Annual Exhibition of Art by People Living with Dementia

On November 6, 2015 an exhibition showcasing art made by people living with dementia will open at Impact Hub Philadelphia. “The Place Where I Laugh”: An Exhibition of Creative Work by People Living with Dementia & Their Care Partners will run from November 6 – November 20 in the first floor gallery space at Impact Hub in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. An opening reception will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on First Friday in November. Philadelphia artist Sara Steele will receive the inaugural ARTZ Philadelphia Community Catalyst Award during the evening. The event is free and open to the public.

​​Works exhibited in “The Place Where I Laugh” have all been created by people living with dementia or their care partners in programs offered throughout the region by ARTZ Philadelphia and other organizations that promote quality of life and aging meaningfully through the arts. Participating organizations include ARTZ Philadelphia community and arts partners who host programs at St. Joseph’s Manor of Holy Redeemer, Parkhouse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the Main Line Art Center, Woodmere Art Museum, Pine Run, and Wesley Enhanced Living; and the Muller Institute for Senior Health at Abington Jefferson Health and the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

ARTZ Philadelphia, a small non-profit organization serving individuals and communities throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, was founded in 2013.

Creating programs and opportunities for creative engagement by partnering with cultural and community-based organizations such as museums, art centers, movie theaters and universities (to name just a few), ARTZ Philadelphia reaches out to people living in their own homes and to 2 those living in residential care communities. The organization’s mission encompasses caregivers and care partners as well, recognizing that “living with” the diagnosis of dementia is an experience that affects family, friends, and community as well as those who have received the diagnosis.

For questions about the exhibition or our programs and initiatives, to register for any of our programs, or to find out about volunteer opportunities, please contact Susan Shifrin, Executive Director of ARTZ Philadelphia, at 610 721-1606 or or visit the ARTZ Philadelphia Web site at

Learn more about the exhibition and opening reception at