The Tacony LAB

6918 Torresdale Avenue
Philadelphia PA  19135-2416

Phone: (215) 685-9339

The Tacony LAB

Thanks to the support of Councilman Bobby Henon, the Free Library of Philadelphia and Mural Arts Philadelphia have created the Tacony Library and Arts Building (LAB) at 6918 Torresdale Avenue. This hub for learning, creativity, and community engagement combines a temporary home for Tacony’s neighborhood library with an artists studio. At the LAB, visitors can attend arts-focused events and workshops, borrow books, use computers, and access free Wi-Fi.

Beginning in the Spring of 2016, the historic Tacony Library will undergo an extensive, 18-month-long renovation process as part of the "Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative." While the library building is closed, library services will be available at the LAB.

Joining the library is Mural Arts Philadelphia. Through December 2018, Mural Arts will be activating the LAB with art classes for adults and youth, arts-focused events, and resident artists who will work with the community to create public art in Tacony.

A hub for learning, creativity, and community engagement.

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Categories: Art Gallery, Community Center, Library

Hours

Mon: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

Knitting and Crochet Join Up

Knitting and Crochet Join Up
02:30 pm - 04/28/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Maybe you have been itching to get out those needles out and start back on a project that you never finished or maybe you never learned how to knit or crochet. We'll...

Intro to 3D Modeling Art with Blender

Intro to 3D Modeling Art with Blender
05:00 pm - 04/21/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Join us for a short introduction to the basics of 3D modeling using Blender. Blender is a free 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) program that can be used to create...

Opening Reception for Artfull: An Exhibition

Opening Reception for Artfull: An Exhibition
05:00 pm - 04/14/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Free/ ARTFULL an exhibition of the work of Tacony LAB resident artists April 14-June 2 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 14, 5-7pm Refreshments will be served. Barb...

Drawing from Life with Jennifer Scott

Drawing from Life with Jennifer Scott
02:30 pm - 04/07/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Join us for a two hour session of drawing from life. In this workshop you will be guided through exercises that will help your observation and rendering skills culminating...

Painting from Experience

Painting from Experience
07:00 pm - 04/05/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Workshops at the Tacony LAB are FREE but space is limited and registration is required. To register: email tacony@muralarts.org PAINTING FROM EXPERIENCE led...

Knitting and Crochet Join Up

Knitting and Crochet Join Up
02:30 pm - 03/31/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Maybe you have been itching to get out those needles out and start back on a project that you never finished or maybe you never learned how to knit or crochet. We'll...

Pysanky - Ukrainian Easter Egg Decoration

Pysanky - Ukrainian Easter Egg Decoration
02:30 pm - 03/24/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Workshops at the Tacony LAB are FREE, but space is limited. Please register by email to tacony@muralarts.org. DO NOT RSVP ON FACEBOOK. All materials provided. BECAUSE...

Art Club for Kids!

Art Club for Kids!
11:00 am - 03/24/2018

At The Tacony LAB

ART CLUB! On Saturdays, the Tacony LAB holds free art activities for kids. Stop in to draw, paint and create! Mural Arts Philadelphia teaching artists lead Art...

After School Art Classes for Kids (ages 10-14)

After School Art Classes for Kids (ages 10-14)
03:30 pm - 03/19/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Discover the fun of art making! Mural Arts Philadelphia offers FREE after school art instruction at the Tacony LAB Community Arts Center for kids ages 10-14. Class...

Pysanky - Ukrainian Easter Egg Decoration

Pysanky - Ukrainian Easter Egg Decoration
02:30 pm - 03/17/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Workshops at the Tacony LAB are FREE, but space is limited. Please register by email to tacony@muralarts.org. DO NOT RSVP ON FACEBOOK. All materials provided. THIS...

Blender CAD Classes

Blender CAD Classes
04:00 pm - 03/15/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Free 3D Modeling classes learning Blender, a software program used for 3D printing, computer animation and video game creation. Taught by Barb Baur, local jewelry...

Basic Enameling for Jewelry

Basic Enameling for Jewelry
06:30 pm - 03/13/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Workshops at the Tacony LAB are FREE but space is limited and registration is required. Register by email to tacony@muralarts.org Basic Enameling for Jewelry This...

Film Screening: The King's Highway

Film Screening: The King's Highway
06:00 pm - 03/10/2018

At The Tacony LAB

The King's Highway Film Screening and Talkback with Director Jason Sherman Moderated by Luka Lakuriqi The King’s Highway: A Historical Documentary is an award-winning...

Introduction to Sculpture

Introduction to Sculpture
07:00 pm - 03/08/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Workshops at the Tacony LAB are FREE but space is limited and registration is required. To register: email tacony@muralarts.org INTRO TO SCULPTURE led by Thomas...

Knitting and Crochet Join Up

Knitting and Crochet Join Up
02:30 pm - 03/03/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Maybe you have been itching to get out those needles out and start back on a project that you never finished or maybe you never learned how to knit or crochet. We'll...

Fine Art Open Studio

Fine Art Open Studio
10:30 am - 02/27/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Fine Art Open Studio Tuesdays 10:30am -1:00pm (starts 2/27) Tacony LAB 6918 Torresdale Ave Philadelphia, PA 19135 This free weekly session is for fine artists...

Colored Copper Pin Workshop

Colored Copper Pin Workshop
02:30 pm - 02/24/2018

At The Tacony LAB

This workshop is fully enrolled. You can send an email to be placed on the wait list. Workshops at the Tacony LAB are FREE. Please RSVP to tacony@muralarts.org....

Knitting and Crochet Join Up

Knitting and Crochet Join Up
02:30 pm - 02/17/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Maybe you have been itching to get out those needles out and start back on a project that you never finished or maybe you never learned how to knit or crochet. We'll...

Drawing for Beginners

Drawing for Beginners
06:30 pm - 02/13/2018

At The Tacony LAB

This class is full. If you would like to be placed on a wait list please please email tacony@muralarts.org Workshops at the Tacony LAB are FREE but space is limited...

Exhibition Opening: Legendary Tacony

Exhibition Opening: Legendary Tacony
03:00 pm - 02/10/2018

At The Tacony LAB

Join us for the opening of the exhibition Legendary Tacony, a photography series from artist-in-residence Rebekah Flake. This event is also the launch for Grindstone...

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