Makers, Artists & Creatives
WE HAVE HEARD AUTHORS REMARK, "I only truly know myself when I am writing." The arts speak to our most honest selves, whether it is through words, movement, a lens, a brush, or simply our hands. The arts express our dreams, our fears, our hopes, and our humanity.
West Chester, with a historical tradition of valuing and cultivating the arts, is notably abundantRead on →
Setting the Stage for COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
226 North High Street 484.639.9004
West Chester needs a theatre. UPTOWN! Entertainment Alliance is a non-profit organization that started as a conversation among friends. Three years later that conversation has evolved into a realized and passionate plan to bring a theatre to West Chester, Pennsylvania. With the combined efforts of the surroundingRead on →
6th ANNUAL PRESERVATION AWARDS
Elevating appreciation of West Chester’s rich character and encouraging the preservation of its historic integrity.
ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS of the 6th ANNUAL PRESERVATION AWARDS
Hors d’oeuvres and a light buffet by Limoncello. Wine & Beer included.
5:30pm Thurs, October 20, 2016
225 N High St, West Chester
Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com. $25 perRead on →
Rotary Goes to New Heights
BUILDING ADVENTURE is the Philadelphia Outward Bound School's signature fundraiser, where over 100 participants will rappel 29 stories down Brandywine Realty Trust’s Commerce Square Building in Center City, Philadelphia on October 21. Funds raised enable the Philadelphia Outward Bound School to deliver its mission of changing lives through challenge andRead on →
Friday, October 7, 2016
5pm to 9pm (Rain or Shine!)
An eclectic mix of gallery receptions and one-night exhibits is what makes Gallery Walk an evening of fun and surprises. No matter what your budget, you're sure to find a favorite. The event runs from 5pm to 9pm. Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce.
Free parking during Gallery Walk atRead on →
Fresh Face: Tono Group
WE'RE ON A MISSION to redefine architecture. For 15 years we’ve thoughtfully pursued an ambitious path to simplify the design-build process and unleash the possibilities of what architecture can achieve.
We’ve done that by harnessing the power of our family of companies: RETRO Development, TONO Architects, PROTO Construction, and Interiors by DECO. By workingRead on →
THE MEDIUM EACH of our creatives uses to express themselves is as varied as our town. From the visual arts to performance arts, from the art of leadership to the art of expression without sound, the creatives are putting their own unique mark on the arts and culture scene of West Chester.
Left to Right:
ALEJANDRO LEMUSRead on →
Alejandro Lemus is a third generation
Giving Back: Steffi Swope
The ideal image of america has long been the melting pot, where people from different cultures offer their unique talents and perspectives for the greater benefit of society. West Chester, like most towns and cities today, is a microcosm of that melting pot and a good exemplar of that notion is Steffi Swope, who has lived in West Chester for 40 years. ButRead on →
Authentic: Althea Hutchinson
THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD West Chester resident Althea Hutchinson was diagnosed with cancer in her left eye just after her first birthday. To make sure they got it all, the doctors took her eye and all the muscles in the socket and gave her a prosthetic eye that’s virtually unnoticeable. And the best part is that the initial unfortunate diagnosis hasn’t slowed her down.Read on →
Hasten To Assist: West Chester Fire Department
2016 Social Mission Partner: West Chester Fire Department
GOOD WILL FIRE COMPANY is part of the West Chester Fire Department along with First West Chester and Fame fire companies. Good Will is a 100% volunteer fire service that protects the lives and property of the communities of the Borough of West Chester, West Goshen Township, Westtown Township, BirminghamRead on →
The Fig Brandywine Traveler
ENJOY AND EXPLORE THE BRANDYWINE VALLEY. Perhaps the best part of Southeast Pennsylvania is the more than 100 attractions, each less than an hour’s drive from West Chester. This makes the Brandywine Valley an adventure for everyone, whether it’s canoeing on the Brandywine River, strolling through museums and art galleries, or exploring the vibrant downtowns.Read on →