Join us for a FREE, Fun Tour!

Join us for a FREE, Fun Tour!

We’re kicking off our 2015 tour season with the launch of the first-ever mural Scavenger Hunt. Join us for this FREE, family-friendly event.

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Building Brotherhood: Engaging Males of Color

Building Brotherhood: Engaging Males of Color

Following President Obama's 2014 challenge, join us at a launch event to discuss current issues faced by men and boys of color in Philadelphia.

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Find us on the Google Art Project

Find us on the Google Art Project

We've joined Google’s Street Art collection. Learn more and explore our exhibits today!

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Neighborhood Time Exchange

Neighborhood Time Exchange

Time Exchange is based on a simple model: A community gives artists studio space, and the artists commit time to community-identified projects.

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Mural Tours

Mural Tours

This spring, we're introducing a whole new array of tours. Choose your tour today!

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Open Source

Open Source

A groundbreaking exhibition of temporary public artworks coming in this year!

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Take a Tour

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

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Posted 16 March 2015 by Shari Hersh

journey2home Participants Continue to Share Their Stories

journey2home, Mural Arts’ socially engaged public art project about youth housing insecurity, ended last October with the dedication of Home Safe, a major public art piece in West Philadelphia. (Read and see more about journey2home here.) But journey2home is proving to have a ripple effect, as news outlets pick up the art and stories that came out of the project. Most excitingly, involved youth have been asked to speak at conferences in Harrisburg, Washington D.C., and Connecticut.

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"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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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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muraLAB

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

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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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