Guests enjoy the exhibition on view

Our Space

 

Located in Philadelphia’s burgeoning Chinatown North neighborhood, Asian Arts Initiative is a multidisciplinary arts center where all people — across experience and skill levels, age, race, and class backgrounds — can view and create art that reflects our lives, as well as think critically and creatively about the future we want to build for our communities.

Our multi-tenant arts facility, situated in a former Warner Brothers screening house, serves as a resource for the broader cultural community, with individual artist studios as well as organizational and program space — including room for workshops and meetings; gallery and exhibition areas; and a black-box-style theater. Our building community is comprised of long-term and short-term tenants: mission-aligned service and arts organizations, artists, community groups, and more. 

 

A musician plays a guitar in front of a projector screen in the black box theater

Theater

Performance & Event Space

Located on the first floor of Asian Arts Initiative, the Theater is an ADA-accessible multi-use black box space ideal for presentations, panel discussions, community meetings, theatrical productions, variety performances, film screenings, and special celebrations

864 sq ft (48' x 18') | more...

People participate in a workshop in Studio B

Studio B

Meeting Space

Located on the second floor of Asian Arts Initiative, Studio B is an ADA-accessible multi-use space ideal for meetings, staff retreats, rehearsals, auditions, intimate performances, pop-up exhibitions, and small celebrations

850 sq ft (49'9" x 19') | more...

People participate in a group discussion in studio C

Studio C

Multi-Use Studio 

Located on the second floor of Asian Arts Initiative, Studio C is an ADA-accessible multi-use space ideal for dance and fitness classes, wellness retreats, rehearsals, auditions, intimate performances, pop-up exhibitions, meetings, and small celebrations

1,019 sq ft (53'8" x 19') | more...

People dance in the event hall.

Event Hall

Reception & Event Space

Located on the third floor of Asian Arts Initiative, the Event Hall is an ADA-accessible multi-use space ideal for large-scale events like banquets, receptions, fundraisers, weddings, bat/bar mitzvahs, fashion shows, and theatrical productions

3,524 sq ft (75'8" x 46'7") | more...