All event proceeds will support TAL’s arts & community programs.

How do we as artists and makers address polarizing topics in our studio practice and classroom spaces? What does a socially engaged art practice or curriculum look like in the present day? Is cultural competency enough to ensure classrooms are sensitive to our students?

Join us in collective consideration of these and related questions during the second installment of The Arts League’s annual Artist Convening. Featuring speakers from Da Vinci Art Alliance, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, Asian Arts Initiative, Commonweal Gallery, alongside local artists and curators Zach Hill, Angel Shanel Edwards and more. This three-day convening is an opportunity to connect meaningfully with other artists and arts educators interested in finding actionable means of workshopping their practice to be relevant in the here and now. Attendees will receive a thoughtfully curated resource toolkit, an opportunity to workshop ideas and syllabi with real-time feedback from local experts and peers, and special tours of new exhibitions at The Arts League, Zach’s Crab Shack, and Da Vinci Art Alliance.

Saturday, August 17th, 2024, 10 AM – 5 PM
At The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design

Special Tours & Making
Sunday, August 18th, 2024, 1 PM – 4 PM
At The Arts League

Thank you to our generous sponsors (Plaza Art, Undergraduate Program in Fine Arts and Design at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, & Mural Arts Philadelphia) for making this event possible! Learn more about partnership opportunities by email our Development & Partnerships Coordinator, Katherine, at

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Photo of Artist Convening 2023, taken by board member Debora Charmelus.