Arts Education for Inner-City Youth

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

Youth ages 7-18 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; students 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.

Help support the Art House's mission this holiday season!

Purchase unique gift items made by Art House students & help support the Neighborhood Art House's mission this holiday season! We will make the remaining artwork from our Taste of the Arts fundraiser available for purchase through December 20th in our online store. Looking for ice dyed aprons? They are available at the Juice Jar, 2620 West 8th Street. 100% of proceeds will go to the Art House!