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Arts Montco Week Participating Venues and Events

Thank you for participating in Arts Montco Week 2022, we can't wait to see you again next year!

The third annual Arts Montco Week returns this September. Celebrate all the arts has to offer in Montgomery County by supporting local theaters, galleries, museums, gardens and more.

Art & Exhibitions

Art on the Hill
30+ Artists within about 30 miles, 3 Free "Pieces of Nature" photo note cards with any purchase
September 16 - 17 & September 22 - 24 | Free Admission

The Artist's Loft
Explore a collective space full of art made by over 30 local artists.
Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Free Admission | Cost of artwork varies

Beth Sholom Synagogue
Elkins Park
Take an in-person or virtual tour of the historic building designed by Frank LLoyd Wright.
In-person tours: September 18-23, 25-26. Reservations are required, fee for admission. Virtual tour: September 21, 7:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Bryn Athyn Cathedral Guided History Tours
Bryn Athyn
Bryn Athyn Cathedral is the central house of worship for the Bryn Athyn Church and a gathering place for members of the New Church throughout the world. The tour tells of the ever-evolving representation of a faith that is highlighted in the religious symbolism of the building.
Tuesday & Sunday 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. | Advanced registration is required. Admission: $5 per person.

Cairnwood Estate Tours
Bryn Athyn
Guided History Tours of Cairnwood Estate reveal the personal history of this grand Beaux Arts country house.
 Gertrude's Gardens and Home Tour explore the architecture and intention of the historic landscape plans while wandering the gardens and first floor.
September 20 - 22 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. | Advanced registration is required. Adult (ages 18-64): $15; Student (ages 6-17) and Seniors (ages 65+) $12; Children 5 and under: Free. Use code TOUR5OFF for $5 off admission.

The Centre Theater
Exhibition: The Charles L. Blockson Exhibition
Born in Norristown in 1933, Charles L. Blockson is world renowned for his expertise in Black genealogy and the Underground Railroad. The Charles L. Blockson Exhibition focuses on his life’s work in documenting the global Black experience through history.
Thursday - Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Admission: $10 Adults (Ages 13+), $5 Children

Exhibit B Gallery
Gallery of art and fine craft in a lovingly restored former 1901 cigar factory.
Extended hours | Free Admission

Glencairn Museum Virtual Tours
Bryn Athyn
Introduction to Glencairn & Glencairn as a Home, offers attendees a virtual tour of the Museum while the building is closed to the public for major infrastructure upgrades.
Introduction to Glencairn: 2 p.m. September 7 & 10 a.m. September 21. Glencairn as a Home: 7 p.m. September 15 & 2 p.m. September 29 | Advanced registration is required. Admission: $5 per device.

Lynette Shelley Fine Art
The studio exhibit features Lynette Shelley's contemporary animal paintings. As well as the works of local artists, Anna Boothe (glass sculptures) and Albena Pashova (abstract acrylic paintings).
September 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. & September 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Free Admission | Cost of artwork varies

Mirthful Angel Pottery & Sculpture Studio
Studio tour, exhibition and sale of one-of-a-kind stoneware pottery and sculptures by award-winning artisan, Marlene Serafine Gaudio
September 16-25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free Admission | Cost of artwork varies

Montgomery County Studio Tour
Open arts studios and live demonstrations
September 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. & September 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Free Admission

Moody Jones Gallery
Open House Art Show and discussion on Art Collecting and It's Importance.
September 16, 6-8 p.m.; September 17, 2-4 p.m. | Free Admission

Regina Marie Designs Fine Art & Crafts Gallery
A curated collection of handcrafted jewelry, pottery, glass, textiles, fiber art, photography, painting, wood, sculpture, and fine art. All handcrafted by local artisans, many who are master artisans and members of the PA Guild of Craftsmen.
Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free Admission | Cost of artwork varies

Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center
Special exhibits featuring textile arts of quilts and clothing. Learn about the "Scrappy Quilts" made in the Upper Perkiomen Valley in the early 1900s and the black-colored clothing in the 18 and 1900s in the "Back to Black" display.
Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m. | Free Admission

The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College
Exhibition: "Christo & Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection" and Exhibition: "Andrea Modica: Theatrum Equorum"
Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free Admission

431 Gallery at Upper Merion Community Center
King of Prussia
Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists Exhibition: "The Poetry of Art" exhibit with food, music, and 50+ beautiful artworks
September 18, 2 - 4 p.m. | Free Admission

The Stoogeum
Containing close to 100,000 pieces of Stoogeabilia (3 Stooges memorabilia), the Stoogeum offers fans a chance to view a vast array of artifacts which celebrate the legacy of this legendary comedy team.
Visits are self-guided and by appointment only. | Admission: Adults $10, Seniors (65+) $8, Students (13+ with ID) $8, Military $8, Children 12 and under Free

Visitor Center at Valley Forge National Historic Park
King of Prussia
Exclusive mural exhibit featuring the history of the park.
Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Free Admission

Well Crafted Beer Co.
Stop by for a pint and view the artwork on display in Well Crafted's tap room, featuring many local artists. The artists are showcased on a rotating basis and each piece is available for purchase. Live music every Friday and Saturday.
Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.

Classes & Workshops

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Plymouth Meeting
Adult Night with our Master Model Builder. Step into LEGOLAND for a night of fun featuring creative workshop build sessions, an interactive Mosaic Build station, guided tours of Miniland Philadelphia, panel discussion and Q&A with our Master Model Builder, Build & Race Challenger and so much more.
September 16, 6 - 9 p.m.

John James Audubon Center
Birding by Canoe. Enjoy an evening paddle on the gentle waters of the Lower Perkiomen and discover the many birds that depend on its riparian habitat. You'll learn about the valuable resources the Creek provides to a variety of wildlife, and why protecting the Delaware River Watershed and its tributaries is good for people too.
September 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Admission: $30 | Registration is required. Email to register

North Wales Area Library
North Wales
Book discussion of A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende.
September, 20, 7 p.m. | Free Admission

Regina Marie Designs Fine Art & Crafts Gallery
Intro to Gouche - Clementines Instructor: Kate Hickman. Explore a new medium, no prior painting experience required! Get started with acrylic gouache and learn how to paint a vibrant clementine grove. Kate will guide you through basic layering techniques and shading with bright pigments. In this class, you will create a 8x10 painting, ready to frame.
September 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Admission: $62
Watercolor Workshop - Cape Hatteras Instructor: Ann Brennan. Create a beautiful 5x7 watercolor painting. Each painting will be ready to frame or can be made into a greeting card. Cards can be created in 2 hours. No previous painting experience required.
September 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Admission: $34

Settlement Music School's Willow Grove Branch
Willow Grove
Tours and Trial Lessons for children's classes. Stop by the Willow Grove Branch with your children for a free tour of our facility and a trial lesson in early childhood classes and choir ensemble rehearsals.
Appointments are required. Questions? Contact Kathleen Krull at 215-320-2632

North Wales
A fun, interactive paint lesson for kids and adults

Concert Performances

Ardmore Music Hall
Old 97's with Vandoliers, September 16, 8 p.m. | Admission: $32
Steal Your Peach, September 17, 8 p.m. | Admission: $15
Richie Kotzen with Vahe Sarkissian Group, September 18, 8 p.m. | Admission: $25
Hayle Heyndrickx & The Westerlies, September 20, 7:30 p.m. | Admission $18
Sierra Hull with Lindsay Lou, September 21, 8 p.m. | Admission: $20
Saved By The 90s, September 23, 8 p.m. | Admission: $20
Pink Talking Fish with Baked Shrimp, September 24, 8 p.m. | Admission: $22

Community Music School of Collegeville
September 24
Musical Story Hour (pre-school through second grade), 10 a.m. | Free Admission
Rene Crystal, photography, Artist Reception in The CMS Gallery, 6:30 p.m. | Free Admission

Eddie V's Prime Seafood
King of Prussia
Live Jazz music while you dine.
September 17-26, 7 p.m. | Reservations are recommended.

Keswick Theatre
Heaven 17
September 24, 8 p.m.
 | Admission: $20 with Arts Week discount

Heart and Soul Café
Catherine's Music Studio presents live music.
September 16, 3-6 p.m., September 17, noon to 2 p.m., September 24, noon to 2 p.m. | Free Admission

Philadelphia Folk Society
Emerald Rae 
September 22 - 24, 8 p.m. | Admission: $5 - $18

SoulJoel's at SunnyBrook
Comedy shows
Nick Griffin, September 16, 7 p.m. | Admission: $20
Paul Virzi, September 17, 6 p.m. | Admission: $30


23rd Annual Ursinus College Fringe Festival
Settle into an evening at the Berman Museum of Art and enjoy various events and exhibitions in the museum galleries.
Annual Student One-Act Play Festival: 6 p.m. at the Berman Outdoor Amphitheater (Rain Location: Berman Pfeiffer Wing)
Fringe Festival Reception: 7 p.m. at the Berman Pfeiffer Wing
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema screening: 8 & 9:15 p.m. at the Berman Pfeiffer Wing Classroom #016
Exhibits at the Berman: Christo & Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection, Andrea Modica's Theatrum Equorum and Bahar Behbahania's Immigrant Flora: Rising Under
September 16, 6 - 10 p.m. | Free Admission

Art in the Park Arts & Music Festival at Elmwood Park Zoo
Experience the local arts scene like never before at Elmwood Park Zoo. Art in the Park will feature local vendors, boutiques, theater performances, rock and roll bands, art activities and so much more! The zoo will be free for 19401 residents. The bandshell admission is free.
September 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. & Elmwood Park Bandshell 1 - 5 p.m.

Fun Fest at The Artist's Loft
Meet 35 local artists and watch them at work as they give art demonstrations.
September 17 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Free Admission | Cost of artwork varies

Souderton Art Jam
Artists and artisans join us from all over the east coast to showcase their work. The festival features arts, food, fun, live music, wine, craft beer, and so much more! Well behaved dogs are welcome.
September 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Free Admission

Tall Trees Music and Arts Festival
All day entertainment featuring 11 acts across 2 outdoor stages and so much more. Proceeds will benefit The Mitzvah Circle Foundation.
September 17, 1 - 9 p.m. | Free Admission

Sponsored by Elysium Creative Group

Engage Art Studio Artisan Festival
Enjoy over 40 vendors selling quality crafts and foods, live musicians and more. All kids activities will feature our mascot Rembrandt the Rooster. Stop by for a meet and greet with the friendliest rooster in Schwenksville.
September 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Free Kids Events 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Free Admission with free kids goodies

Montgomery County Community College and Whitpain Township's Big Rig Roundup & Community Festival
Blue Bell
September 23: Big Rig Roundup: 5:30-8 p.m.
September 24: MCCC & Whitpain Township Community Festival: 2-8 p.m.
Free Admission | Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for the festival performances.

Theater Performances

Playcrafters, Inc.
Performances of David Lindsay-Abaire's "Ripcord"
September 16, 8 p.m. | Admission: $5 - $15

Theatre Horizon
Norristown | Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy Lawn
Performances of "TOWN", a new play that celebrates and interrogates small town American life and all its magic. Rooted in stories from over 100 Norristown residents, transcend reality and experience Norristown like you never have before. Bring your own blanket and/or chair. Food and vendors will be available.
September 15 - 18, 7 p.m. | Free Admission

People's Light Steinbright Stage
Performances of "Mushroom", a new locally inspired play that takes place in Kennett Square, intersecting lives of immigrant families collide when a workplace injury, an unexpected romance, and the looming presence of immigration authorities have far-reaching ramifications for the entire community. Performed in both Spanish and English. English supertitles are displayed for Spanish portions. Recommended for ages 16+ due to context.
September 16, 17, 21-24, 7:30 p.m. & September 25, 2 p.m. | Admission: $47

Montgomery Theater
Performances of Theresa Rebeck's "The Understudy". Roxanne struggles to keep the understudy rehearsal for a Broadway show on track when her ex-fiance turns out to be the understudy! Will he ever go on?  Recommended for ages 17+ due to context.
September 15, 3 & 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 17, 7 p.m.; Sept. 18, 3 p.m.; Sept. 22, 3 p.m.; Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 24, 7 p.m. & Sept. 25, 3 p.m. | Admission: $29-34