Arts Education for Inner-City Children

The Inner-City Neighborhood Art House provides a safe, nourishing and caring environment for children after school and during the summer. A ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, the Art House mission is to enable children to experience beauty, grow in positive self-expression and self-discipline, and develop into full and productive human beings.

Children ages 7-14 who live in Erie's inner city are invited to attend the Neighborhood Art House at no cost for instruction in the visual, performing, and literary arts and in environmental action. This instruction includes semester-length classes and private music lessons; children can also choose a time for tutoring and for one-on-one reading with an adult volunteer.

Become a Volunteer at the Neighborhood Art House

Volunteers are an essential part of our community. In one year, at least 5,000 hours of service are given directly by those serving as teachers, tutors, readers, program assistants and classroom aides. Learn more about how you can get involved.

Thank you to all those who participated in the 2020 Taste of the Arts Take Out Tuesday - Art to Go. A list of winners and sponsors can be found using the button below. We look forward to seeing you next year!