Every story of change begins with the seed of an idea. The first sketches of a mural. The blueprint for a local park. A second chance for a neighbor in need. These ideas, when nurtured, can ...
World Communications Charter School
512 S. Broad Street (South Street entrance)
Legendary ©2013 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program/Amber Art & Design featuring Tatyana Fazlalizadeh
Join Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, and the entire Roots band to celebrate a monumental mural created in their honor. Designed and implemented by Amber Art and Design featuring Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the mural pays tribute to the world’s most well-known hip hop band and our hometown heroes.
Launched in the Fall of 2011, this multifaceted project included a talkback lecture series, “Roots 101” curriculum for youth in our Art Education Program, and citywide engagement via paint days.
The dedication features food, music, giveaways, and, of course, a special appearance by The Roots.
The Mural Arts Program provides free, year-round art education to over 1,500 youth throughout the city of Philadelphia.
FUNDERS: City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund
of the Philadelphia Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC), Philly360°, F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, Heineken, United States Department of Justice
PARTNERS: World Communications Charter School, SEFG Entertainment, LLC, Little Giant Media, two.one.five magazine, Coolhunter LLC
SPECIAL THANKS TO: The Roots Management: Richard Nichols, Shawn Gee, and Joseph “AJ Shine” Simmons, Brad Rubens, Esq.