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New logo - Neighborhood Art House

We are deeply grateful to Erie Insurance's Media Services team who spent many hours volunteering their talents to create an informative video for the Neighborhood Art House. Ed Bernik, a member of the Art House Marketing Committee, headed up the project and served as Creative Director. Other members of the team include Mandy Layne, who served as Producer, Jason Stewart, Videographer , Mike Grimm, Editor, and Jenn Cassano, Graphics.


Neighborhood Art House Taste of the Arts

Welcome to our Circle sang the children just as they do every day before they begin their classes.

Upwards of three hundred Neighborhood Art House supporters joined the faculty and children to celebrate this year's Taste of the Arts. Many took advantage of the opportunity to mingle with the children who offered musical selections on piano or violin, described the various framed art pieces for sale, or demonstrated what they were learning in some of their classes.

Neighborhood Art House Taste of the Arts - Sharon BannonNeighborhood Art House Debbie Sementelli and studentNeighborhood Art House Gardeners at Taste of the ArtsStage performances by NAH hoop dancers Neighborhood Art House student musicians entertained at Taste of the Arts.



Dylan Stevens claimed his prize painted by Rickimarie, age 8, after taking first place overall at this year's Art & Sole. He, like so many of those who won children's art prizes, find these treasures to be so much more meaningful than trophies or medals. In the first picture in the album below, Dylan accomplished the 5k race with a time of 16:03; Rosie's time was 19:48. Amazing! The full results can be found

Rosie Cooper, of Jamestown, NY, 1st place woman overall finisher, crashes through the finish line.2018 First Place Team: Gannon UniversityNeighborhood Art House Fun Run WinnerNeighborhood Art House children made all the Art & Sole prizes..Fun Run for Kids at Neighborhood Art House


Neighborhood Art House Spring Open House

Families flocked to the Art House for both the Spring Recital and the Spring Open House. Both annual gatherings are opportunities for the children to share the fruit of the classes they have taken over the Winter/Spring term. Take a look at the accompanying pictures, and scroll down to view the videos, one from the Open House and one from the Recital.

Neighborhood Art House RecitalStrings Duet - Neighborhood Art HouseNeighborhood Art House Spring Open HouseSpring Open House Art DisplayNeighborhood Art House Open House Dancers

For the Birds

Tamarack Wildlife Refuge provide raptor education to Neighborhood Art House children.

Did you ever hear the hoot of an owl or watch a swooping raptor in search of prey? The children could tell you about these majestic birds after educators from Tamarack Wildlife Refuge brought their “ambassadors” to visit the Art House. These birds are not able to be released due to their severe injuries. After a demonstration of how the rodent population would expand exponentially without predators, the students met Sophia, a barred owl; Lady, a peregrine falcon; and Jasper and Willow, screech owls with different colorations.

Neighborhood Art House students learn why owls have such an amazing head movement.With guidance from a college student volunteer, the children examined the contents of an owl pellet.Susan A. Smith makes presentation to Neighborhood Art House children.Neighborhood Art House hand sewn crows

Inner-City Neighborhood Art House • 201 East 10th Street • Erie, PA 16503 • T: (814) 455-5508 • F: (814) 480-8942