Fresh Artists
3510 Scotts Lane, Suite 3014 Philadelphia, PA 19129

Contact:  Barbara Chandler Allen, CEO,, cell: 215-920-3317 or studio: 267-331-8614

Fresh Artists mission is to promote access for all children to the transformative self-expression of art making and philanthropy.  We do this by engaging children as full partners in philanthropy, by widely exhibiting children’s’ artwork in highly visible and unexpected places and by providing art supplies and innovative art programs to children in severely under-resourced public schools.

A mitzvah project or community service project to support Fresh Artists includes a Clothesline Art Sale.

Clothesline Art Sales are self-guided service projects and fundraisers for young people, encouraging youth-based philanthropy and creativity.   Any individual child or groups of children can make art, hold a simple Clothesline Art Sale in their backyard, at their temple, at their school or on their stoop.  They then donate the money raised at the sale to Fresh Artists (a 501-c-3) who will purchase and deliver critically-needed art supplies to a local under-resourced inner city public school in their name.   Participating kids take great pride in the amount of ownership they have over their Sale and find the outcome extremely rewarding, helping to support art making in their community’s  most severely under-resourced public schools.  All materials for planning and holding a “Clothesline” are available free of charge, including a step by step checklist from start to finish, easily understandable by youngsters, with downloadable Sale graphics, lesson plans for making some of our signature art projects and guidance and support from Fresh Artists’ staff.  A visit to the Fresh Artists Print Studio is inspirational and fun for the young organizer.  It is an upbeat, visually-exciting, fun project with a clearly defined goal and deliverable. There are opportunities for the young organizer to personally make a check presentation at the Fresh Artists Studio, but not necessary.  Please call or email us to get started!