a humble start…

Like every great idea Arts In The Industry was created during drinks and a passionate conversation with some friends. Founder Alison Hangen realized that most of her colleagues in the restaurant industry were also artists who had no outlet to sell or display their work due to long hours waiting tables or slugging drinks behind the bar. So she gave them their first spotlight at Olde Bar in 2015, which, due to its success was the match that ignited Arts In The Industry’s debut in the Philadelphia creative scene.

what we do…

We create opportunities for the abundance of artists in and out of the hospitality world; whether we are creating community connections, offering resources like a creative space, or conceptualizing and executing unique events catered to optimal collaboration and sales. We bridge the gap between restaurants, large-scale liquor brands and artists. We are the brokers of all things Philadelphia creative. We aren’t just a resource for artists; we’re also a resource for buyers and brands. We are the liaison between those who have talent and those who are seeking talent. We are the rolodex of local dreamers and creators. We are Arts in The Industry.