Mural Arts Philadelphia
We Believe That Art Ignites Change
Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation's largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change.
For over 30 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts engages communities in 60–100 public art projects each year, and maintains its growing collection through a restoration initiative. Our core program areas—Art Education, Restorative Justice, and Porch Light—yield unique, project-based learning opportunities for thousands of youth and adults.
Each year, 15,000 residents and visitors tour Mural Arts’ outdoor art gallery, which has become part of the city’s civic landscape and a source of pride and inspiration, earning Philadelphia international recognition as the "City of Murals."
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's About page.
In The News
- New Mural Arts Program Transforming Lives Of Homeless Philadelphians While Beautifying City, CBS-3, July 29, 2019.
- The art of change: As Philly redevelops, saving its cherished murals (audio), WHYY, December 4, 2018.
- Philly Celebrates 'Kevin Hart' Day With Mural Unveiling, NBC-10, July 5, 2017.
- The Citizen Recommends: Mural Arts’ Wall Ball, Philadelphia Citizen, June 14, 2017.