Expressive Path will present its “Virtual Art in the Park” on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. The event will be streamed live from the historic Centre Theater in Norristown and can be viewed on Expressive Path’s Facebook and Instagram Live.
The afternoon will feature live music from Former Strangers-Rock, Lets Link L8R Band-Rap, AM Radio Trio-60’s music, Louis Pettinelli Trio-Jazz & Big Band, Division of Power-Blues as well as student Creole Storm-Rap.
With “Art in the Park,” there will be something for everyone! Watch a fashion show by Twelve23 Boutique, learn to dance the Dominican Bachata with Sasha, experience the Mastani by Mamata, and enjoy excerpts from Tarzan by Theater Non-Conforming.
“Art in the Park” is always interactive! Throughout the day, Expressive Path will present auctions, prizes, live art, and trivia.
“Expressive Path is proud to bring a family cultural event to the public during a time where we all need a lift. Arts and music inspire us when we need it the most,” said Pamela Martin, executive director and founder of Expressive Path. “This is what we do daily with our students—inspire, connect, motivate, and educate. Together we can make a difference for the teens in our community.”
Joe Meterchick, PNC regional president for Philadelphia, Delaware and Southern New Jersey expressed, “At a time when it has never been more needed, the PNC team is excited to once again support arts and cultural organizations in the Delaware Valley. We’ve long recognized just how vital the arts and cultural sector is to our community.
“The arts play a critical role not only in our daily lives, but in supporting our local economy. The arts and culture have the power to bring people together, whether gathering in person or for a virtual event, and help us process and express our shared experiences.”
All funds raised from Art in the Park benefit Expressive Path. Expressive Path is a 90% mobile non-profit organization that provides free creative art and music workshops for teens that would not have otherwise had the chance.
They give their students the opportunity to showcase their talents through exhibition, performance, and community service.
You can become a sponsor by going to ExpressivePath.org and clicking the “Donate” button on their homepage.
“We are thankful to our many sponsors, including The Lincoln Center for Family and Youth and the PNC Foundation,” said Pamela Martin. “In particular, we are excited to receive support through PNC Arts Alive Connect for the first time! This grant funding has enabled us to continue our event during such a challenging time.”
Learn more about Expressive Path and their programs at ExpressivePath.org, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages.
Now in its 12thprogram year, PNC Arts Alive challenges visual and performing arts organizations to put forth their best, most original thinking in expanding audience participation and engagement.
In 2020, more than 40 arts organizations from across the Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware region were selected to receive PNC Arts Alive program support–including several first-time grantees—through a newly-expanded initiative to support smaller, community-based arts and cultural organizations.
For more information on PNC Arts Alive and the grant recipients visit PNCARTSALIVE.com.