Last week at Wall Ball 2015, we celebrated your help in planting the seeds of change through our work in Philadelphia. We also honored three people that we feel exemplify the commitment to people and cities that we aim for every day: Connor Barwin, Tony Schneider and Caledonia Curry aka SWOON. One highlight of Wall Ball was the series of videos we produced to highlight some of our recent work and also introduce two of our honorees. Check them out!
For this year's Wall Ball, we've put together an exciting collection of items and experiences for our live and silent auctions. In our silent auction, we have artwork by muralists we've worked with including Phillip Adams, How and Nosm (pictured above), and Joe Boruchow. There are also unique opportunities like a day in D.C. courtesy of Senator Bob Casey and dinner at Marc Vetri’s Lo Spiedo.
On Wednesday, April 8, we were at City Hall to kick off Building Brotherhood: Engaging Males of Color, our new project inspired by President Obama’s nationwide My Brother's Keeper initiative.
In recent days, there have been a number of public discussions, largely on social media, about the fate of one of Mural Arts’ most iconic murals: South Philly Musicians, painted by artist Peter Pagast in 2004 and located on 9th and Wharton Streets.