Street Art

Posted 21 October 2015 by Carly Rapaport-Stein

The Barra Foundation Talks Open Source

A few weeks ago, Barra Foundation President Kristina (Tina) Wahl sat down with me to discuss what piqued the Foundation’s interest in Open Source. Read on for Tina’s take on innovation, art, and the trending currents happening in and around Philadelphia.

Carly: Tell me a little bit about the Barra Foundation.

Posted 6 November 2013 by Steve Weinik


If you spend any time at all tuned into street art in Philadelphia, then you know Joe Boruchow. His black and white wheatpastes are unmistakable. While the work isn’t sanctioned, his public compositions on mailboxes, big belly trash cans and other 2d surfaces are so thoughtful in placement and clean in design, that they’re often mistaken for legal artwork.

Posted 8 October 2013 by Anonymous

70 x 7 The Meal, act XXXIV - Been There, Loved That

by Kario Oriolo

“We had to find a way.”

Those were the words of Jane Golden, Mural Arts’ Executive Director, when the federal government shutdown threatened the viability of 70 x 7 The Meal, act XXXIV, originally slated to be held on Independence Mall.

Posted 14 February 2013 by Anonymous

Love is in the Air: The Love Train Tour

Love is in the Air: The Love Train Tour
By Latanya Vicks

Graffiti Boy meets girl. Girl has their child. Boy gets in some trouble and goes away. Boy returns only to find girl won’t take him back unless he gets his act together. Boy shapes up and leaves her love notes along her daily commute…Girl takes him back!” – A Love Letter For You (film) by Joey Garfield

Posted 16 November 2012 by map_admin

Cool Things: Printable 3D Graffiti

A sandstone block built from lego, blending real objects with 3d prints from Greg Petchkovsky on Vimeo.

What happens when you combine 3D printing artists? Watch the video above to see something you probably weren't expecting to see. This is the kind of stuff that gives us ideas...

Posted 28 September 2012 by RJ Rushmore

Guest Blogger RJ Rushmore on Our Growing Street Cred

* Off the Wall says: With our new blog, we invite voices from outside Mural Arts to contribute to the conversation. Want to contribute? Write us at offthewall [at] gmail [dot] com