Community Voices


Community Voices

Ticket Reservations (pay what you wish)

Allens Lane Art Center is proud to present a brand new program for 2020 called Community Voices.  This will be a series of one night, interactive talks by people within our Philadelphia Community.  The Center will be inviting a wide variety of notable guests to present lectures or presentations at this new open forum. These talks will be fun, lively and engaging. Artists, Program Directors, Business owners, Activists, Volunteer Groups, and many others will be invited to give a talk on the Center's main stage about their work and programs.  We will be streaming all of these events online so that anyone can join us.  These talks will be a pay what you wish.

In person:  When Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions allow, we will be able to have no more than 18 guests in our theater space with proper ventilation and spaced seating.  Seating will be limited. Our in-person audiences will be asked to remain masked while in our space. Unfortunately, due to these guidelines, no food or drinks will be permissible in our theater.

Virtual:  We will be streaming our Community Voices event via Zoom.  Our featured guests will give a presentation and then follow up with a Q&A from audience members.  In order to view the events, you will need to register for the event (below).  After you register, you will automatically receive a link to the email address you provide with the link information to the event.



Friday, April 30 @ 7:30pm- Online

A panel presentation and discussion with question and answer session!

Join us as we talk to G-Town Radio Program Director, Joanna Wikander and Station Manager, Tom Casetta along with Local Musicians Bethlehem and Sad Patrick, Cordell Brown, and Eric G. We will talk about how the last year has effected the local music scene, and what is being done keep music alive in our community. Find out what these musicians have been doing over the last year to keep musically engaged, and hear some of their music. Bring your questions and open ears to this entertaining discussion about local radio and music!

Schedule of Speakers

  • Friday, October 9, 2020
    2020-21 Philadelphia Poet Laureate Trapeta Mayson and guest Monnette Sudler, a jazz guitarist and founding member of the sounds of Liberation.
  • Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
    Panel discussion with Tuomi Forrest, Executive Director of Historic Germantown and Amy Ricci, Executive Director of Historic Rittenhouse Town.
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - Local Businesses: Germantown Espresso Bar, Collective Artistry and Young American Cider.
  • Friday, April 30, 2021- Local Music: G-Town Radio: Program Director, Joanna Wikander, and Station Manager, Tom Casetta. Local Musicians: Bethlehem and Sad Patrick, Cordell Brown, and Eric G.
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021- Local Artisans: TBA