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(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

(Mural Arts Program head Jane Golden cheers as Mayor Nutter cuts a ribbon to open the program's new public outreach center at The Gallery.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Mural Arts Program Opens Public Outreach Center In Gallery Shopping Mall

Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program has leased new space in the Gallery at Market East, creating a place for the public to explore what the world’s largest public art program has to offer.

12/13/2011

("Roots" members Tariq Trotter and Kamal Gray at today's Mural Arts announcement.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Hip-Hoppers ‘The Roots’ To Get A South St. Mural

Philadelphia’s favorite band is hooking up with Philadelphia’s premier public arts program.

11/07/2011

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