Community Engagement is our Focus

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change.

For over 30 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts engages communities in 50–100 public art projects each year, and maintains its growing collection through a restoration initiative. Core Mural Arts programs such as Art Education, Restorative Justice, and Porch Light yield unique, project-based learning opportunities for thousands of youth and adults.

Explore this section of our site to learn more about this programming.

"The mural tour was the unexpected highlight of my family’s visit to Philadelphia."

Carol from New Jersey

"I needed direction in my life, and I found it with Mural Arts."

Eric, Art Education Student

Art Education

Be a Philadelphia Original.

Restorative Justice

We incorporate the concepts of restorative justice through art instruction, mural making, and community service work.

Restored Spaces

A series of public art and community outreach projects that promote stewardship of the environment.

Porch Light

Why are we working so closely with the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)?