A Love Letter For You

Brick Valentines on the Philly Skyline.

artist Steve Powers

A Love Letter For You. Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

Love Letter Mural Slideshow 

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • A Love Letter for You, by Steve Powers. Completed 2010. Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Photo by Zoe Strauss.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Love Letter © 2009 Steve Powers. Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

  • Photo by Adam Wallacavage.

About Love Letter 

One of the most popular projects in our history is Steve Powers’ A Love Letter For You. Composed of a series of 50 rooftop murals from 45th to 63rd Streets along the Market Street corridor, the murals collectively express a love letter from a guy to a girl, from an artist to his hometown, and from local residents to their neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The murals are best viewed from the Market/Frankford El.

Powers, a West Philadelphia native now based in New York, is a former graffiti writer who became an established studio artist, illustrator, and Fulbright scholar. In Powers’ own words, Love Letter is “a letter for one, with meaning for all” and speaks to all residents who have loved and for those who long for a way to express that love to the world around them. He considers the project “my chance to put something on these rooftops that people would care about.”