Participants describe the Teen Lounge as a “stress-free,” “friendly” environment, where they can “meet people from lots of different backgrounds and make friends.” With guidance from Fleisher’s Teen Lounge Monitor, teens develop their own creative program by choosing the artists with whom they wish to work. Projects are often collaborative and rely on a strong group dynamic, allowing teens to explore media ranging from clay, painting, and silkscreen to stop motion animation and darkroom photography.

Teen Lounge was recently featured by The Wallace Foundation as one of eight outstanding afterschool programs. Read more and download the full report.

Questions about Teen Lounge?
Contact the Teen Lounge Coordinator at

Teen Lounge Schedule

Teen Lounge runs Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. when Philadelphia schools are in session. There’s no need to register, just stop by the front desk and sign in.

Interested in becoming a Teen Lounge teaching artist?

Teen Lounge provides opportunities for its young artists to work with experienced teaching artists from around the region. Participating teens evaluate proposals submitted by potential Teaching Artists through a request for proposals process. Currently, Teen Lounge is accepting proposals for fall 2018 projects. The deadline to answer the RFP is May 30. Learn more about the opportunity.

Teen Lounge is Made Possible in Part By:

  • Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation

  • Sheila Fortune Foundation