Off The Wall

The Official Blog of Mural Arts

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Posted 5 June 2015 by Elena Swartz

Making Place by Building Stewardship & Public Art-Making

“Creative placemaking” is the one of the trendiest terms in art and urban design these days, bandied about by artists, urban planners, politicians, and business leaders alike. Some say that the growing role of creative placemaking in arts funding undermines opportunities for artists who struggle to adapt their vision to the requirements of creative placemaking grants. Of course, not every valid and exciting artistic vision fits the tenets of creative placemaking as a physically-based, multi-stakeholder practice.

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Posted 4 June 2015 by RJ Rushmore

Introducing Open Source

This week, the City of Mural Arts Program kicks off Open Source, a citywide public art project which is sure to be the most exciting and innovative art initiative in Philadelphia this year.

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Posted 29 May 2015 by RJ Rushmore

Planting the Seeds of Change

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!

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Posted 13 May 2015 by Rachel Luber Cevera

TBT: Off the Wall Ball 2014

With Wall Ball 2015 coming up next Thursday, May 21, let's #tbt to last year's Off The Wall Ball - the Wall Ball after-party.

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Posted 12 May 2015 by RJ Rushmore

Previewing the Wall Ball Auction

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.

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