The Mt. Airy Community Church hosted its open mic this past weekend at the Moving Arts of Mt. Airy studio.
The Mt. Airy Community Church is the host location three open mic nights a year. A wide range of talent from music to rap to poetry is featured.
Cindy Lees, the coordinator for the open mic event, says these kinds of events allow local residents to express their creativity.
“It is a lot of fun to see all the talent in the neighborhood and give people a place to express that,” Lees said.
Heather Drew, a participant and Mt. Airy resident, says an abundance of hidden local talent emerges through this platform to perform.
“There are a lot of artists here and I think a lot of people don’t get a chance to show their art to people, especially performing arts,” Drew said.
The Moving Arts of Mt. Airy studio, located at 6819 Greene St. is a facility that provides a range of activities from art exhibits to classes for dance and music.
Studio owner Pam Rogow , said the Open Mic Night showcases the creativity of the community.
“We have an enormous local talent pool,” Rogow said. “This event has really done well for Mt. Airy.”
The next Mt. Airy Open Mic Night is scheduled for the fall.
Thomas Cochet and Michelle Zei are students at Temple University. Philadelphia Neighborhoods, a NewsWorks content partner, is an initiative of the Temple Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab.