Welcome to Sunshine Arts

Celebrate Spring at Our Garden Party & Fundraiser
Apr 12 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
6:30 - 9:30 pm
41 Sunshine Rd, Upper Darby, PA 19082

Savor light fare and dessert by Scott Schroeder (American Sardine Bar) and Robert Bennett (Classic Cake). Sip craft beer and wine while enjoying music and entertainment in a garden atmosphere. Take home gift baskets and art by local artists including Robert Bohne, Bob Jackson, Bob Deane, and Rick Wright.

Reserve by May 3rd for Discounts

By May 3: $55
By May 20: $65
Day of the Event: $75
Prohibition Repeal Fall Fundraiser
Nov 24 2014
Celebrate with Sunshine Arts on December 5th, the anniversary of prohibition's repeal. Dress for the occasion and enjoy themed drinks, food and entertainment. Party will take place at the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia, 7pm - 12am.

Get Tickets Early to save 25%!

You're Invited! so don your "glad rags" and "get a wiggle on!"

5K Run/Walk Fundraiser Scheduled for November 8th
Sep 21 2014
Please join us for Sunshine Arts' First Annual 5K Fundraiser! Whether you plan to run, walk, or simply cheer on other athletes, we would like to see all of you on November 8, 2014 in beautiful Arlington Cemetery. Your participation will support our mission of creating community through the arts, enabling us to provide hundreds of children and families with free arts education.
Sunshine Arts' First Annual 5K Fundraiser
November 8, 2014 ~ Rain or Shine ~ 9:00 am (8:00 am on-site registration)
Arlington Cemetery
2900 State Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
On-site registration begins at 8am. 
Awards and prizes for each age group and team category. 
Parking is available in Arlington Cemetery until 11am (after the race is completed). 
Children in strollers are welcome, but, please, no pets in the cemetery.
Use GoodShop to Support Sunshine Arts
Sep 19 2014
Sunshine Arts and Goodshop.com are working together to save you money and make it easy for you to give back to us! Up to 20% of any purchase you make through Goodshop will be donated to helping our community grow together through the arts. There are thousands of participating stores and savings, including Blue Nile coupon codes, DSW coupons, Walgreens coupons and even Gap coupon codes. Goodshop.com has raised over $11 million to date!
Sunshine Arts at Upper Darby National Night Out
Aug 26 2014
On August 2, Upper Darby Township Weed & Seed, Inc. partnered with Mayor Tom Micozzie, Councilwoman Raya Fagg, and Councilman Nate Goodson to host the first township National Night Out. This 'party with a purpose' allows neighbors to learn safety tips and give back to the community. Mr. Patrick and Ms. Kat set up a booth for Sunshine Arts and attended the event, along with several students and families.
Thank You for Attending our Spring Fundraiser!
Aug 26 2014
Thank you to everyone who attended and donated to our Spring Fundraiser! We had delicious gourmet cuisine with a Southern flare provided by Chefs Scott Charles Schroder III & Mike Regan; we enjoyed specialty race-day drinks made by Michele Miller; and were entertained by live music performed by Crow the Day. We also had a contest for best hat and raffled off tickets for Preakness on the Piazza. Thanks to everyone - volunteers and guests alike - who made this a special night!
Join Us at Our Spring Fundraiser for a Day at the Races!
May 07 2014
Our Spring fundraiser will be race-themed, drawing inspiration from famed horse racing events like the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. So, dust off your fancy hat and join us for a day at the races on Thursday, May 15, 2014!

May 15, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Sunshine Arts
41 Sunshine Rd.
Upper Darby, PA 19082

Tickets: $55 Donation
($75 at the door - please purchase early!)

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online

Food, drink and live entertainment are included with ticket purchase.
We hope to see you there!

Check out our Facebook Event Page for updates!

Enjoying the Winter Season
Dec 19 2013
Yes, we at Sunshine Arts really are enjoying the Winter season. To most of the kids, snow is a good thing, especially snow days...

So, stay warm, enjoy a mug of cocoa, and celebrate the Winter season!

Happy Holidays!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec 19 2013
We at Sunshine Arts just want to take a moment to say that this Thanksgiving we are especially grateful for all our friends and supporters. Have a safe and happy holiday this year!

Thank You for Contributing to Our Fall Fundraiser!
Dec 19 2013
Sunshine Arts had a great event on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Magic Gardens in Philadelphia, and it was all thanks to you! We hope you had a good time and enjoyed the entertainment, food, and conversation. Be sure to check our pictures on our Facebook page and a video compilation from the night on YouTube.

We missed those of you who were unable to attend, but thank you for your continued support and hope to see you at our next event in the Spring.

Still Want to Donate? You can still make a donation online. Click Here.
Tickets & Donations for Sunshine Arts' Fall Fundraiser Are Online!
Nov 13 2013
Tickets for Sunshine Arts' Night of Magic are now available online. Remember, space is limited, so please reserve early.


Event Information

Thursday, November 21, 2013

6:00 pm—10:00 pm

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

Food, libations and entertainment will continue all night. Don't miss our silent auction with fantastic art and gifts from our Resident Artists, volunteers, and supporters.

Our entertainment line-up includes a one-man band, two magicians, three belly dancers, a card reader, and a fire-eater. Check out our latest additions:
  • Incendie, Fire Eater
  • Aislinn Dunbar, Belly Dancer and Sunshine Arts student
A Night of Magic... this November with Sunshine Arts!
Nov 13 2013
Join us for a magical night of exquisite food, mystical libations, live music, magicians, dance performances and artwork. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013
6:00 pm—10:00 pm

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

$100 Donation per Ticket
($150 at the Door)

CLICK HERE for a reply card to reserve tickets.

Due to limited space at the Magic Gardens, only 125  tickets will be available. If you plan to attend, please reserve tickets early by filling out the reply card

If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to support Sunshine Arts’ mission of creating community through the arts.

Celebrate Urban Birds
Aug 26 2013
Check out this video by Resident Filmmaker Kat Lehmer documenting the Celebrate Urban Birds program at Sunshine Arts, provided with support from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Spring Fundraiser Photos
Aug 26 2013
We hope you made the Spring fundraiser this year, but if you missed it, you can still see photos on our Facebook page. You will also have another chance to attend a fundraiser this fall... stay tuned for more news!

Click here for photos

Get Your Triple Crown Tickets This Week!
May 07 2013
Hello, Friends,

Our Spring fundraiser is a little more than a week away, so tomorrow we'll be doing automated phone call reminders. We hope we don't interrupt your busy day; we just want to remind you to RSVP before our big Spring event!

Here's how to get your tickets:

Fill Out Our Tickets & Donations Form
Mail to: Sunshine Arts, 41 Sunshine Road, Upper Darby, PA 19082
See you all next Thursday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm!

Much Gratitude,

-- Ms. Sheila, Ms. Kat, Mr. Patrick, Mr. Ivan, and the rest of us here at Sunshine Arts

What's to Expect at This Year's Spring Fundraiser
Apr 29 2013
This year's Spring Fundraiser is inspired by the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing. It's going to be an exciting evening at the races so we hope you can all join us!

What to Expect:
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffles & Prizes
  • Kids’ Jam Session
  • Live Music
  • Comfort Food
  • Libations

Please join us Thursday, May 16th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Sunshine Arts' location: 41 Sunshine Rd, Upper Darby, PA 19082.

Get Your Tickets Early! Click here for a donation form.

Triple Crown Fundraiser Thursday, May 16th
Apr 09 2013
Please join us for our Spring Fundraiser on May 16th at 6:00 PM at Sunshine Arts!
Sunshine Arts
41 Sunshine Road
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Phone: (610) 352-7968 
We request your support with a $50 donation per person.
*You can get tickets or donate ahead of time with a donation card available on our website.

Check out our invitation at Facebook.com/SunshineArts41 to let us know you plan on attending. We look forward to seeing you!
Win Two Tickets to Preakness at Sunshine Arts' Fundraiser
Mar 27 2013
Sunshine Arts' Spring fundraiser on May 16, 2013 is inspired by the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Horse Racing. During the event* we will be selecting the winner of two all-inclusive tickets to Preakness (www.preakness.com) in Baltimore, MD taking place Saturday, May 18, 2013.

Raffle Tickets: $10 each
Prize Value: $800
Prize Includes:
  • Transportation from South Philadelphia (May 18th, 8:00 AM)  with Mimosas & Bloody Marys
  • Premium seating for two (2) at the exclusive “Turf Side Terrace”
  • Gourmet lunch buffet with all you can drink premium beer, wine, and signature drink, Black-Eyed Susans
  • Handicapping by John H. Morley
  • Return transportation to South Philadelphia 
Tickets are selling quickly! Get yours by filling out a donation card or contacting Sheila Modglin at Sunshine Arts:
Phone: 610.352.7968
Email: sheila@sunshine-arts.org
*Need not be present to win.
Fundraiser at Boathouse Row Was a Success!
Mar 27 2013
Resident Filmmaker, Kat Lehmer, put together this great video of Sunshine Arts' 2012 Fall Fundraiser on Boathouse Row. Check it out!

Journey to the Mediterranean with Sunshine Arts
Oct 23 2012

Experience Mediterranean inspired Food, Drink, Art and Music at our Fall Fundraiser!

Thursday, November 8, 2012
5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Fairmount Rowing Association
#2 Boathouse Row Philadelphia, PA 19130 

Tickets are available online or at the door. You may also make donations online.

One Night, Two Great Events!

Exclusive Wine Tasting
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
$125 Donation

Join Sunshine Arts for an exclusive early evening event featuring a full flight of fine wines paired with delectable hors d’oeuvres. Chef Konstantinos Pitsillides will personally select wines and prepare food that is sure to delight every guest!

Fall 2012 Fundraiser: Main Event
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$50 Donation

Savor refreshments prepared by Tom Kulisek of Kanella, sip on a glass of wine or beer, and take in the jazzy sounds of the Craig Satchell Experience. Be sure to take home a Silent Auction item from your favorite Philadelphia artist, restaurant, or venue!

Fine Cuisine from Kanella
Chef Konstantinos Pitsillides delights guests with his exquisite and authentic Greek dishes at his Philadelphia restaurant, Kanella. Sunshine Arts will proudly serve cuisine prepared by Konstantinos and Kanella chef, Tom Kulisek, during our fundraiser on November 8, 2012.


Spring Celebration Success
Jun 26 2012
On May 16, 2012, Sunshine Arts celebrated world cultures with international food, music, dance and art. The event was a fundraising success for the organization and a fun-filled night for all the attendees.

Resident artist, Ivan, and volunteer, Alex, spread cuisine from around the globe across the new kitchen table which was decorated by resident artist, Patrick, with coins from many countries.

Craig Satchell kept the atmosphere lively with playful tunes on the piano.

Sunshine Arts Spring 2012    
Resident artists, volunteers and guests joined in the theme by wearing cultural dress. Attendees enjoyed an Egyptian-style Middle Eastern Dance.

The food and beverages were so good that most of us helped ourselves to seconds... and thirds!

In the end, it was the smiling faces we saw and the laughter we heard that made the night really special.

To all our friends - those we saw that night and those we didn't - we owe it all to you! Thank you for your continued support.

Love & Gratitude
from everyone here at Sunshine Arts!
Please Attend Our International Extravaganza!
May 01 2012
Spring has come to Eastern Pennsylvania and with it hope for a new season of blooming artistic talent at Sunshine Arts. This year we'll celebrate the diversity that flourishes in our community with an International Extravaganza. We invite everyone to celebrate world cultures with us by attending our Spring 2012 Fundraiser in your best cultural dress.

Sunshine Arts Spring 2012 Field Trip
Apr 12 2012
This Spring a group of Sunshine Arts' students got to celebrate the joys of nature by venturing into it. They got to enjoy lunch, tree climbing, and the Whispering Wall at beautiful Fairmount Park. A huge thank you goes out to our bus driver, Barry, without whom we would not have been able to partake in this wondrous experience!

Even the bus ride was an adventure!

What childhood is complete without tree climbing?

The descent may have been more challenging than the climb!

Sunshine Arts Reflects on 2011
Mar 01 2012
Sunshine Arts' 2011 in Review newsletter reflects on the fun and success of the previous year, while looking optimistically at 2012. Highlights include reviews of the semi-annual fundraisers - the Spring "Bling" Fundraiser and Celebrate the 1920s! - community events such as back-to-school picnics and charity lunches, field trips, and classes. The newsletter also lets our friends know what's to come in 2012. The garden project is underway, field trips have been scheduled, and we are coming together to support our mission in new ways. So much happened in 2011 and we are brimming over with excitement for the new year!

Read our 2011 in Review Newsletter on our website, or sign up to get on our mailing list.

Philadelphia Fun with MyPhillyAlive.com
Feb 01 2012
MyPhillyAlive.com highlights the most vibrant and compelling sites, stories, and events in the City of Brotherly Love. This week, we are happy to say that Sunshine Arts gets to share the spotlight. Our friend, Jeff Belonger, has listed the Groundhog Day Night Hunt, an event organized by Clubedventures with proceeds going to Sunshine Arts.

The event is a Groundhog Day-themed pub crawl and scavenger hunt, taking place the evening of Saturday, January 28th in several downtown Philadelphia bars. Please join us!

Get to know all about Philadelphia --
things to do in Philly, attractions, events,
history of Philly, restaurants, bars, and
much more!
Groundhog Day Night Hunt Fundraiser
Jan 12 2012
Enter a team of any size and be the first to find Punxsutawney Phil (a 12" stuffed groundhog doll) by solving puzzles during this Pub Crawl with a purpose organized by Clubedventures!

Date: January 28, 2012
Start Time: 5:30 pm
Start Location: McGillan's Olde Ale House at 1310 Drury St, Philadelphia, PA
Entry fee: $25 per person*

Please fill out this form if you plan to attend.

*This year's hunt is a fundraiser for Sunshine Arts. We appreciate your support!

Teams should arrive slightly early as instructions will be given at 5:30 pm. Teams will travel short distances on foot to visit different establishments to find clues, pick up information and hang out. The event is designed to take 3 - 4 hours but may take longer. It is suggested that team members be over 21 since all the indoor stops are bars.

What you will need:
- Pen or pencil
- Black (or dark) Sharpie
- Something to Write on
- Flashlight
- Phone capable of receiving text messages
- Funds for food, drink & stuff
- Rudimentary knowledge of the movie, Groundhog Day, and groundhogs in general.

We hope to see you there!
Fall 2011 Fundraiser in Review
Jan 05 2012
Whether you joined us in November 2011 to celebrate the 1920s or you would like to see what you missed, we think you will enjoy our Photo Review of the Fall 2011 Sunshine Arts Fundraiser!
Celebrating the Spirit of the 1920s... and Sunshine Arts!
Dec 09 2011

November 10th was the night of the big event and we were so excited that we opened our doors early for guests as anxious as we were to begin our celebration of the Roaring Twenties. Attendees were greeted by hostesses dressed in authentic 1920s outfits while Mr. Craig Satchell, Ms. Patty Leswing, and Mr. Kenny Taylor flooded the entrance way with the enchanting music of the Jazz Age.

Flappers, gangsters, daddies, and dolls paraded across the ornate chambers of the CITYSPACE location. Chef Brian Buscham served exquisite food while Ms. Anna Deych and Mr. Jack Morley provided service at the speakeasy wine bar. Guests perused the fine items up for auction, observing paintings, photos, pottery, gift baskets, and more. Mr. Todd Kimmel of the Grand Review took the stage for the exciting live auction of our ritziest items.

Our honored guests, Mrs. Cindy Heckscher and Mrs. Ann Reid, shone like stars when they accepted our expressions of gratitude for their unceasing support and responded with an unexpected show of appreciation. Mrs. Heckscher and Mrs. Reid had enlisted help of Ms. Kat Lehmer, resident artist and filmmaker, to create a video starring Sunshine Arts' founder, Ms. Sheila Modglin, and several of the children who come to Sunshine Arts. The children interviewed Ms. Modglin about the organization's history and revealed the early hopes and dreams that led to Sunshine Arts' founding and growth.

We want to thank everyone who attended, volunteered, and donated for an amazing night and fundraiser. We hope we've paid homage to our honored guests, our friends and supporters, and the glowing spirit of the art-filled 1920s.

Beautiful Art and Great Auction Items at the Fall Fundraiser
Nov 08 2011
We've updated our list of auction items for this Thursday evening's event. We have received some truly wonderful pieces and we're hoping a lot of you will be lucky enough to walk away with something very special.  Details are below and earlier posts include more information about why you shouldn't miss this event!

Celebrate the 1920s! Sunshine Arts' 2011 Fall Fundraiser
Thursday, November 10, 2011
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

2200 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA
(Please see the post about parking if you plan on attending.)

Live and Silent Auction Items

Robert Bohné
Pete Checchia
Charles Cushing
Bob Deane
Bernadette Foy
Michael Guinn
David Grafton
Anders Hansen
Ken Harris
Bob Jackson
Patrick O'Banion
Karl Olsen
Dan Olmstead
Houston Ripley
David Segelman
Joyce Sherman
Cloe Sherman-Pepe
Marlise Thaczuk

Auction Items:
Julia Bayardi and Tom Pettine massages
Andrea Cipriani photography session
Four Seasons Philadelphia stay
McGillan's Olde Ale House gift certificate
Miami cruise getaway
Rushland Ridge Vineyard & Winery wines
Theatre Exile tickets
Wilma Theater tickets
Gift baskets
Fall Fundraiser Parking
Nov 07 2011
EZ Park, Inc has graciously offered a discounted rate of $5 at their 21st and Ludlow Sts. location and a discounted rate of $8 at their 22nd & Walnut Sts location. Just show our logo to let them know you're attending our event at 2200 Walnut St. on the evening of November 10th.

Thank you EZ Park, Inc!
View the map to see the parking locations.
Current Contributors for our 1920s Fundraiser
Oct 13 2011
We are pleased to announce the following contributors to our live and silent auctions for our Fall 2011 Fundraiser to take place on Thursday, November 10th at 2200 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103:

• Julia Bayardi and Tom Pettine
• Robert Bohné
• Charles Cushing
• Bob Deane
• Four Seasons Philadelphia
• Bernadette Foy
• Michael Guinn
• Anders Hansen
• Bob Jackson
• Miami Cruise
• Mural Arts
• Kris Kulish and Plantarium Living Environments, LLC
• Patrick O'Banion
• Karl Olsen
• Dan Olmstead
• Huston Ripley
• Theatre Exile
• Wilma Theater

Watch for more additions to the list!
Relive the 1920s at our 2011 Fall Fundraiser!
Oct 13 2011
Sunshine Arts’ 2011 Fall Fundraiser celebrates the flourishing arts scene of the 1920s, and honors two tremendous supporters of the arts, Ms. Cindy Heckscher and Ms. Ann Reed.

Enjoy 1920's style food, drink and live music while you vie for the items in the live and silent auctions.

Be a part of this exciting and historic event in Philadelphia!

Thursday, November 10, 2011
6:30 pm—9:30 pm
2200 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

$35 donation for entry
Community Picnic & Back-to-School Celebration
Sep 11 2011
On September 10, 2011 Sunshine Arts painted on happy faces at the Community Picnic & Back-to-School Celebration for Upper Darby, East Lansdowne and Millbourne residents.

Portraits from Sunshine Arts - Spring 2011
Jun 30 2011
Please take a look at these photos of the kids by Evan Falk. There is evidence of the good your support does in the smiles on their faces!

Thank you for being a part of our community and all that you do.
Watch Vasalisa the Beautiful Now
Jun 13 2011
We know you've been waiting, so here it is...

Vasalisa the Beautiful!

Film premiere is a HIT at the very successful FUNdraiser!
Jun 13 2011
The premiere of our drama club/film class project "Vasalisa the Beautiful" was received exuberantly with applause and laughter at our Spring FunDraiser. Our stars had front row seats and our party guests were treated to a chance to speak to the stars and directors about their work.

Please enjoy these stills from the movie and check back soon!

Baba Yaga and the minions are dark, mysterious characters.

The narrator tells Vasalisa's tale.

The story keeps the audience guessing.

The plotting step mother speaks.

The DVD cover features the full cast of lively characters.
Our Spring FUNdraiser is coming up!
Apr 26 2011

Wear your favorite necklace, watch or other jewelry to Film Premier at this year's
Sunshine Arts Spring Fundraiser!

Sunday May 22, 2011
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
41 Sunshine Road, Upper Darby, PA 19082

Enjoy Food, Libations, and Live Entertainment!

Silent Auction

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Features works of prominent local artists and Sunshine Arts kids, as well as gift baskets and tickets to Philadelphia favorites like the Franklin Institute and Wilma Theater.

Film Premier

5:00 pm
See the world premier of Vasalisa the Beautiful, a film production by Sunshine Arts' own kids and resident artists.  Enjoy the film and meet some of the stars, too!

$35 donation per person
RSVP by email or calling 610-352-7968.
If you cannot attend but wish to make a donation, you can find a form here.

Sunshine Arts' 2011 Newsletter: 2010 in Review
Feb 17 2011
Have you seen our latest newsletter?

Be sure to read reviews of our fundraisers, including the entirety of a lovely speech from Mural Arts' Jane Golden at our fall fundraiser.  View photos of our finely attired guests, fun-loving entertainers, and generous supporters. 

Check out what's been going on in the film, art, and music classes.  Read about new programs like English as a Second Language and see pictures from fun field trips.

See what the organization is working on; from new board members to grant searches to artistic the exciting artistic endeavors of resident artists, Sunshine Arts was quite busy in 2010. 

Don't miss a "Letter from the Kids" requesting supplies and hear about "The Magic of Coloring" at Sunshine Arts.

As always, we are eager to hear from you.  Contact us with your thoughts and opinions.
"Vasalisa the Beautiful" Film Project
Jun 09 2011
The combined drama club/film class has been diligently rehearsing "Vasalisa the Beautiful" for months now.  The dedicated group began with a reading of the Cinderalla-like Russian folk tale, then moved on to costumes and casting, and will soon complete the filming process.  

Check back soon for videos of "Vasalisa the Beautiful"!
Happy Holidays - Sunshine Style!
Jan 03 2011
Sunshine Arts would like to express its sincere hope that everyone has experienced - and will continue to experience - the happiest of holidays.

Kwanzaa began today with the lighting of the first candle on the Kinara.  This candle represents the importance of Umoja, or Unity.  The kids can tell you more about Kwanzaa with this video from last year available on Youtube.

As a treat for our neighborhood kids during the holiday season, Sunshine Arts will being going on a field trip to see Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on December 30th.  (Find the permission slip here.)
Another Sunshine Arts Fundraising Success!
Nov 23 2010
Don't miss this video by resident artist, Kat Lehmer, which includes Jane Golden's inspiring acceptance speech about art's power to change lives.

There were several inspiring stories the night of the 2010 Fun Fall Fundraiser.
  • Amy Kimmich of Mariachi Imports donated $1,500 and John Tobin gave $500.
  • Executive Chef Robert Bennett of Classic Cake Co. provided $300 worth of pastries from his line of "exclusive dessert delicacies for the most selective tastes." The Philadelphia Brewing Company offered a much appreciated discount.
  • Our Silent Auction contributors provided beautiful pieces and several also attended. John Dorety donated a bar worth $2,500 (pictured below). 

Sunshine Arts Fun Fall FunDraiser
Nov 08 2010

A Black and White Affair

Honoring Ms. Jane Golden,
Founder and Director of The Mural Arts Program

November 14, 2010
3 pm to 8 pm
1325 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(Parking is available in the lot at 10th and Reed.)

Reasons to enjoy yourself at this Sunshine Arts Fundraiser:
  • Silent Auction features the works of notable local artists.
    • Silent Auction ends promptly at 7 pm.
    • Silent Auction contributors are listed HERE.
  • Hors d'oeuvres and light fare will be served.
  • Fine wines will be decanted for your enjoyment.
  • A projection of Sunshine Arts' films will be shown.
  • Musical arrangements will play for your dancing pleasure.
* Black and white attire is requested. *

Sunshine Arts Anti-Drug Film
Oct 16 2010
Our directors-in-training have been given an exciting new assignment.  Ms. Pat Muholland, a social worker at Charles Kelly Elementary School, has asked the Sunshine Arts Film class to create an anti-drug video that will be shown throughout the Upper Darby School District.

The photos below show the work of our Sunshine Arts film crew.

Above: Ms. Pat and the film crew.

On the set!

Shooting in front of the green screen.

This is the same shot as above; however, with the green screen keyed out and a new background superimposed, the scene is transformed and the crew is transported!

Check out more Sunshine Arts Film on the Film Class Page or the Sunshine41 Youtube Channel!
Sunshine Arts FUNdraiser at Dos Segundos
Sep 10 2010
At Dos Segundos, on Tuesday, September 21st, 20% of all proceeds go to Sunshine Arts.

Time: Tuesday, September 21st
          5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Place: Dos Segundos Cantina
           931 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Bring your friends, have some fun, and support Sunshine Arts on September 21st!
Sunshine, Fun, and Great Destinations
Sep 03 2010
Those who attended Sunshine Arts' summer field trip on August 12th enjoyed sunshine, beautiful Philadelphia locations, and great company.  They visited The Academy of Natural Sciences, The Morris Arboretum, and The Whispering Wall.  The wonderful experience is thanks to the contributions of Ann Reed and Cindy Heckscher.

Check back soon to find out about more Sunshine Arts events!

Sunshine Arts on Wikipedia
Jun 25 2010
Sunshine Arts' resident artist, Kat Lehmer, can now be found on Wikipedia!

Kat is currently working on a documentary about Sunshine Arts.  Soon, she plans on conducting interviews with our beloved volunteers, constituents, and friends to add to the documentary footage.
2010 Spring FUNdraiser in Review
Jul 06 2010
Thanks to your generosity and support, Sunshine Arts now has over $15,500 to continue its efforts to create community through the arts!
Our guests, volunteers, and constituents helped make May 20, 2010 a night of delicious food, exciting entertainment, fantastic art and auction items, and tons of fun.

For more pictures, see the Photo Review!

Photos by Evan Falk (www.evanfalk.com).
Runaway Easter Bunny Film
Apr 15 2010

The film class presents special news coverage of the now infamous "Runaway Easter Bunny."

Sunshine Arts at Upper Darby Weed and Seed Community Pride Day 2009
Dec 07 2009

The artists, students, and volunteers of Sunshine Arts contributed in many ways, such as face painting and two dance performances, at this annual event on October 10th.