Off The Wall

The Official Blog of Mural Arts

Posted 26 March 2015 by RJ Rushmore

Mural Arts Tours Revamped for 2015, a Q&A with Ellen Soloff

This year our mural tours are undergoing a major upgrade. We have a new office, new routes, and new ways to see murals.

In January, the Mural Arts tours offices moved to a brand new location at the centrally located Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) on Broad Street, and we've already made our mark on the neighborhood, thanks to a mural installation on our windows by PAFA alum Ben Volta.

Posted 16 March 2015 by Shari Hersh

journey2home Participants Continue to Share Their Stories

journey2home, Mural Arts’ socially engaged public art project about youth housing insecurity, ended last October with the dedication of Home Safe, a major public art piece in West Philadelphia. (Read and see more about journey2home here.) But journey2home is proving to have a ripple effect, as news outlets pick up the art and stories that came out of the project. Most excitingly, involved youth have been asked to speak at conferences in Harrisburg, Washington D.C., and Connecticut.

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Posted 3 March 2015 by Steve Weinik

Jane Golden Awarded Philadelphia Magazine's Trailblazer Award

Last Friday, Mural Arts Executive Director Jane Golden was presented with Philadelphia Magazine's Trailblazer Award, in recognition of her lifelong dedication to public art in Philadelphia. The award has been given since 2005 to honor women who "epitomize excellence in their field or community" and to spotlight leaders who are shaping our region's future.

Posted 3 February 2015 by RJ Rushmore

Meet the Love Train Wedding Couple

This Sunday, February 8, 2015 from noon to 3 p.m., Mural Arts celebrates the five-year anniversary of its landmark Love Letter project and marriage equality in Pennsylvania with Love Train 2015, a very special Valentine's version of our Love Letter tours. Love Train 2015 is a one-of-a-kind, can't-miss ride, and tickets are still available.

Posted 2 February 2015 by RJ Rushmore

Jane Golden: A Philly Trailblazer

“Community-based public art has an uncanny ability to shine a light on our diversity while also shining a light on our commonality.” — Jane Golden