About the project
The Djanogly Visual Arts Center is an art education center for adults, youth and children. The center expanded on and provided a larger, permanent home for the former Gonen Plastic Arts Workshop. The center hosts a range of activities for 400-600 participants each week, from joint workshops for parents and children to professional enrichment programs for art teachers to creative encounters for Jewish and Arab children. The Jerusalem Foundation supported construction of the facility in the Katamon Dalet neighborhood and includes a gallery displaying student work, an outer courtyard and a central area for environmental sculpture and workshops in ceramics, jewelry making, painting, photography, lithography and theatrical makeup. The Foundation continues to support periodic building renovations and has supported a Jewish-Arab summer camp, workshops for children from east Jerusalem, programs for elderly women and activities for children with special needs.