Visit Please Touch Museum on Monday, January 15, 2024 for a day of service and community engagement as we celebrate the efforts, achievements, and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The day’s programming will include a resource fair, rap performances by the Young Flames, live painting sessions with Amiracle Artistry, and storytelling with Thembi Palmer. Additionally, families are invited to take part in a community mural as we commit to doing our part to make our community cleaner, safer, and ensure everyone has access to food, education, and housing.
During Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in 2023, Please Touch Museum created a collaborative art mural where children and families could share their hopes and dreams for the city of Philadelphia. A majority of the responses centered on one of three themes: hopes for a safe community, a clean community, and a community where people have access to food, education, and housing.
To continue this work, Please Touch Museum has invited nine community organizations to visit the Museum on January 15 to share what they are doing in these three areas, along with how families can partner with them.
Additionally, visitors are invited to take part in a community commitment mural by making a visual commitment to help make our community cleaner, safer and with greater access. The art project involves creating a piece of “stained glass” in the Creative Arts Studio and adding it to our growing mural.
Music: The Young Flames
11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Watch a performance by the Young Flames, a local youth rap group that uses music to spread positive messages in our community.
Live Art: Amiracle Artistry
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Watch as local Philadelphia artist Amir Campbell (Amiracle) creates a painting of Martin Luther King Jr. in real time.
Story: Harlem Grows
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Interactive storyteller Thembi Palmer shares Harlem Grows, a story about community and sustainability.