Amplify

Amplify

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

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psychylustro

psychylustro

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

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Proud Exposures: Youth Identities and Icons

Proud Exposures: Youth Identities and Icons

Check out this one-of-a-kind portrait display and celebrate the LGBTQ community.

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You Go Girl

You Go Girl

A stunning new mural honoring Ursula Rucker by Arizona-based artist and physician, Jetsonarama.

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NEW Book For Sale Now!

NEW Book For Sale Now!

Purchase our newest book: Philadelphia Mural Arts @ 30, edited by Jane Golden and David Updike.

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psychylustro in the New York Times

psychylustro in the New York Times

The Mural Arts Program's contemporary open air exhibition psychylustro was recently featured in The New York Times.

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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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