Art Center at Ambler

About Us

The Art Center At Ambler

The Art Center at Ambler offers classes and workshops, exhibitions, and special events in visual arts for seniors, adults, teens and children. A non-profit, multi-disciplinary organization, our members are the lifeblood of ACAA, and form the backbone of our programming. In the future, we hope to expand our membership to both artists and non-artists who appreciate art and enjoy being part of an engaging, creative, energetic and fun organization.

Vision Statement

The Art Center at Ambler seeks to inspire and foster creativity in our community for seniors, adults, teens and children, and to help establish our community as an arts destination. Participating at a grassroots level, we work to build a sustainable and vibrant local and regional arts community, using the arts as a catalyst for personal empowerment, wellness, cultural enrichment and social change. We believe that equitable access to the arts is an integral part of a vibrant community, and our programs manifest this belief.

Background/Overview

ACAA emerged from the bequest of Arthur Bruck , a former art instructor at the Ambler Senior Adult Activity Center (SAAC). As a result of his generosity, CDBG funds from the county, and the interest of local artists, we were able to renovate the top floor of the Ambler SAAC building, which is now home to the Art Center at Ambler. The program is designed in keeping with the results of the "Creativity and Aging Study: The Impact of Professionally Conducted Cultural Programs on Older Adults" by Gene Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., George Washington University. The study proves the connection between creativity and healthy aging. ACAA classes, workshops and demonstrations are conducted on the top floor of the Ambler SAAC, at the corner of Forest and Spring Garden Streets in Ambler. ACAA offers classes in Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Drawing, Digital Media and Fiber Arts. We are handicapped accessible, and free parking is available in our large parking lot adjacent to the building.