Information on COVID-19 Response: Read More


September 2022


Times vary, see event description


Cathedral Village Campus

Cathedral Village
600 E Cathedral Road Philadelphia, PA 19128

2022 Cathedral Village Black Arts Festival

You're invited to join us for the 7th Annual Cathedral Village Black Arts Festival. Featuring local artists and artisans, a storyteller, a clown performance and an outdoor Jazz Fest with performances by some of Philadelphia's top jazz groups.


  • 12 - 2 pm Jack Saint Clair Orchestra
  • 2 - 2:30 pm Intermission and Displays
  • 2:30 - 4:30 pm Tony Williams Quartet

Full Festival Schedule:

Meet the Artists
Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 pm

Noted Philadelphia area visual artists Mikel Elam, Terrill Kevyn Johnson, and Renata Merrill will discuss their work which will be on display Sept. 23rd to Oct. 29th at the Top of the Stairs Gallery at Cathedral Village. Both Mr. Elam and Mr. Johnson will present paintings while Ms. Merrill, a fabric artist, will present her quilts and designs.

Jazz Fest:
Saturday, Sept. 24 at 12-4:30 pm.

Outdoor performances by some of Philadelphia’s top jazz groups, including the Jack Saint Clair Orchestra and the Tony Williams Quartet. Other outstanding local jazz artists will join in traditional jam sessions and open mic performances. Gifted African-American visual artists will also have their work available fore sale. A $10 donation requested for entry.

Black Arts Showcase: Residents’ Private Collections
Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25

Cathedral Village residents add a personal perspective to our Black Arts Festival by lending a wide array of work by African and African-American artists and artisans —baskets, carvings, cloth, figures, masks, paintings and books. All on display in the Leamy Room.

Black Stories Matter
Sunday, Sept. 25 at 1 pm

Well known storyteller Irma Gardner-Hammond (from Keepers of the Culture) will be sharing stories for all ages outdoors under the tent.

Clown Performance
Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2 pm

Bringing joy to those of all ages from a Black perspective will be artist- and-clown Terrill Kevyn Johnson. This outdoor family-oriented finale to our Festival comes with a special welcome to children and grandchildren of residents, staff and community guests.

Our 7th Annual Black Arts Festival is made possible through the generous support of the Cathedral Village Resi- dents’ Association, the Cathedral Village Administration, the Presbyterian Senior Living’s Partnership in Mis- sion program and a number of local businesses and organizations. The Festival is open to the community without cost except for the Saturday Jazz Fest where tickets are sold. The Festival will happen rain or shine.

Cathedral Village
600 E Cathedral Road Philadelphia, PA 19128