artists to showcase and sell their work during our 7pm-9pm Wednesday The Hour After event. As a post-apocalyptic restaurant, Mad Rex provides space for a bazaar where local businesses, artists, and survivors can meet at a central watering hole. The trading post is open every Wednesday.

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Deadline: Ongoing

There is no fee to participate.  The Hour After networking event provides a complementary space with a unique atmosphere to showcase artwork. The Hour After is a high traffic event during the restaurant’s happy hour. This is a reoccurring weekly event. Artists may participate multiple times throughout the year. They receive 20% off all food and drinks the night they participate.

About Mad Rex

Mad Rex is a post-apocalyptic themed restaurant and virtual reality lounge. The concept was designed specifically with Philadelphia in mind. Customers pay to rent a VR headset which comes loaded with games and videos for them to watch. They can check out the specially-developed VREX lounge with curated content. Mad Rex has hired local artists to design each aspect of the restaurant including the bar top, graffiti-covered crashed plane coming through the ceiling, and costumes that adorn mannequins all over the restaurant.

For more information, contact daye@rexgryphon.com.

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Creative Co-Working Think Tank – Call For Artists

Creative Co-Working Think Tank – Call For Artists

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is looking for creatives to help with interior design ideas, thoughts on decorations, furniture, and space sizes for a Creative Co-Working Think Tank. LEDC will bring the beer and wine. You bring the creative minds and some colorful duck tape, if you have it. LEDC will mark out your floor plan ideas. Come see the space mid-renovation. Call dibs on your studio space.

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Deadline: 29 Nov 2017

The Creative Co-Working Think Tank will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30th at 6-8 pm at 32 E Baltimore Ave, Lansdowne, PA. This event will allow artists to get in on the ground floor of the newest creative co-working space in Delaware County Pennsylvania. If you are looking for creative co-working in a town that has a small-town feel or close proximity to the city of Philadelphia, you will find both in Lansdowne.

Residents and businesses here have many reasons they choose to base themselves in Lansdowne

Low Rent/Home Costs: Whether you’re a young adult renting your first apartment, a new family buying a home, or a senior looking to downsize, Lansdowne is for you. Rents and home prices are lower than many similar communities in Delaware County. According to Livibility.com, about 60% of owners in Lansdowne and 50% of renters pay less than 30% of their income toward housing expenses, a measure of affordability.

Feeling of Community: Events like the Lansdowne Farmers Market, Art Shows, Annual Festivals, Memorial Day 5K race, and parades give our residents a strong sense of community. In our targeted Elm Street neighborhood, the LEDC organizes street cleanups, park beautifications, green initiatives, youth outreach, and healthy community initiatives. These events are great opportunities to become involved in making Lansdowne your community.

Historic Beauty: Lansdowne’s central business district and two separate neighborhoods. The Henry Albertson Subdivision District and Lansdowne Park District can be found on the National Register of Historic Places. Residents love and are proud of the famous, historic architecture.

Easy Access to Philadelphia: A 20-minute regional rail ride or a 13-mile drive to Philadelphia, Lansdowne offers that suburban lifestyle with easy urban access.

Diversity: Lansdowne fosters and promotes a vibrant and inspiring artistic community. It makes up a large portion of residents. Families of all types are welcome here. Freedom from fear of judgment based on religion, culture, and sexual orientation is a fundamental right in Lansdowne.

About The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation

The LEDC is a nonprofit organization, started in 1998. Its mission is to revitalize the borough of Lansdowne, located seven miles east of Philadelphia. They carry out their mission in several ways:

  • Provide resources and information to new and existing businesses,
  • Recruit new businesses to fill vacancies in the downtown,
  • Host various events such as a weekly farmers market and an annual arts festival which brings visitors and connects residents and businesses, and
  • Promote Lansdowne to potential new residents.

LEDC encourages community involvement through a strong, committed volunteer force. It contributes its time and money to enhancing life and business in Lansdowne.

For more information, contact debbie@lansdownesfuture.org.

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