Rebooting a beautiful neighborhood asset

One of WMAN’s most imaginative efforts over the years was the formation of the Mt Airy Arts Alliance in November 1988. After more than a decade in hibernation, we’re reviving it — with a new name and a renewed commitment to fostering both a vibrant arts community and opportunities for individuals, businesses, and organizations engaged in creative pursuits and professions.

A new community directory

The first Arts Alliance directory was published in October 1989 in the Mt Airy Express and included over 150 talented local individuals. The Mt. Airy Creative Alliance will produce a free annual directory, in print and digital formats, and also pursue future opportunities for showcasing the creative works of our members. 

Membership is free and contact information won’t be sold or shared aside from the directory, which is open to anyone in Mt Airy as well as neighboring communities. We invite visual artists, musicians, culinary artists, makers, performers, builders, craftspeople, landscape architects, lighting designers — truly anyone in a creative field who could benefit from being connected in this way — to join this new alliance. 

Mt Airy Arts Festival


Allens Lane Art Center is celebrating 70 Years of bringing Mt Airy together through the arts and partnering with WMAN for the first Mt Airy Arts Festival on September 9, 2023.

This free public event will feature local arts organizations, artists, makers, craftspeople, performers, and young artists throughout the Northwest, and includes a juried Young Artists Showcase. Join us for art-making stations, theatrical and musical performances, an art market, games, food trucks , creative vendors, and more.


Meet Our First Featured Artist:

Mario Zucca


A resident of West Mt. Airy and the creator of the WMAN-commissioned Mt. Airy mural at the Wawa on Germantown Avenue at Allens Lane, Zucca has spent the better part of the last two decades drawing and creating artwork out of his home studio in Philadelphia.

His work ranges from tiny spot illustrations to giant environmental graphics and has appeared everywhere from jigsaw puzzles to the sides of semi-trailers.

Get Involved

We need YOUR help to rebuild this community asset. Please consider a donation to the Mt Airy Creative Alliance today!