Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 was all about Art for Life Philly at The Painted Bride.

Live music, great food, amazing conversations with new acquaintances and all for a great cause. To add to the previous post Let’s Talk About It Tuesday – Art For Life Philly this was all about the youth and artist while acknowledging those who have done and continue to do great things in Philadelphia.

The night started off honoring artist James Brantley; Jane Golden of Mural Arts; and Judy Brodsky an Artist, Printmaker, Professor, and Arts Advocate.  Meeting music legend Kenneth “Kenny” Gamble and Real Estate Mogul Lenny Bazemore was the highlight of my night!

The atmosphere was positive, the weather was perfect, and smiles all around. It was great to see Angela, Vanessa and Jojo Simmons who were there to support the cause and their uncle Danny Simmons. They shared the importance of art and how it influences their businesses from fashion and design.


The Painted Bride at 230 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19106


Danny Simmons and artist James Brantley (left to right)


Jocelyn Goode, artist


Jojo, Vanessa, Angela Simmons (left to right)


Vanessa and JoJo Simmons


Niesha Kennedy, of Kenney Robinson PR (center)

Dyana Williams, radio personality


Princess Idia Gamble and Kenny Gamble

Nakia Dillard (second to left) Lenny Bazemore (far right)

The Photo Squad

We can’t wait to see what next year brings! Be sure to follow Rush Arts Philly on Instagram to stay connected.

The cover photo is of Justin Wadlington who donated a piece to Rush Arts Philly.

Finally, I would like to send my sincere condolences to Angela Simmons and the Tennyson family with the tragic loss of Sutten Tennyson. We will keep them all held up in our prayers.


Photos via: URBN SOCIAL




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  • This looks like such a fun and vibrant event – even better that it’s for a great cause! Thanks for sharing!

  • This is so beautiful! I am pleasently suprised that Philadelphia has such a nice art presence. Now I need to add it to my bucket list places.

  • Oh my goodness, I wished I lived somewhere like this where I could attend functions like this. It looked like a lot of fun and sounds very enlightening. Thanks for sharing.


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