The Moonstone Arts Center promotes creative exchange through diverse cultural programs. Each year Moonstone produces over 200 public events including poetry, author appearances, music, theater and film at our location in Center City, Philadelphia. We also organize collaborative programs such as Thomas Paine: The Forgotten Founding Father and John Brown: 150 Years Later.
One of our most successful annual programs is Poetry Ink: 100 Poets Read, seven hours of poetry, food, and conversation with poetry lovers from around the area during Poetry Month in April. In addition to the reading, we produce a chapbook each year with one page for each reader who chooses to be included.
We believe that the arts, creativity, and imagination are essential aspects of life, learning and community. The Moonstone Arts Center is a division of Moonstone Inc., which also operates the Moonstone Preschool in South Philadelphia.
Moonstone supplies an inexpensive forum for emerging and established artists to gather and perform. Many of our events are free, and the others are low cost. Given the changes in the non-profit world and shrinking support from government and corporate sources, we need to reach out to you. We invite you to become part of our community, to present your work, to come and hear others, and to support us in our work. Moonstone is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible.
Thank You, Moonstone Supporters
Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League
Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation
National Archives and Records Administration: Mid-Atlantic Region
Pennsylvania Abolition Society
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA)
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Philadelphia Cultural Fund
Samuel S. Fels Fund
William Penn Foundation
Annual Membership Levels
Moonstone - $25
Members receive announcements of programs by email, as well as discounts on Moonstone merchandise and from area merchants such as Robin’s Book Store.
Opal - $50
Members receive all the benefits of Moonstone Level plus invitations to “members only” receptions with authors and speakers from selected events throughout the year.
Pearl - $100
Members receive all the benefits of Opal Level plus a free copy of the year’s Poetry Ink Chapbook in a classy Moonstone tote bag.
Sapphire - $250
Members receive all the benefits of Pearl Level plus inclusion in an annual writers’ workshop.
Emerald - $1000
Members receive all the benefits of Sapphire Level plus a memorable dinner with a well known author and recognition in our publications.
Ruby - $2500
Members choosing this highest level receive all the benefits of Emerald Level plus recognition in our publications, and free admission to all Moonstone programs.
All memberships extend one year from date of payment.
Download the membership form here: Membership Form, then send it to
110A S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
or drop by the store and pick up a form in person.