APRIL 5, from 6 – 9 pm  at The Franklin Institute

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Each year, Art-Reach honors individuals and/or organizations doing exemplary work in the world of cultural accessibility. As leaders in the field, Art-Reach is thrilled to celebrate the work being done by our partners to increase cultural engagement of underserved audiences, with a special focus on individuals with disabilities and those facing economic challenges.  The Cultural Access Awards provides an ideal forum to celebrate the work of our partners, highlight their achievements and shine a light on the work Art-Reach does to expand cultural accessibility every day.   The night will be filled with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, an award ceremony and a fully accessible tour of The Brain to give our guests the Art-Reach experience. The award ceremony also acts as an annual fundraiser for Art-Reach, providing essential support to continue their work in mobilizing thousands of individuals to engage with the vibrant arts and culture in the Philadelphia Region.


Mimi Kenney Smith

Mimi Kenney Smith former Producing Artistic Director, Amaryllis Theatre Co. and Executive Director, VSA (Very Special Arts) of Pennsylvania. Mimi has been a champion for the disability community through her work with performers with disabilities and pushing the cultural community forward with accessibility training and knowledge. Mimi’s collaborative style led to the Independence Starts Here initiative with Art-Reach to equip local theaters with accessible equipment for live performances. She currently works as a scenic painter at Delaware County Community College and continues to provide accessibility training for theaters and museums throughout Pennsylvania.


The Franklin Institute is dedicated to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake, Benjamin Franklin. In recent years The Franklin has consistently proven its commitment to cultural accessibility, and Art-Reach is thrilled to recognize these efforts.


COMHAR‘s mission is to provide health and human services that empower individuals, families and communities to live healthier, self-determined lives. They have been members of Art-Reach since 2007, and engage their participants in a vast array of cultural experiences through Art-Reach.


2016 Benefit Committee

Michael Norris, chair

Marcie Bramucci

Alice Dolbin

Fran Fulton

Philip Hawkins

Cheryl  Kauffman

Nancy Shure

Catherine Samson

Jami Lynn Slotnick

Harvey Swedloff

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Special Thanks to our Sponsors!


Pat’s King of Steaks, Lead Sponsor

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