Off The Wall

The Official Blog of Mural Arts

Posted 29 September 2014 by Virginia Harrison

Support Mural Arts by driving a cool car

Zipcar unveiled its 2014 Mural Arts car at Greenfest Philly on September 7—with plenty of rave reviews.

“This is the coolest car!” exclaimed a 10-year-old girl as she walked up to the Honda Fit “Pocus” car wrapped in Benjamin Volta’s We Are All Neurons. The girl proceeded to pose for numerous pictures with the car for her mother and besieged Volta with a number of questions between smiles.

tags: Ben Volta, Zipcar
Posted 29 September 2014 by RJ Rushmore

Catch Mural Arts on the PECO Crown Lights and win

October is Mural Arts Month!

Posted 29 September 2014 by Joe Goldblum

Joe Goldblum reflects on the Mural Arts Program

At the September meeting of the Mural Arts Advocates and after six years as Board Chair, I passed the gavel to my able successor, David Pudlin. While good nonprofit governance requires an orderly succession plan and new leaders with new ideas, I exit reluctantly because I have loved being Chair of this incredible organization. Yes, it was hard work – early morning meetings; major crises and creative solutions; financial roadblocks; and always balancing the artistic big-vision agenda with the pragmatic and obtainable.

tags: Joe Goldblum
Posted 26 September 2014 by RJ Rushmore

Mural Arts on CBS and The Huffington Post

The Mural Arts Program was recently featured on both CBS and The Huffington Post.

tags: Chip Thomas
Posted 17 September 2014 by RJ Rushmore

journey2home in the National Spotlight

Reporter Kelly Wright of the Fox News Channel recently profiled the Mural Arts Program and our journey2home project in West Philadelphia as part of his Beyond the Dream series for the America's News Headquarters program.

The 2-part series has drawn national attention to issues of housing insecurity and its impact on young people in Philadelphia. Watch the series in the videos below...