Wall Ball 2014

Wall Ball 2014

Join us for our annual fundraiser event. This year we honor Mural Arts Board Chair Joe Goldblum, M. Night Shyamalan, and Shepard Fairey.

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NEW Book For Sale Now!

NEW Book For Sale Now!

Purchase our newest book: Philadelphia Mural Arts @ 30, edited by Jane Golden and David Updike.

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A Symposium on Mass Incarceration

A Symposium on Mass Incarceration

As the capstone to an ongoing art and community conversation, our Restorative Justice department is planning a symposium for the Spring.

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Front Page, Above the Fold

Front Page, Above the Fold

The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a front page story on our new Rowing Mural project.

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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

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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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Posted 17 April 2014 by Julius Ferraro

We the Weeds: Story Elicitation at the Rec Center

Written by Julius Ferraro and Shari Hersh

Last Saturday, with its cloudless sky and spring warmth, may have been the most perfect day of the year thus far, and we spent it outside. At the Conestoga Rec Center in West Philadelphia, Mural Arts’ Restored Spaces Initiative, the Trust for Public Land, and artists We the Weeds painted, snacked on cookies, and talked horticulture with community members.

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