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(Jane Golden, executive director of the Mural Arts Program, at right, chats with a filmmaker who is part of the "Neighborhood Time Exchange."  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

At 41st & Lancaster, An Artist Enclave Aimed at Lifting the Surrounding Community

“It is based on the theory that artists can revitalize a corridor,” says Mural Arts executive director Jane Golden. “They are unlike anyone else when it to comes to building a life and spirit in a community.”

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(Dedication ceremonies for the mural honoring firefifghters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Memorial Mural Dedicated To Two Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters

A new mural honors the memories of two hometown heroes who died fighting a five-alarm warehouse fire in East Kensington in 2012.

07/10/2014

(A digital rendering of what the mural honoring Dr. Shawn White will look like.  Image provided by Mural Arts Program)

Mural Honoring a Point Breeze Activist Gets Boost From Philly Music Legend

Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of “The Roots” is lending his support for a mural that would honor the legacy of a beloved community leader he grew up with in South Philadelphia.

04/09/2014

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New Book Highlights The Mural Arts In Philadelphia

The collection of essays chronicles the program’s 30 years of influence beyond the wall.

03/24/2014

(Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Mural Arts and Mental Health Providers Show Value of Art As Therapy

A North Philadelphia public health center is celebrating works of art created by more than two dozen patients at the facility.

10/16/2013

The Peace Wall (Courtesy of City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Photo by Jack Ramsdale)

Top Murals In Philadelphia

These murals paint the city of Philadelphia bright with artistic expression.

10/04/2013

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Mural Arts Program Readying Its 30th Anniversary Dinner Event

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program announced final details for its 30th anniversary kick-off event next month, which includes dinner for 900 people on Independence Mall.

09/04/2013

(A previous "70x7" meal event, in Belgium.  Photo provided)

For Its 30th Anniversary, Mural Arts Program to Host a World-Traveling Meal Event

The Mural Arts Program has announced a new project that takes art “beyond the wall.”

04/25/2013

(Students from Paul Robeson High School help to rededicate the Paul Robeson mural. Photo by Steve Weinik, provided.)

Paul Robeson Mural Restored, Rededicated on Activist’s 115th Birthday

At nearly four stories tall, the mural of Robeson faces west on Chestnut Street near 45th, just across the street from the high school that bears his name.

04/09/2013

(A detail of the mural that will be installed on the façade of the Philadelphia Zoo's new parking garage.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Zoo Provides the Canvas For City’s Next Mural Arts Project

Mural Arts executive director Jane Golden says the plan is turn a benign wall of a parking garage into an 8,000-square-foot work of art.

01/24/2013

(Credit: Michael Reali via familyinterruptedproject.com)

Smart Element Added To Mural Arts Program

The latest work of the Mural Arts Program, which now uses technology to keep it current, was dedicated Sunday in North Philadelphia.

09/16/2012

(A giant wallboard shows the upcoming activities of the Mural Arts Program around Philadelphia's neighborhoods.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Artists Make Over Blighted Philly Storefronts

The ambitious Philly Painting project is sponsored by the city’s Mural Arts Program. It’s part of a $3.5 million makeover that city officials planned for the once-thriving commercial strip in Germantown.

09/15/2012

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Expressing Peace In Art And Poetry

Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate and the creator of Philadelphia‘s unique Mural Arts program have joined their passions and talents for peace, using haiku poetry as the medium on murals in the inner city.

05/29/2012

(John Wetzel, secretary of Pennsylvania's Department of Corrections, addresses the Arts and Criminal Justice Symposium at the center city campus of Temple University.   Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Mural Arts Symposium Focuses On Art’s Anti-Crime Role in Society

Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program held its 2012 “Arts and Criminal Justice Symposium” in center city Philadelphia, part of its efforts to teach community groups how to use art to rehabilitate those both in and outside of the prison system.

04/27/2012

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Mural Arts Program Unveils South Philadelphia Project to Honor ‘The Roots’

A big, blank wall at the corner of 6th and South Streets in South Philadelphia will soon be a giant mural to showcase one of Philadelphia’s most famous bands, The Roots.

02/15/2012

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