14 February 2010
Market Street from 45th - 63rd
One of the most (if not the most) popular projects in our history is Steve Powers' Love Letter. Composed of a series of 50 rooftop murals from 45th to 63rd Streets along the Market Street corridor, the murals collectively express a love letter from a guy to a girl, from an artist to his hometown, and from local residents to their neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The murals are best viewed from the Market/Frankford El.
Powers, a West Philadelphia native now based in New York, is a former graffiti writer who became an established studio artist, illustrator, and Fulbright scholar. In Powers’ own words, Love Letter is “a letter for one, with meaning for all” and speaks to all residents who have loved and for those who long for a way to express that love to the world around them. He considers the project “my chance to put something on these rooftops that people would care about”
Love Letter recieved national and international attention and has been profiled in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and PBS. Mural Arts continues to run tours of the project. Find out more on our Tour Page.
To view a full interactive feature on Love Letter with more pictures, audio, video and more, click here.