Dear Fleisher,

Philadelphia’s favorite postcard-sized show returns!
On view September 6 through 16

Now in its eighth edition, Dear Fleisher, creates fun, engaging opportunities for community members to interact with art and artists, while raising $50,000 to support access to the arts for more than 20,000 children and adults from throughout our city.

Join us to experience this remarkable exhibition and collect an original artwork from a selection of more than 500 pieces, affordably priced at $50 each. Artwork is displayed anonymously until sold, creating an even playing field for visitors to react to the merits of each piece. More than 300 artists, from Philadelphia and beyond, have generously donated their work in support of art for all.

First Look Party - Limited Tickets Remaining! Reserve Yours Today.

Thursday, September 6, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
If you want to be among the very first to see Dear Fleisher, join us at the First Look Party. Meet the artists and mingle with fellow cultural supporters, while enjoying the earliest views of the exhibition. Here’s what to expect:

  • Our Artist Committee has curated a special collection of 20 pieces that will be available to bid on in a silent auction to benefit our arts education programs. The auction ends at 8 p.m. All of the artists featured in the special collection also have a piece in the general sale to ensure that the broader community has access to their work at the $50 price.

  • The evening will be hosted by New Dreamz, and you’ll have a chance to get you picture taken at the Cut + Paste Photobooth. Sinceres performs at 8:00 p.m. You’ll leave with a special limited-edition gift you’ve made yourself.

  • Enjoy festive fare from Day by Day and drinks from Flying Fish Brewery and Quaker City Shrubs.

Thank you to our sponsors who have believe that everyone should have access to arts education and creative enrichment:

  • William and Suzanne Sheehan Becker

  • Hal S. Blum

  • Jolley Bruce Christman

  • Denise L. Goren

  • Alan and Greta Greenberger

  • Laura and Nick Hollot

  • Lynne and Harold A. Honickman

  • Deborah Johnston

  • Christopher Shaw

  • Judith Tannenbaum

  • Linda Wingate

  • Micki Young

  • Supporters as of August 22, 2018

Sale of Artwork

Sunday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Join us for the Sale of Artwork when 500 original works of art will be available for purchase, sold first-come, first-serve for $50 each. Join us for music, art-making, and more as we celebrate Fleisher’s 120-year commitment to providing a creative outlet for thousands of people diverse in age, background, and experience. Get ready to enjoy:

  • Free coffee courtesy of Green Street Coffee for the first 50 people in line

  • Artmaking with ColorWheels, Fleisher’s mobile art studio at 12:00 p.m.

  • Music from Sleepy Freak at 3:00 p.m., Boosegumps at 3:45 p.m., and Sitcom at 4:30 p.m.


Questions? Contact Adrianne Toomey, Manager of Special Events, at 215-922-3456 ext. 334 or

Dear Fleisher, Host Committee

  • Hal Blum

  • Dani Geraci

  • Laura S. Hollot

  • Karen A. Melikian

  • Marsha Moss

  • Rebecca O’Leary

  • Liz Price

  • Suzanne Sheehan Becker

  • Micki Young

Dear Fleisher, Artist Committee

  • Darla Jackson

  • Jerry Kaba

  • Shannon Maldonado

  • Sara McCorriston

  • José Ortiz-Pagán

  • Miriam Singer