Twelve Gates Arts, established in 2011, is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The “gates” refer to the fortified gates that walled many ancient cities such as Delhi, Lahore, Jerusalem, and Rhodes – inside which lay the heart of each city’s art and culture, and today this reference offers perspectives on history and possibilities.
Twelve Gates Arts holds monthly exhibitions of contemporary and modern art by artists from countries in South Asia and the Middle East, as well as by diasporic artists from those regions. The list of artists represented comprises an impressive spectrum of established masters as well as cutting edge and outstanding newcomers. In addition to the exhibition programming, regular Salon events showcase works by artists in film, multi-media, literature and performance.
Several volunteer positions are available at Twelve Gates Arts. If you’re interested in their mission and would like to be a part of their organization’s events and programming, please visit http://www.twelvegatesarts.org/contact.
Address: 106 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 253-8578