Open Source

Open Source

A groundbreaking exhibition of temporary public artworks coming in 2015.

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Industrious Light

Industrious Light

Philadelphia’s industrial past plays the central role in Industrious Light, by artist Phillip Adams.

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Watch Now: Jane Golden on CNBC

Watch Now: Jane Golden on CNBC

Jane Golden was a recent guest on CNBC's Squawk Box. Watch her inspiring segment now.

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Giving Voice to Homeless Youth

Giving Voice to Homeless Youth

journey2home has been a two-year long project to increase awareness about young people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.

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Forever Home

Forever Home

This two-part mural has been created in collaboration with PAWS, to honor our furry companions, and save homeless pets.

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Get to Know Us

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is the largest public art program in the United States. Look here for a brief overview of our programs and initiatives. Explore our history, search for job openings and more.

"I always liked art, but I never had experience before I came here. You can express your feelings through art."

Antoine, 13 years old

"Art heals, art unites, and art changes minds in convincing fashion. Art drives the agenda. Great art is never silent, can’t be ignored and serves poorly the status quo."

Mural Arts Core Value

Take a Tour

Take the Official Tour of the Mural Capital of the World year-round with one of our expert guides

Explore Our Programs

399 inmates and Youth in residential placement centers engaged in Restorative Justice.

66% of ex-offenders return to prison within three years of their release. Through 2011, only 10% of re-entry workers employed by Mural Arts re-offended within a year of their release.

1500 Youth

100% Graduation Rate

MuralArts provides more than 1500 underserved youth with a positive learning experience every year.

Supporting the Creative Economy

Each year Mural Arts employs more than 250 artists, as muralists, assistant artists and instructors, contributing $2.2 million to Philadelphia's creative economy. 

muraLAB

To push our creative boundaries we are developing an experimental creativity hub at Mural Arts called muraLAB. 

Community Investment

Mural Arts Projects are one of the top five investments the city can make on commercial corridors, reducing blight, increasing retail sales, and raising property values (Econsult Corporation 2009).

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Putting Artists in the Driver's Seat

This year, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and artist Phillip Adams embarked on a major project with a new way of conceptualizing our work and putting artists in the driver’s seat. The project is called Industrious Light, and it uses murals to celebrate Philadelphia’s industrial past and present.

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