As the weather warms up, many seniors in Montgomery County are looking for fun, engaging activities to fill their days. For those who love the arts, Montgomery County and its neighboring counties vibrant art scene offers an abundance of opportunities to explore.
From galleries and museums to outdoor art festivals and performances, there's something for every taste and interest. To help seniors navigate the nearby art scenes, Montco SAAC has compiled a short guide to some of the best art galleries and events nearby, with a focus on events that seniors might enjoy.
The guide includes recommendations for indoor and outdoor art exhibits, performances, and festivals. Some of the highlights include the Abington Art Center, which features rotating exhibitions of contemporary art, as well as the Woodmere Art Museum, which showcases the work of local and national artists. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the Schuylkill River Trail Art Walk, which features a series of sculptures and installations along the river.
The guide also highlights several upcoming events that seniors won't want to miss. These include the Annual Manayunk Arts Festival, which will take place on June 25th and 26th and features over 300 artists, as well as the Lansdale Festival of the Arts, which will take place on August 28th and includes live music, food, and more.
Montco SAAC's Guide to the Best Galleries and Events for Seniors
Abington Art Center
Features rotating exhibitions of contemporary art, sculpture garden, and art classes for all ages.
Woodmere Art Museum
Showcases the work of local and national artists, with a focus on the art and artists of Philadelphia.
The Barnes Foundation
Boasts an impressive collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early Modern paintings, as well as works by contemporary artists.
Montgomery County Community College Fine Arts Center Gallery
Rotating exhibitions of local and national artists in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, and photography.
Peter Wentz Farmstead Artisan Market
Features over 40 vendors selling handmade crafts and artwork, as well as live music and food trucks.
Schuylkill River Trail Art Walk
Various locations along the Schuylkill River
Features a series of sculptures and installations along the river, including works by local and national artists.
Annual Manayunk Arts Festival
Features over 300 artists, food trucks, live music, and activities for all ages.
Lansdale Festival of the Arts
Includes a juried art show, live music, food, and activities for all ages.
Norristown Arts Hill Festival
Features artists, performers, food vendors, and activities for all ages.
Hatboro Summer Nights
Includes live music, food vendors, and a pop-up art gallery featuring works by local artists.
Ambler Arts & Music Festival
Features artists, musicians, and performers, as well as food and activities for all ages.
"We're thrilled to share this guide with our seniors," says Tiffany Bellamy, Director of Marketing at Montco SAAC. "The arts have the power to bring people together, inspire creativity, and promote mental and emotional well-being. We hope this guide encourages our seniors to get out and explore all that the art scene has to offer."
With so many great art experiences to be had in Montgomery County and nearby counties, seniors are sure to find something that piques their interest and engages their creativity.