Clay Studio celebrates grand opening in Kensington

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The Clay Studio recently held a ribbon cutting at its new home in South Kensington. The 4 story, 34,000-square-foot building at 1425 N. American Street broke ground in December 2019 and features expanded studio space for resident artists, additional classrooms for adult arts education and youth after-school programs, as well as a rooftop event space with a view of Philadelphia.

In June, The Clay Studio will begin hosting summer camps for children ages 6-17 and a drop-in program for adults. It also will host a free after-school program for neighborhood elementary school children next fall, with the intention of expanding it to middle and high school students.

The Clay Studio, established in 1974, serves about 35,000 people annually through its arts, education and community programs.


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