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September 30, 2014

October Is Mural Arts Month: Our Top Picks Of Events Celebrating The City Of Philadelphia’s Incredible Collection Of Murals All Month Long

Mural Arts Program

In Philadelphia, buildings, rooftops, bridges and even parking garages serve as canvases for the more than 3,000 murals produced by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, one of the largest public art programs in the country. Each October, celebrations of this wealth of public art fill the city for Mural Arts Month and art […]

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August 8, 2014

Join Artist Shepard Fairey And The Mural Arts Program To Dedicate The Brand-New Fishtown Mural Lotus Diamond Today, Friday, August 8, 1 P.M.

Mural Arts Shepard Fairey

With an astonishing array of more than 3,000 murals on display throughout Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love is often referred to as the “City of Murals,” thanks to the efforts of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Born in 1984 as the Anti-Graffiti Network to provide constructive projects for young artists, the Mural […]

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May 29, 2014

Tonight Picks: Mural Arts Wall Ball At Union Transfer, Free Beer And Cheese Happy Hour At Di Bruno Bros., Philly Beer Week Launch Party At Johnny Brenda’s And More

Tonight Picks: Mural Arts Wall Ball At Union Transfer, Free Beer And Cheese Happy Hour At Di Bruno Bros., Philly Beer Week Launch Party At Johnny Brenda's And More

Tonight’s a night for celebrating, Philadelphia. The annual Mural Arts Wall Ball fetes 30 years of the Mural Arts Program with an evening of visual art appreciation at Union Transfer. The gala is sold out, but those looking to celebrate Mural Arts are encouraged to join the fun of the Off-The-Wall Ball, an after party […]

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May 16, 2014

The World-Premiere Mural Arts Program Installation psychylustro Is Now On View On Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

The World-Premiere Mural Arts Program Installation psychylustro Is Now On View On Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

Look up, train travelers. A ride along a northeast Philadelphia rail corridor just became far more intriguing. This weekend, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, one of the largest public art programs in the country, celebrates the official debut of psychylustro, a site-specific contemporary installation of epic proportions. Thanks to Mural Arts Program’s ever-evolving […]

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May 6, 2014

The Mural Arts Program Presents psychylustro, A Large-Scale, Site-Specific Contemporary Installation Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

The Mural Arts Program Presents psychylustro, A Large-Scale, Site-Specific Contemporary Installation Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

In Philadelphia, buildings, rooftops, bridges and even parking garages serve as canvases for the more than 3,000 murals produced by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, one of the largest public art programs in the country. This spring, the Mural Arts Program’s ever-evolving process of producing stunning, community-engaged public artwork takes an innovative approach […]

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January 29, 2014

The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Presents Art In Action, TED-Style Presentations On Art As Social Practice On Saturday, February 8

The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Presents Art In Action, TED-Style Presentations On Art As Social Practice On Saturday, February 8

Presented in part with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts current marquee exhibition, Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts, PAFA welcomes four acclaimed art innovators in Art in Action, an afternoon talk about art as social practice on Saturday, February 8. Hear from Jane Golden, the executive director of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts program in […]

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November 18, 2013

Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of The Mural Arts Program With Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts, On View Through April 6, 2014

Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of The Mural Arts Program With Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts, On View Through April 6, 2014

In Philadelphia, buildings, rooftops, bridges and even parking garages serve as canvases for the more than 3,000 murals produced by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, one of the largest public art programs in the country. Celebrating its 30th anniversary year, Mural Arts mission has long been to not only adorn the urban landscape, […]

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October 31, 2013

Join The Mural Arts Program In Celebrating The Restoration Of Keith Haring’s Mural We The Youth With Music, Food Trucks And More Saturday, November 2

Join The Mural Arts Program In Celebrating The Restoration Of Keith Haring's Mural We The Youth With Music, Food Trucks And More Saturday, November 2

Pennsylvania-born graffiti and visual artist, social activist and cultural icon Keith Haring was a prolific artist, first known for his ubiquitous New York “subway drawings” in the early 1980s, and later creating more than 50 public art pieces between 1982 and 1989 in dozens of cities around the world. In Philadelphia, Haring collaborated with CityKids […]

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October 25, 2013

Coming Attraction: The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of The Mural Arts Program With Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts, Opening November 15

Coming Attraction: The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of The Mural Arts Program With Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts, Opening November 15

With an astounding array of more than 3,000 murals on display throughout Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love is often referred to as the “City of Murals,” thanks to the efforts of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Celebrating its 30th anniversary year in 2014, the Mural Arts Program has expanded its sphere from […]

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October 17, 2013

The 215 Festival Returns This Weekend, October 17-20, Spotlighting Philadelphia’s Literary Arts Scene In Four Neighborhoods

The 215 Festival Returns This Weekend, October 17-20, Spotlighting Philadelphia's Literary Arts Scene In Four Neighborhoods

After a triumphant revitalization in 2012, The 215 Festival of literary arts in Philadelphia returns this weekend, October 17-20. Hosting writerly events in four neighborhoods of Philadelphia — Callowhill, Fishtown, East Passyunk and Rittenhouse — the festival places the study of letters in the spotlight for four days, highlighting both the local Philly literary scene […]

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