SUPPORT THE ONLY PHILADELPHIA YOUTH ARTS ORGANIZATION OF ITS KIND
We use creativity to transform and enrich young lives. We believe community means family, all kids deserve healthy food, and nature is for everyone.
A small donation will help us support more children and families in our neighborhood.
Support Our Programming
Help us stock up on craft supplies, paper, healthy snacks, and more for our daily after-school art classes.
Sunshine Arts Community Garden
Passionate about all things green? We are, too! Our garden project includes plans for fresh vegetables, beautifying flowers, and rejuvenating green space.
Join Our Community
Want to stay in touch with Sunshine Arts? Curious about our next event or current classes? Stay in the know by joining our email mailing list or following us on Facebook.
Fun Events Twice a Year
Every spring and fall, we gather with our friends and supporters to celebrate our mission of creating community through the arts. Each event features a different theme that allows us to explore a wide variety of art, music, and cuisine.
Sunshine Arts envisions a community of families and neighbors connected by a deep reverence for all life. All people should be empowered to live successful, productive lives.
The mission of Sunshine Arts is to assist children and community members in developing tools that enable them to succeed academically and become constructive members of society. We lead by example and provide a safe, nurturing environment for students to grow and explore their creative expression.
What Is Sunshine Arts?
Sunshine Arts is an inspired artist in residence and outreach outlet where neighborhood children can gather and learn the wonderful worlds of art, science, nature, literature, dance, and music.
Ms. Sheila Modglin started Sunshine Arts at 41 Sunshine Road in the summer of 2004. She invited children from the neighborhood to listen to stories as they sat around the fish pond in the front yard. The kids enjoyed helping to water the plants and feed the fish.
Since then the organization has grown significantly. Now, resident artists Mr. Patrick O’Banion, Ms. Kat Lehmer, and Mr. Fen Jeeters teach classes to children of all ages from the community. Classes are scheduled after school during the week and on Saturdays. Regardless of the listed class schedule, children come to Sunshine Arts daily to talk, do crafts or get help with homework. Often, they enjoy Mr. Patrick’s fresh baked bread, homemade soup, cookies, or other wholesome snacks when they visit.
The goal of Sunshine Arts is to enhance the education and personal growth of our future generations. Executive director, Sheila Modglin grew up with a very strong sense of community within her family; “We would do any thing for each other. I want to share the sense of community that I have in my life with all the beautiful people right here surrounding this home. The house itself is a manifestation of living art and was accomplished through hard work from my generous and creative family and friends.”
Spring Fundraiser Photos
See the photos on our Facebook page.
41 Sunshine Road
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Parking for Sunshine Arts is available in the public parking lot, marked below on the map. Our neighbors thank you very much for using this lot. Entrance to the parking lot is off of West Chester Pike at 7301 W. Chester Pike Upper Darby 19082.
Sunshine Arts is located a block from the Golf Road corner of the parking lot by the playground. Walk through the lot, cross Golf Rd., continue walking to Sunshine Rd, and turn right to 41 Sunshine Rd.
Sunshine Arts is made possible by the generosity of our supporters.
Thank You for Your Support!
Sunshine Arts relies on the generosity of its supporters. Sunshine Arts is a 501(c)3 not for profit entity and all the funds we receive are used to provide programs for its students. We hold fund raisers each year, but you can also make unplanned donations through this web page. Your donations are tax deductible and upon receipt of your donation we will provide you with a certificate.
Sunshine Arts Donations
Please use a form below to make a donation. (Donations made with this form do not allow you to reserve tickets for a Sunshine Arts event. Please use the event form for tickets.)
Click the Donate button below to make a donation via PayPal. (Donations via PayPal do not allow you to reserve tickets for a Sunshine Arts event. Please use the event form for tickets.)
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