Da Vinci Art Alliance - DVAA

Da Vinci Art Alliance - DVAA Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) is a non-profit community art organization and gallery space.

Da Vinci Art Alliance is a membership organization for artists and art-lovers. DVAA is governed by a Board of Directors and run by professional staff. Our membership model provides visual artists with a platform to share their work, build community and connect with thousands of annual visitors while sustaining the organization through membership dues. Artist memberships are for adult artists of an

y medium who are looking for deep connections with an organization and other passionate makers and creators. Supporting Memberships are also available for art-lovers, appreciators, administrators and collectors to support DVAA’s mission!

It's time for Artist Portfolio Speed Dating!!Bring ideas, images, art of yours to share on Thursday, May 9 from 5:30 - 7...
04/28/2024

It's time for Artist Portfolio Speed Dating!!

Bring ideas, images, art of yours to share on Thursday, May 9 from 5:30 - 7pm.

This is an opportunity to see and show off portfolios with the DVAA membership community!

A space for praise, and not critique! A chance to say what you are about with your art, to connect with other artists, and learn how to talk about your art in a concise way.

Come network, sip, and be inspired by a community of artists! This is a free event for members, and $15 for non-members. The first glass of wine is on us!

As April comes to close, so does our time with our current resident Stephanie Van Riet!Van Riet is an interdisciplinary ...
04/28/2024

As April comes to close, so does our time with our current resident Stephanie Van Riet!

Van Riet is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice strives to bring compassion and consciousness to the natural world and the fascinating creatures that are overlooked and endangered by our habits and lifestyles. Fascinated by how living beings re-sculpt the contours of our planet and develop a collective intelligence through their movements, she visually organizes her observations and research through printmaking, sculpture and installation.

Read more about Van Riet's process on DVAA's Blog!

🐌: .vanriet

✨ Saying hello to our next Corner Store Column, a monthly introduction to a current DVAA member on the DVAA Blog! Interv...
04/27/2024

✨ Saying hello to our next Corner Store Column, a monthly introduction to a current DVAA member on the DVAA Blog! Interviewed by our programming coordinator Sara Mae Henke, a current piece of work in the DVAA Shop of said artist's will be featured.

This month we're talkin’ shop and talking the DVAA Art Shop with our 2024 DVAA Fellow ! Although the work already found a home when our Silent Auction closed this passed week, you can still peruse our DVAA shop.

🔗 davinciartalliance.org/cornerstore-column-4-ash-fritzsche

🌱 Wow! The Everyday Futures Fest Block Party was a success!! Thank you to all the performers, vendors, artists, and frie...
04/26/2024

🌱 Wow! The Everyday Futures Fest Block Party was a success!! Thank you to all the performers, vendors, artists, and friends (both old and new!) who showed up. We had a blast!

There's a still a weekends worth of EFF events. Sign up while you still can 😘

🔗 eventbrite.com/o/da-vinci-art-alliance-10823982187

📚 Join us this weekend at 3:30pm at Iffy Books  this coming Sunday for a workshop with Eleanor Barba .eleanor on process...
04/26/2024

📚 Join us this weekend at 3:30pm at Iffy Books this coming Sunday for a workshop with Eleanor Barba .eleanor on processing grief and creating comics!

This entry-level workshop will demystify the art format in a way that is personal to workshop attendees. Leaving the workshop, you should feel encouraged that making comics, or sequential art, is not complicated and can be a way to journal, process emotions, and capture memories.

To keep it simple, attendees will work on a four-panel or less comic. First, we'll brainstorm a story or memory. It doesn’t have to be a memorial of a loved one, but it could be the passing of a friendship or a job. Then we’ll take time to share and workshop our story. After, we’ll create a simple storyboard and start with the final pieces.

As a collective, we don’t grieve enough. Part of resiliency is caring for ourselves and others during valleys so we can be stronger at our peaks. Writing, drawing, or combining both will help people process grief for a more resilient and softer future.

🪜 Closed for the week for Install! See you on May 2nd for “Rolling Resistance” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”.
04/25/2024

🪜 Closed for the week for Install! See you on May 2nd for “Rolling Resistance” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”.

04/24/2024

Residency... Fellowship... Juried Show... May 1st...

Want to get involved in housing and environmental justice?Join a teach-in on the People’s Environmental Justice Enforcem...
04/23/2024

Want to get involved in housing and environmental justice?

Join a teach-in on the People’s Environmental Justice Enforcement Agency and Philly Thrive’s Home Repairs Housing Justice Campaign! Learn how has Hilco been in violation of environmental justice principles, and what that means for you.

🌱 Tomorrow Wednesday, April 24 from 12:30 - 2pm at Old Pine Community Center

🌱 Everyday Futures Fest Week  #4 Round-Up (and Happy Earth Day!)It’s the last week of the festival! If you haven’t made ...
04/22/2024

🌱 Everyday Futures Fest Week #4 Round-Up (and Happy Earth Day!)

It’s the last week of the festival! If you haven’t made it to any programming, now’s your last chance!!! Here’s what we’ve got goin’ on through April 28th.

📍4.24 Right to Thrive with Philly Thrive
📍4.25 Fiber Club (SOLD OUT)
📍4.26 Appalachian String Quilting (SOLD OUT)
📍4.27 Memory Bear Workshop and EcoFair
📍4.28 Frame Making (SOLD OUT)
📍4.28 In Memoriam: A Sequence in Grief
📍4.28 Building a Mummer Suit

If a workshop you’re interested is sold out, email [email protected] to get on the waitlist.

We make it our mission at DVAA to ensure Everyday Futures Fest is free. If you’re a fan of our programming and want to become a part of this resilient collaboration, consider donating today!

One! More! Day! Left!🌻A Shared Table📮Addressing the Future⚠️Flood ZoneGet to DVAA tomorrow! Not to mention, there's a Bl...
04/21/2024

One! More! Day! Left!

🌻A Shared Table
📮Addressing the Future
⚠️Flood Zone

Get to DVAA tomorrow! Not to mention, there's a Block Party tomorrow from 12-5pm to sweeten the deal. And! Our April resident Stephanie Van Riet will be holding their open studio on the third flood. You simply won't want to miss!!!

Tomorrow's the big day! Come one come all to our sustainability Block Party from 12-5pm!!Swipe through for vendor spotli...
04/20/2024

Tomorrow's the big day! Come one come all to our sustainability Block Party from 12-5pm!!

Swipe through for vendor spotlights, a complete list of the workshops offered and the tabling vendors, and the performance schedule 🌱

See ya on Catharine Street!

...Times running out on our April Exhibitions! Today, tomorrow and the day after is all you've got. We're here 11am to 6...
04/19/2024

...Times running out on our April Exhibitions!

Today, tomorrow and the day after is all you've got. We're here 11am to 6pm!

We’re at Dirtbaby Farm  this weekend! Are you interested in growing your relationship to foodways?Join us for a full day...
04/19/2024

We’re at Dirtbaby Farm this weekend! Are you interested in growing your relationship to foodways?

Join us for a full day of events, including a farm tour, volunteer activities, a workshop with Amalia, and a film showing! It’ll be tomorrow, Saturday April 20th from 2-8pm and an incredibly nourishing program. All are welcome!

You can register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-day-at-dirtbaby-farm-tickets-858402975407?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

🍋‍ Join us on May 3rd for a night of electronic and ambient music from Pittsburgh’s Varsity Star, and Philly’s own Type ...
04/17/2024

🍋‍ Join us on May 3rd for a night of electronic and ambient music from Pittsburgh’s Varsity Star, and Philly’s own Type A Minus and Ther. Sliding scale $10-20 to support our touring act, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds! Doors at 6! Music at 7! Come hear some great music!

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DVAA is a historic row home in the Bella Vista neighborhood. We are not yet wheelchair accessible; Da Vinci is a three floor gallery with narrow staircases. (We are working towards becoming ADA accessible by 2027!) It is 5 steps up to the first floor level, and 14 steps from the first to second floor, where the gender-neutral bathroom is located. Da Vinci has masks and COVID tests available at our events. We can reserve seats for low-vision and Deaf and HoH community members as needed. DVAA exhibitions are free to visit and all of our programs are free or suggested donation. If food is being served at the event you are coming to, please reach out to us about dietary restrictions. For information, or to notify our team members of any needs prior to your visit, please contact [email protected].

Opening Reception with CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia  tonight from 4-6pm!
04/17/2024

Opening Reception with CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia tonight from 4-6pm!

🌱 It's been a busy month here at DVAA and beyond! Thanks to all who have taken part in our festival Everyday Futures Fes...
04/16/2024

🌱 It's been a busy month here at DVAA and beyond! Thanks to all who have taken part in our festival Everyday Futures Fest thus far. You still have two weeks to participate and you simply cannot forget our big ole Block Party THIS Sunday on Catharine St. from 12-5pm!!!

🌱 Everyday Futures Fest Week  #3 Round-Up We’ve made it halfway through April! We’re halfway through the festival!! Sign...
04/16/2024

🌱 Everyday Futures Fest Week #3 Round-Up

We’ve made it halfway through April! We’re halfway through the festival!! Sign up for workshops while you still can. Here’s what we’ve got goin’ on through April 21st.

📍4.17 Hold So Deep:CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia Opening Reception
📍4.17 Letters for Later with Severe Paper
📍4.18 Futures without Guns Opening with University City Science Center
📍4.20 A Day at Dirtbaby Farm Dirtbaby Farm
📍4.20 PrintPHILLY! 2024
📍4.20 Sustainable Photography Workshop: Chemigrams and Cyanotypes (SOLD OUT!)
📍4.21 THE BLOCK PARTY!!!!!!

Only two weeks left, check out the link in our bio for more of our 2024 EFF programming. If a workshop you’re interested is sold out, email [email protected] to get on the waitlist.

We make it our mission at DVAA to ensure Everyday Futures Fest is free. If you’re a fan of our programming and want to become a part of this resilient collaboration, consider donating today!

Next up on our blog! We're featuring our new backyard installation "Aqua Terrace" by Nancy Agati. Learn how Agati reimag...
04/15/2024

Next up on our blog! We're featuring our new backyard installation "Aqua Terrace" by Nancy Agati.

Learn how Agati reimagined our lovely backyard which was formerly, to put it delicately, a trash pile.

🔗 davinciartalliance.org/blog-post-12-nancy-agati

🌱 Our big Block Party is a week away on Sunday, April 21 from 12-5pm, and we’re happy announce we’ll be holding a raffle...
04/13/2024

🌱 Our big Block Party is a week away on Sunday, April 21 from 12-5pm, and we’re happy announce we’ll be holding a raffle throughout the day featuring an assortment of local business who were kind enough to donate some absolutely outstanding prizes!!

🎟️ Swipe through to see what you could win, and mark your calendars for next Sunday to make sure you grab a ticket

Prizes!

🧺 Bookworm Basket featuring Lot 49 Books, Wooden Shoe Books and Records , and Head House Books

🍷 Foodie Basket featuring Fiorella, Triangle Tavern, Tattooed Mom and City Winery City Winery

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Parent Basket featuring Philly Art Center, The Nesting House, Post Haste, and Drexel Academy of Natural Sciences

04/13/2024

The workshop "New Blueprints: Cyanotype & Collage w/ Yannick Lowery & Qiaira Riley" will now be held at DVAA rather than Palumbo Park because of the windy weather.

🌸 Yannick Lowery will be stopping every day we're open to refresh the flowers in his piece "210 W Washington Square". Yo...
04/13/2024

🌸 Yannick Lowery will be stopping every day we're open to refresh the flowers in his piece "210 W Washington Square". You'll have until April 21st. We're open Thursday - Sunday from 11-6pm. Stop by to smell the flowers!

Want to take home a beautifully handcrafted sustainable art AND support your favorite local community space and art gall...
04/12/2024

Want to take home a beautifully handcrafted sustainable art AND support your favorite local community space and art gallery in South Philly? Consider participating in our DVAA's "Flood Zone", a sustainable art silent auction.

Place your bid now at davinciartalliance.org/flood-zone-eff!

Come find a spot at DVAA's Shared Table!This Dye Club exhibition in Gallery 1 invites the viewer to learn about dye proc...
04/12/2024

Come find a spot at DVAA's Shared Table!

This Dye Club exhibition in Gallery 1 invites the viewer to learn about dye processes, find shared community through process and practice, and take a closer look at our individual and collective consumption of the fiber industry. Come on in and find your seat!

Join us for our next Family Day on Sunday, April 14th from 12-2pm!Mapping Our Streets, will be a drop-in collage worksho...
04/11/2024

Join us for our next Family Day on Sunday, April 14th from 12-2pm!

Mapping Our Streets, will be a drop-in collage workshop using sourced Philly street maps as a base to build upon how we experience our neighborhoods in the present, and what we hope to see in the future. This Family Day activity is drawing inspiration from our NextFab x DVAA Artist in Residence, Yannick Lowery's exhibition and public art projects "Addressing the Future", where he asks...How do you envision sustainable and equitable spaces in the future of this city? Is time shaping us? Or are we shaping the time? How will we raise the bar for community?

Register now!

🔗 eventbrite.com/e/mapping-our-streets-family-day-at-dvaa-tickets-869187722877?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl

Join us next week 4/17 for our Opening Reception at CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia!!!
04/11/2024

Join us next week 4/17 for our Opening Reception at CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia!!!

📬 Drop into our second floor post office and "Address the Future"! Yannick Lowery’s reimagined post office enunciates th...
04/11/2024

📬 Drop into our second floor post office and "Address the Future"!

Yannick Lowery’s reimagined post office enunciates the contemporary idea of the post office as a transitional space between Now and Then. Lowery has previously described the world building approach of his paper collages as literal blueprints foretelling larger works.

Come on by, write down, and send off a postcard with how you envision sustainable and equitable spaces in the future of this city!

Also, although Lowery's 4/13 workshop New Blueprints workshop is sold out, there's still space in his 4/17 Letters for Later. Consider registering now at everydayfuturesfest.org/2024!

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704 Catharine Street
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Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

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