NORRISTOWN, PA – Expressive Path will present its “Virtual Art in the Park” on Saturday, September 19, from 2PM to 6PM.
The virtual event will be streamed live from the Centre Theater in Norristown and can be viewed on Expressive Path’s Facebook and Instagram Live.
The festival 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 recent Norristown graduate and EP student Creole Storm (Rap).
“Art in the Park” will offer 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, there will also be 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. This is what we do daily with our students—inspire, connect, motivate, and educate. We are excited to receive support through PNC Arts Alive Connect for the first time! Together we can make a difference for the teens in our community,” said Pamela Martin, Executive Director and Founder of Expressive Path.
Many sponsors, including grant funding provided by the PNC Foundation through PNC Arts Alive Connect have helped to continue this annual event during such as challenging time.
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.” Meterchick went on to say, “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 www.expressivepath.org and clicking the “Donate” button on their homepage.
Learn more about Expressive Path and their programs at www.expressivepath.org, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages.
Now in its twelfth program 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 www.PNCARTSALIVE.com.