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the artists center – Celebrating Everyone's Creativity

3500 Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19104-4916
215.387.1911 :::

The Community Education Center is a nonprofit performing arts center and artists incubator space. The Center is known and respected by artists and audiences alike for its support of the local arts community and its presentations of outstanding dance and performance. The Center also offers the community opportunities to explore their creativity through classes in the performing arts as well as performance opportunities.

Welcome to CEC

If you are new to the Center, this short video will give you an idea of the kind of exciting events that you can become part of in the future. We hope to see you soon!

You can find a schedule of our excellent courses here.

If you are interested in teaching or performing at CEC, you can find a variety of resources here which will help your event run smoothly, from booking a space to publicizing on this website.

African Arts Summer School

When: Monday, July 7 through Fri, Aug 15th, 2014

Learn African Dance and Drumming
Martial Arts, Sewing, Yoga and Healthy Eating
Special outings!


July 7-August 15, 2014
Monday-Friday 8:00AM-3PM
For Ages 8-12 years old

Register Now and SAVE!*
Registration Fee $50
$65 per wk. per child (*call for payment details)
Space is limited – Admission on a First Come Basis
OPEN HOUSE—meet the teaching artists: June 12 & 17—6:30-7:30, & June 14—10-11:30

Click here for details (please note the new dates are July 7 – August 15)

To register, please complete the form, print it and mail with payment to Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Ave., Phila. PA 19104  

Registration Form African Arts Summer Academy 2014