journey2home on Fox News

journey2home on Fox News

journey2home, our most recent project addressing housing insecurity for young people in Philadelphia, was featured twice on Fox News.

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Lotus Diamond by Shepard Fairey

Lotus Diamond by Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey and his team worked with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program to produce his first large-scale mural in the city

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Mapping Freire

Mapping Freire

Our newest mural in center city Philadelphia is being dedicated.

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Amplify

Amplify

A new mural by Ben Volta and the Guild Program at Union Transfer

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NEW Book For Sale Now!

NEW Book For Sale Now!

Purchase our newest book: Philadelphia Mural Arts @ 30, edited by Jane Golden and David Updike.

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psychylustro

psychylustro

How can a train ride become a voyage of the imagination?

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Get to Know Us

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is the largest public art program in the United States. Look here for a brief overview of our programs and initiatives. Explore our history, search for job openings and more.

"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."

Mural Arts Core Value

Take a Tour

Take the Official Tour of the Mural Capital of the World year-round with one of our expert guides

Explore Our Programs

399 inmates and Youth in residential placement centers engaged in Restorative Justice.

66% of ex-offenders return to prison within three years of their release. Through 2011, only 10% of re-entry workers employed by Mural Arts re-offended within a year of their release.

1500 Youth

100% Graduation Rate

MuralArts provides more than 1500 underserved youth with a positive learning experience every year.

Supporting the Creative Economy

Each year Mural Arts employs more than 250 artists, as muralists, assistant artists and instructors, contributing $2.2 million to Philadelphia's creative economy. 

muraLAB

To push our creative boundaries we are developing an experimental creativity hub at Mural Arts called muraLAB. 

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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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...

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