Painted Bride Art Center brings together artists, audiences and communities to push the boundaries of how we create and experience art. We cultivate an environment for critical dialog and playful exchange to transform lives and communities. Building on our 50-year legacy, the Bride continues to work with artists and communities with a focus on programs that present the provocative and often marginalized and overlooked voices of our time.
The Bride has always occupied a unique artistic space in Philadelphia’s arts and culture ecology. Much more than a venue that simply “books” artists, the Bride has always worked with artists, guiding and supporting them as they workshop and test their ideas; network and collaborate with other creatives; find partners; outreach to communities; market their work around the country and fundraise.