Arts & Culture

clothing store
February 9, 2016

GUCDC’s Storefront Activation Program: Pairing Local Artists and Makers with Germantown Businesses

We’re currently accepting proposals for Germantown United CDC’s Storefront Activation Program – a low-cost, high impact initiative that pairs local artists and makers with neighborhood businesses and property owners to upgrade storefront window displays, and interior spaces visible from the street. If you’re a business and want your storefront redone, or if you’re a maker and have an idea for a project, learn more here…

GermantownUnited-PunkAve-homepage-draft for public
December 17, 2015

First Look at New Neighborhood Website for Germantown

Germantown United CDC is excited to share the design drafts for the long-awaited online business directory and neighborhood website for Germantown, launching in early 2016. GUCDC received a grant from the Philadelphia Commerce Department to develop the website, which will promote the revitalization of Germantown’s business corridors and inform residents and visitors about amenities and attractions in the neighborhood.

The tiles at bisque stage
December 16, 2015
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Three questions with Karen Singer, Germantown business owner and tile maker

We asked longtime Germantown business owner and artist Karen Singer three questions about her business and series of collectible tiles picturing iconic Germantown buildings. Germantown United CDC recently commissioned Singer to create a custom tile as a thank you gift for donors to We Are Germantown, the organization’s annual fundraising campaign.

October 22, 2015

Seven Grassroots Community Improvement Projects Awarded “Fund for Germantown” Micro-grants by Germantown United CDC

Germantown United CDC is proud to announce the next round of grantees for the Fund for Germantown, the organization’s micro-grant program supporting community-driven beautification projects in Northwest Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. Since the program launched, 17 micro-grants have been awarded, with funds supporting a wide range of projects from greening to murals, neighborhood bulletin boards, cleanups and other community-building activities.

Re-imagine Germ Ren Large
May 15, 2015
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Re-imagining Maplewood Mall Festival, a “Germantown Renaissance” is Saturday, May 30th

The 3rd annual spring Re-imagining Maplewood Mall Festival will take place on Maplewood Mall (between Germantown Avenue and Greene Streets) on Saturday, May 30th (rain date June 6th), from 12pm to 5:00pm. This free event will offer live music, food from restaurants in and around the Mall (Flower Café, K&J Caribbean, and Little Jimmies), locally made arts and crafts vendors, and entertainment for children.

October 29, 2014
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We are Germantown: We are Creative

Creativity is part of Germantown United’s mission. Over 1000 artists live and/or work in Germantown. Their cultural contribution to the community is widely known, but …

May 27, 2014
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Stone Soup

STONE SOUP; a cross cultural folk tale about collaboration In the story, villagers learn that when everyone contributes just a little of what they have, …

September 24, 2013
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Germantown’s Park(ing) Day features mini-parks, poetry, drums and supermarket talk

BY ALAINA MABASO FOR NEWSWORKS Sept 23 Nothing daunts the poets in Germantown where, for a second consecutive year, one parking spot wasn’t nearly enough space …

Parking Day in Germantown 2012 #14
September 18, 2013
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PARKing Day 2013

Germantown Park(ing) Day to bring the arts and forward-thinking students to Chelten Ave. on Friday September 18, 2013 By Alaina Mabaso for NewsWorks, @AlainaMabaso As SEPTA …