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DVAA serves both our members and the local Philly community through a combination of critically engaged exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach initiatives. Summer 2019 Programming is our first of seasonal announcements, providing our community with a digestible programming format to select the best fit for their needs and schedules. Our 2019 summer programming is focused on providing unique community building and artistic opportunities to DVAA Members. 

Crit Night
(formerly Open Dialogue) is a monthly critique session for DVAA members to present their artwork to the larger community for constructive feedback.

Salon Series
On select third Thursdays of the month, DVAA hosts a diverse speaker series specifically geared toward artists and creatives of all sorts.

Book Club
A monthly reading group that reads and discusses significant literary works concerning pressing issues in the art world.

Creative Conversations
(formerly Tea Time) is a social gathering of DVAA community members and staff over light refreshments providing space for discussions about culture and personal artistic practices.

Critical Theory Discourse
A discussion group which brings together DVAA members to tackle challenging historical works of art theory and criticism.

The Jawnt
DVAA staff and membership will convene at various museums, galleries, and institutions to experience the best of our city’s art scene together.