Celebrating 10 Years of Joy

Help Us Create 10 More…


ARTZ Philadelphia is celebrating its 10th year!

We want to thank all those who have brought us here. Whether you’ve participated in a program, made a donation, mentored a student, volunteered, or been a part of ARTZ in any way: 10 years of ARTZ Philly would not have been possible without you! We want to send a special thank you to those of you who have already supported the next 10 years of ARTZ by purchasing tickets to our musical fundraiser Music in the Key of Celebration or purchasing items from our first-ever auction. The story of ARTZ Philadelphia’s first ten years is the coming together of the stories of all of our participants — Jack and Peggy, Fran and Diane, Dick and Sarah, Don and Jackie, Carl and Susan, Doris and Toya, and so many others, but the story only continues with your help.

As we begin our tenth year amidst an ongoing pandemic, it is more important than ever to fulfill our mission of providing opportunities for connection and joy to people living with dementia and their care partners through interactions around arts and culture. With your help we can see 10 more years of building community for people living with dementia and their care partners, 10 more years of connection, and 10 more years of joy.

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From our first ARTZ @ Jefferson program in 2016 to our first ARTZ in the Neighborhood program in 2018, ARTZ has constantly been growing, adapting, and changing to create a world that is more welcoming and understanding to people living with dementia and their care partners. In our first year, ARTZ Philly reached 100 people. By 2021, we were reaching over 8,000 people a year, both in person and online. ARTZ can only keep growing, connecting more and more people living with dementia and their care partners, to community, joy, and dignity, with your help. Give today to help us create another 10 years.

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But don’t just take our word for it. Over the years, our participants have shared just how much ARTZ has meant to them. Read on to see the importance ARTZ holds in the lives of our participants, from our very early days until the present.

Engaging with the cultural arts with an ‘ARTZ’ model should be an Integral part of aging. ARTZ is Important to support and dedicate time to. ARTZ is Inspiring – to be a part of a group, to hear how people with dementia/ Alzheimer’s respond to the experience of being included in lively dialog, experience and art making is inspiring in so many ways! ARTZ is Innovative – It is a new way forward that should be embraced. ARTZ is Inclusive – it helps people with memory loss AND their care partners/family members integrate back into society and engenders respect and communication. I support ARTZ!

Trish Maunder, Resident Artist, Care Partner, Donor, 2014

Congratulations on the 10-year anniversary. ARTZ has grown beautifully during the years, adding so much to the lives of participants and caregivers. Be proud and celebrate.

Peggy Williams, Care Partner, Donor, 2022


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