Ahlan! Embracing Our Community With Arab Arts Event

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21 July, 2015
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Ahlan! Oct 3, 2015
Ahlan! October 3, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 2:00 – 5:30 PM
Trinity Center for Urban Life – 22nd and Spruce Street, Center City Philadelphia
Admission is Free / Open to Youth & Adults


Al-Bustan says Ahlan!(Welcome) and invites the Philadelphia area community to experience Arab arts and culture!

Featuring Al-Bustan artists, master teachers, and students, this participatory showcase event celebrates the work of Al-Bustan and brings together families and individuals for an afternoon of friendship, art-making and live music.

2:00 – 5:30:  Art-making Stations with Teaching Artists:

  • Arabic Calligraphy
  • Geometry and Pattern-Making
  • Mosaics
  • Arabic Alphabet Photo Booth
  • Henna Art

Light Fare/Beverages and Merchandise for Sale


  • 2:30 – 3:15   Drumming Demonstration and Circle – Bring Your Own Drum
  • 3:45 – 4:45   Performance by Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble with Penn Choir and Moffet Choir with audience sing along!

Discounted parking coupon download here 

Co-sponsors: Qatar Foundation International, Hogan & Vandenberg LLC, RBTS Inc, Basem and Muna Hishmeh,University of Pennsylvania’s Greenfield Intercultural Center, Middle East Center, and Penn Arab Student Society.