PAC: Highlights from our Grand Opening

A crew of dedicated art teachers manned a dozen art-making stations, the Mummers were geared up in their bold, infamous costumes, and our new studios were stocked with more art supplies than you’d know what to do with!

At the end of the day, we couldn’t have been more pleased with how the Grand Opening of Philly Art Center’s new Cherry Hill location turned out — an afternoon of art-making, face-painting, machine sewing, drawing, and dancing under clear skies and bright rays of sun! We were truly thrilled to see so many friends, old and new!

We got so many questions at our opening, we decided to share a few of them with you all here.

Q. When do you open??
A. We already are!

Q. What type of programs will you run here in Cherry Hill?
A. All of them! And the list is long… Summer Camps, After School Art, Vacation Camps (for when school is closed), art classes for kids, tweens, and adults (!!), music classes for babies and toddlers, birthday parties, and so much more. Pretty much every program you can find using our site’s navigation is offered at all three locations.

Q. Can I still sign up for summer camps?
A. Yes! Registration is still open, but spaces fill pretty fast. You can sign up for just one week at a time, or save on multiple weeks, with multiple kiddos! Click here to view the schedule and register.

Q. I’m not really an artist. Can I still try this?
A. Well, that depends. Do you like fun? Do you like to try new things and learn new skills? If you answered yes, then check out our class listing and don’t wait any longer to sign up!

In case you missed out on the party, check out some of the most memorable moments:


Adorable, bedazzled and airbrushed faces every where you turned!


Our still life circle was visited by artists big and small.


Thanks to the Greater Overbrook String Band for the magical performance and for getting our feet moving!


Party-goers flexed their art muscles to pull ink through our silkscreens and walked away with some awesome one-of-a-kind prints.


Our toddler music zone was a big hit with the little ones.


Kiddos created lots of wearable art, including super cute headbands using a mix of colorful fabrics.


We all got a little messy in the pottery corner! But that’s a-okay, we like messes.


And of course, what Grand Opening party would be complete without a ribbon cutting? We had the help of a dozen very excited kiddos to make our opening in Cherry Hill official!

We couldn’t be more excited about expanding to South Jersey! We’re looking forward to building more bridges and growing with the community through the creative journey ahead!

Your friends at Philly Art Center


Philly Art Center has been cultivating creative genius in kids and adults since 2004. We inspire every student to create, play, laugh and learn! Learn more