Historically, the arts were an important part of how settlement houses served their communities.

From its inception the Settlement House Movement viewed the arts as a means for strengthening community life, re-spiriting the aspirations of individuals of all ages, and building mutually beneficial relationships between people from diverse backgrounds and classes. [Culturebot]

Good Neighbor House has sought out “resident volunteers” – our live-in workers – with arts backgrounds in order to help make Good Neighbor House a site of beauty and creativity. Whether it’s beautifying our grounds and exterior, presenting concerts on our back porch, or art classes inside, we believe that bringing the arts to our neighborhood is an important part of our mission.

At 3pm on the first Sunday of most months, neighbors gather for our Acoustic Jam and Crafternoon. Bring your instrument or your voice and make music with your neighbors! Or just come and listen. Songbooks are provided, or share something you’ve been working on. Or join adults and kids in the next room to create something unique and all your own. We ask crafters to contribute a bit toward supplies; music jam is free.

Check our Events Page on Facebook for more information about upcoming art events, or call or email us with questions.