High Profile Venues
No venue is too big or unattainable
Use any and all contacts to get in the door.
Be passionate about the children, the Heart Gallery mission and
enroll others in the passion.
Help the venues see the benefit of adopting the Heart Gallery project.
Philadelphia International Airport
Many cities have art installations in their airports.
Sell Heart Gallery as a humanitarian project that will benefit them.
Philadelphia Airport has adopted the project as their
their press release shows them taking ownership of the
project announcing themselves as partners with Philadelphia
DHS and Heart Gallery Philadelphia.
From Philadelphia Airport Press Release
A collaborative effort of Philadelphia's Department of Human
Services, the Heart Gallery of Philadelphia and the Airport, the
exhibit displays portraits of 13 foster children hoping for adoption.
For Aviation Director Charles Isdell, the humanitarian aspect
of this project sets it apart from most of the other works featured
in the Airport's eight-year-old Exhibitions Program.
"This is a chance to give something back to the community
and make a difference in children's lives," said Isdell . "There
is no more worthwhile pursuit.
Please Touch Museum
Large childrens museum.
Big destination in Center City Philadelphia for local families as
well as tourists.
Took relentless calling on the part of our venue person
after first year, they called us to have the exhibit again.
Want it every year for the month of November to commemorate National
They present the photographic project as their community outreach.
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
The International Childrens Festival is held here for one
week every spring. We are welcomed here for this event in a lobby
outside of one of the theatres.
University of the Arts
This was a grand space with great name recognition. Our event
was proclaimed in lights on the PECO tower centrally located at
a prime entrance to the city. Impressive to show in this space,
it is a difficult venue to get into and is generally booked three
years in advance.
University of the Arts
Pros: Showing in this space is prestigious to put on your resume.
Gives the project status. This was a grand space with great name
recognition. Our event was proclaimed in lights on the PECO tower
centrally located at a prime entrance to the city.
Cons: Low turnout, possibly due to expensive parking made us question
its success; we cannot say any connections were made here. Ton of
work setting up and breaking down in one day!
Philadelphia City Hall
Art in City Hall Program. Similar to the airport, we were able
to take advantage of the art program here.
We had a successful press conference & opening event here and
it hung for 6 weeks
Seen by city council members, city employees and visitors to City
Free Library of Philadelphia
Secured through our DHS board member, Donna Wyche, as was City
Great space and center city location.
Afforded us a prestigious venue for a successful press conference
Joined with a Mega church
over 1500 families
to become part of the culmination of their 6 week workshop on family.
We were contacted by a church member who is part of a program called
FAM..Families Adopting as Ministry.
Borders Books & Music
Very popular chain bookseller.
They generally dont do art exhibits other than their own branding
Our venue person was successful in persuading the management of
this store to let us show there.
High profile venues require relentless pursuit but afford Heart Gallery
the opportunity to be seen as an important project.
Use contacts. Often its who you know that gets you
in the door.
Be passionate about the children, the Heart Gallery mission and enroll
others in the passion.
Help the venues see the benefit of adopting the Heart Gallery project
as community outreach.