July 26, 2015
JUSTIN PARKER learned much more on his neighborhood basketball court than how to shoot a free throw.
"I learned how to treat people," the 17-year-old said of his time on the pavement in Oxford Circle. "Being on that court taught me respect."
July 14, 2015
$415,000 Grant Will Fund Art@Bartram’s in Southwest Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA – The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program announced today that it is among 38 recipients of ArtPlace America’s 2015 National Grants Program. ArtPlace, one of the nation’s largest philanthropies dedicated to creative placemaking, is investing $415,000 in Southwest Philadelphia to further integrate arts and culture into the field of community planning and development. ArtPlace selected Mural Arts from a pool of nearly 1,300 applicants.
July 13, 2015
Groundbreaking Exhibition of Temporary Outdoor Public Art Announces Full List of Projects and October Schedule of Events
PHILADELPHIA – June 4, 2015 – Today, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program announced plans for the projects of 14 renowned artists for Open Source: Engaging Audiences in Public Space. In addition, the dedication of the first Open Source projects, Steps and Pyramid skateable sculptures by Jonathan Monk, took place today in Paine’s Park, at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia
June 4, 2015
June 4, 2015
Wells Fargo will sponsor the commemorative mural; “Paint Days” to be held throughout the region to engender community engagement.
Philadelphia, PA (May 28, 2015) – The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 and The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program today announced plans to create a mural honoring the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 and the historic visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia in September 2015.
May 28, 2015
In the courtyard of City Hall, behind the cover of a temporary chain-link barrier, artists have spent the last few weeks constructing a monument within a monument - a scrap-wood counterpoint to the ornate marble of City Hall and the slick granite of Dilworth Park.
May 15, 2015
Can public art promote public health? This is the central question addressed in this four-year evaluation of the Porch Light Program, a collaborative endeavor of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS).
May 11, 2015