Sharon Hayes

Sharon Hayes, “President Chisholm,” courtesy of the artist and Art for Philadelphia.

Tionna Nekkia McClodden

Tiona Nekkia McClodden, “Be Alarmed: The Black Americana Epic, Movement I - The Visions, SCENE IV: Vulnerability,” courtesy of the artist and Arts for Philadelphia.

Alex Da Corte

Alex Da Corte, "Morning Paper," courtesy of the artist and Art for Philadelphia.

Jonathan Lyndon Chase

Jonathan Lyndon Chase, “Fast Gaze,” courtesy of the artist and Art for Philadelphia.

David Hart

David Hart, “Charles,” courtesy of the artist and Art for Philadelphia.

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Art for Philadelphia Supports Local Bail Fund and Sells Out

Last week, Philadelphia’s art community launched Art for Philadelphia to benefit the Philadelphia Bail Fund in response to nationwide movements protesting racism and police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd.

The initiative—which sold out in days—includes the sale of 20-piece limited-edition prints by Philadelphia-based artists. Conceived by Meg Onli with the support of Marco Kane Braunschweiler, River Jukes Hudson, Maori Karmael Holmes, Caitlin Palmer, Robert Chaney, BlackStar Projects, and Chris Cunningham’s print company Loupe, the project will donate 91.6 percent of gross proceeds directly to the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, with the remainder covering necessary expenses like at-cost printing and credit card processing fees.

Included in the sale are works by Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Alex Da Corte, Sharon Hayes, Marcus Maddox, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Becky Suss, and David Hartt, whose photographic portrait Charles is still available for purchase.


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