Mural Arts Month

Mural Arts Month

Each October brings Mural Arts Month, a celebration of public art. Join us for a diverse array of events.

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journey2home on Fox News

journey2home on Fox News

journey2home, our most recent project addressing housing insecurity for young people in Philadelphia, was featured twice on Fox News.

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Mapping Freire

Mapping Freire

Our newest mural in center city Philadelphia.

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psychylustro

psychylustro

How can a train ride become a voyage of the imagination?

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Lotus Diamond by Shepard Fairey

Lotus Diamond by Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey and his team worked with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program to produce his first large-scale mural in the city

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Amplify

Amplify

A new mural by Ben Volta and the Guild Program at Union Transfer

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Get to Know Us

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is the largest public art program in the United States. Look here for a brief overview of our programs and initiatives. Explore our history, search for job openings and more.

"I always liked art, but I never had experience before I came here. You can express your feelings through art."

Antoine, 13 years old

"Art heals, art unites, and art changes minds in convincing fashion. Art drives the agenda. Great art is never silent, can’t be ignored and serves poorly the status quo."

Mural Arts Core Value

Take a Tour

Take the Official Tour of the Mural Capital of the World year-round with one of our expert guides

Explore Our Programs

399 inmates and Youth in residential placement centers engaged in Restorative Justice.

66% of ex-offenders return to prison within three years of their release. Through 2011, only 10% of re-entry workers employed by Mural Arts re-offended within a year of their release.

1500 Youth

100% Graduation Rate

MuralArts provides more than 1500 underserved youth with a positive learning experience every year.

Supporting the Creative Economy

Each year Mural Arts employs more than 250 artists, as muralists, assistant artists and instructors, contributing $2.2 million to Philadelphia's creative economy. 

muraLAB

To push our creative boundaries we are developing an experimental creativity hub at Mural Arts called muraLAB. 

Community Investment

Mural Arts Projects are one of the top five investments the city can make on commercial corridors, reducing blight, increasing retail sales, and raising property values (Econsult Corporation 2009).

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Posted 23 October 2014 by Almaz Crowe

Celebrating Dr. Shawn L. White in Paint and Deed

On November 1st, we'll be concluding this year's Mural Arts Month with perhaps our biggest mural dedication of the season. ASpire is a mural and community outreach program inspired by and honoring the work of Shawn L. White, Ph.D.

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