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Mural Arts Program

(Tom Molieri, co-owner of Green Street Coffee Roasters.  Credit: John McDevitt)

For a Philadelphia Coffee Roaster, Good Citizenship Is His Brew Of Choice

From bean to cup, a new Philadelphia coffee roasting company takes social responsibility very seriously.

05/02/2012

(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

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Mural Arts Program Offers Walking/Riding Tours of Philadelphia’s Giant Artworks

Expanding its reach, Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program storefront at the Gallery shopping mall has launched its 2012 tour season.

04/25/2012

(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

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Mural Arts Program Enlists Fans To Help Paint Homage To Phillies

Wednesday morning, children at the “Please Touch” Museum painted a section of the mural to be affixed to a building near 24th and Walnut Streets.

11/30/2011

("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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Guide To Unique Tours In Philadelphia

If you are a visitor coming to town or even a lifelong Philly area native who wants to get better acquainted with the city, sightseeing tours may be the way to go.

10/20/2011

The "How Philly Moves Mural" covers the parking garage at Philadelphia International Airport. (Credit: Philadelphia Mural Arts Program)

Philadelphia’s Newest, Largest Mural Greets Travelers At The Airport

Philadelphia’s newest mural is also its largest and most visible.

10/13/2011

(One mural, at the end of a hallway in the Independence Visitors Center, includes painted brickwork to blend with the surrounding actual brickwork.  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Two New Philadelphia Murals Highlight Societal Conflicts in Colonial America

“The hooks are actually where a lot of the carcasses of the cows were hung, and they remind you of some of the things that hooks were used for over the next 200 years in our history.”

10/07/2011

(A computer rendering of the Phillies Mural superimposed on a photo of the site.  Inset: the site today.  Graphics provided)

‘Phillies Mural’ Design Unveiled In Center City

The wraps are off plans for a mural along the Schuylkill River depicting the history of the Phillies.

09/15/2011

(Credit: Karin Phillips)

North Philadelphia Behavioral Center Gets Mural Makeover

A behavioral health center in North Philadelphia has a new look, thanks to a new initiative by the Mural Arts Program.

08/23/2011

(The Frank Sinatra mural at Broad and Wharton Streets, in file photo)

South Philadelphia Losing Its Mural View Of ”Ol’ Blue Eyes”

Buildings now under construction are blocking the public’s view of murals in two separate neighborhoods of the city.

07/22/2011

(Kenny Scharf's work, "Chunk Pack Philly 11," in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Karin Phillips)

Center City Philadelphia Mural Project Gets A Brooklyn Look

Brooklyn-based artist Kenny Scharf brought his work to midtown Philadelphia for the project.

07/11/2011

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New Mural Arts Project, Encompassing A Full Block, Highlights Homelessness

The Mural Arts Program has launched a unique, block-long multimedia project in West Philadelphia that brings attention to children and how homelessness affects them.

06/09/2011

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