Free Family Arts Festival at the Main Line Arts Center

Free Family Arts Festival Celebrates Community Roots and Art Center’s 75th
Saturday, September 10th

10 am-3 pm

Main Line Art Center is celebrating 75 years of “Art for Everyone” and invites the community to help commemorate this special occasion with a free Family Arts Festival! Kicking off the anniversary year, the Family Arts Festival is Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 am- 3 pm and features family-friendly entertainment, hands-on art projects, face painting, food and refreshments and a special unveiling of the Arts Alive Mobile.

The Family Arts Festival, made possible by a grant from PNC Arts Alive, celebrates the global roots of

our community. Projects are geared to reach a variety of ages and abilities, employ a wide of media

and explore the many cultures that make the greater-Philadelphia region vibrant and rich. Examples

of projects include Iroquois Wampum beads, Japanese carp windsock, Galimoto African wire

sculpture, Mexican folk art and a family cultural doll.

Throughout the Day

Art Projects Inspired by Cultures in Our Community

Face Painting

Food & Refreshments

11 am
Performance by John Cassidy 

John Cassidy's bizarre antics have earned him widespread acclaim as one of the most original comedians performing today. The world of magic has taken a special shine to John and he is now among the most requested acts at various conventions and seminars throughout the world, and has been named one of the funniest comedy magicians working today by MAGIC Magazine. Further notoriety for John occurred when the Guinness Book of World Records® documented him as the world’s fastest balloon sculptor.

12:30 & 1:30 pm Performances by The Cat’s Pajamas 

The Cat’s Pajamas makes very cool music for kids, bringing a musical comedy twist to high-octane kid-rock. The Cats put on more than a concert—they invite the audience from the very first note to enter a wild, wonderful world of stories, dance, puppets and props, all backed by a band making great music that just happens to be for kids. Up and down the East Coast, The Cat’s Pajamas captures the imagination of children while thoroughly engaging their families.

1:30 pm
Special Unveiling of the Arts Alive Mobile 

We’re Taking Art to the Streets! Look for the Arts Alive Mobile at Community Events Throughout the Year!

The Family Arts Festival and On the Road with Arts Alive are made possible by a 2011 PNC Arts Alive grant. PNC Arts Alive is a five-year, $5 million investment from The PNC Foundation that supports visual and performing arts groups with the goal of increasing arts access and engagement. Only twenty-six arts organizations in the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region were selected for bold thinking around increasing arts access and engagement. For more information on PNC Arts Alive and the grant recipients, visit

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Location:    746 Panmure Road in Haverford, behind the Wilkie Lexus dealership just off of Lancaster Avenue.

This event is appropriate for:  the whole family