July 18th, 2019
The lazy, hazy days of summer can make it quite tempting to throw on your shades, grab a fruity drink and let your mind wander as you soak up some sun. But there’s so much to do and see right here in Manayunk, especially right near your Isle apartment, this summer that you can keep your mind fresh and energized (and still make time for some R&R!).
abounds in Manayunk—from its annual, nationally recognized arts festival this
spring to the many galleries and boutiques around the neighborhood that offer
one-of-a-kind works of art. Established and up-and-coming artists are also both
showcased at the Manayunk Roxborough Art Center. Located just six blocks from
your The Isle apartment, the community-focused arts and cultural center offers
a robust lineup of programming—artist workshops, lectures and a revolving
series of exhibitions.
On that last front,
MRAC is about to open one of its biggest annual events, the 11th annual Juried
Show. Artists from around the region have been invited to submit their pieces
to the exhibition, with a panel of art experts considering each for first-,
second- and third-place prizes. Winners or not, many of the submissions will be
featured in the show, which will showcase a wide range of art mediums—oil,
acrylic, photography, 3D, mosaics, mixed media and more.
anticipated exhibit will open with a reception from noon-3 p.m. July 21,
featuring food, drinks and the chance to mix and mingle with the artists themselves
and other art lovers in the area. During the event, the winners will be
announced and celebrated. Even if you can’t make it to the reception, you can
still find time to take in the show, which continues through the end of the
And even better—it’s
all free! As an accessible community organization, MRAC doesn’t charge
admission, though it does suggest a $5 donation if possible.
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