JR's Monumental Work for Open Source

JR's Monumental Work for Open Source

In a massive, yet intimate mural, Migrants, Ibrahim, Mingora-Philadelphia, highlights the personal histories of millions of immigrants. learn more

Phillies Mural Dedication

Phillies Mural Dedication

Installation on the Phillies mural has begun. Join us for the dedication August 1.

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Summer Kaleidoscope

Summer Kaleidoscope

Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn's mural at The Oval has created a full-scale kaleidoscope experience for all to enjoy.

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Open Source

Open Source

We've dedicated our first Open Source project, and announced our lineup for the year.

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ArtPlace America Grant

ArtPlace America Grant

We recently received an ArtPlace America Grant for a project with Bartram’s Garden.

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Posted 13 July 2015 by RJ Rushmore

Mural Arts Receives 2015 ArtPlace America Grant

Today, we are honored to announce that we are among 38 recipients of ArtPlace America’s 2015 National Grants Program. ArtPlace, one of the nation’s largest philanthropies dedicated to creative placemaking, is investing $415,000 in Southwest Philadelphia to further integrate arts and culture into the field of community planning and development. ArtPlace selected Mural Arts from a pool of nearly 1,300 applicants.

"I always liked art, but I never had experience before I came here. You can express your feelings through art."

Antoine, 13 years old

"Art heals, art unites, and art changes minds in convincing fashion. Art drives the agenda. Great art is never silent, can’t be ignored and serves poorly the status quo."

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muraLAB

muraLAB is the Mural Arts Program’s creativity hub for investigating muralism in the twenty-first century  a think-tank for advancing Mural Arts’ vision for art igniting change in communities, city systems and artistic practice.

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Restorative Justice.

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

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Art Education:

Be a Philadelphia Original

We offer year-round art instruction at no cost to Philadelphia youth ages 10 to 22. Our program invites you to take risks in your art, give voice to your experiences, and illustrate the world as you see it.

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Porch Light

The Porch Light Program is a groundbreaking public art approach to achieving health and wellness in Philadelphia.

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Community Investment

Mural Arts Projects are one of the top five investments the city can make on commercial corridors, reducing blight, increasing retail sales, and raising property values (Econsult Corporation 2009).

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