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Together, we create art that transforms places, individuals, communities, and institutions.

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Mar 16
Embracing the Light: Suicide Awareness Performance #1
Mar 16
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May 3
Wall Ball 2024

Exhibition: The View From Here

March 1 – 24

Over the past year, incarcerated artists from San Quentin Rehabilitation Center and SCI Phoenix have corresponded, creating a bridge between the innovative art programs of both prisons. Both facilities boast long-standing art programs with impacts extending beyond their walls. This exhibition, a first of its kind, assembles a group show from currently incarcerated artists from the East and West Coasts. The theme, The View from Here, emerged from the artists’ communications, exploring life inside prison and the realms where their minds wander beyond its gates.

Beautify. Inspire. Empower.
Beautify. Inspire. Empower.
Beautify. Inspire. Empower.
Beautify. Inspire. Empower.
Beautify. Inspire. Empower.
Beautify. Inspire. Empower.


We Here

We Here is an art project in Kensington led by artist Roberto Lugo and a Community Advisory Council, focusing on youth, creativity, and pottery.


Explore Mural Arts’ full collection

Cataloging our collections supports our ongoing efforts to expand access to our work. The Public Art Archive is a platform to document and preserve information about our projects and practices. Visit today!

Beautify. Inspire. Empower.

Mural Arts Philadelphia exists to provide transformative experiences, progressive discourse, and economic stimulus to the City of Philadelphia through participatory public art that beautifies, advocacy that inspires, and educational programming and employment opportunities that empower.

Our Mission

Through participatory public art, Mural Arts Philadelphia inspires change in people, place, and practice, creating opportunity for a more just and equitable Philadelphia.

Our Vision

Mural Arts Philadelphia envisions a world where all people have a say in the future of their lives and communities; where art and creative practice are respected as critical to sense of self and place; and where cultural vibrancy reflects and honors all human identities and experiences.