2020 marks our fifth year. Monday, November 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm at Aksum Café on 4630 Baltimore Avenue we will honor and share the legacies of the late great internationally known visual artist CAL MASSEY and world renowned saxophonist BOOTSIE BARNES with original PORTRAIT AWARDs
by visual artists Terrell Johnson and Damon Bain, respectively.
Co-Founder of one of America's oldest African American art galleries, the international October Gallery, MERCER REDCROSS will receive Philadelphia Legacies'
Lifetime Achievement Award.
Our COMMUNITY LEADER AWARD will be bestowed upon
Last, but not least, is our YOUNG PERSON TO WATCH AWARD which goes to
MASKS REQUIRED - LIMITED SEATING FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING
2020 PHILADELPHIA LEGACIES is sponsored in part by
Philadelphia Legacies (PL) is quickly embarking on its fIfth year. Each year we have exceeded our expectations, and it has become clear that we will be an important annual celebration for years to come.
PL highlights those Philadelphians who have made major contributions to our city by creating beautiful portraits commissioned to outstanding local artists, presents awards to unsung heroes working in our communities, run historic tours through Philadelphia neighborhoods, and raise money for nonprofits in Philadelphia which combat poverty. We also hold networking meetings so that those supporting Philadelphia Legacies can benefit from each other’s resources and wisdom.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals, continue to share our great Philadelphia legacies, and support non-profits combating poverty.