THE CITY NEEDS ART + CREATIVITY... MORE THAN EVER
THE ART BAR CAFE... is now The Germantown ArtHaus!
... complete with a coffee & smoothie bar, artist studios, a print shop, and a studio apartment/loft, is in direct alignment with our commitment to merge community, and the arts. The ArtHaus, a nod to the German design school & subsequent style and Germantown's German roots, will provide local artists a place "that gets them" to consign their artwork; share it with a new market, and make a living from their creativity.
The new name is perfect... it is a house-shaped building, it will covered with art (inside and out)... it IS an art HOUSE (or Haus!)!!
We are excited to raise funds on behalf of The Germantown ArtHaus, a brainchild of Custom Arts Studio, one of Philadelphia's premiere fine art & design companies, at 6228 Germantown Avenue in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Ever since funding for the arts decreased, it has been imperative that we make a way to bring the arts to underserved communities, and make high-quality art accessible to the masses. The stakes have never been higher!
All donations provided are TAX DEDUCTIBLE up the amount allowable by law.
The raised funds will be used to restore and renovate the 3-story 1900's Victorian building on bustling Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia. The building was formerly owned by the Swain family as a Print Shop and Accounting office. The building needs work "from soup to nuts", as they say. The funding to secure the purchase is confimed. Your support will make the restoration of this beautiful gem possible.
THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING
Over time, we will offer an Artist in Residency program complete with free studio space for a year, and an internship program for local high school students interested in entrepreneurship. Our mission is to create a hub of creativity in the community all the while serving a yummy cup of Joe and excellent service!