Rippling Moon: An Urban Fairytale

Let us set the stage together, with ripples and beacons of light.

artist Meg Saligman

Rippling Moon by Meg Saligman (southern wall). Photo by Steve Weinik.

About the Project 

Longtime Mural Arts Philadelphia collaborator Meg Saligman returns for Rippling Moon: An Urban Fairytale, an ambitious project located at the Children’s Crisis Treatment Center on the border of Northern Liberties and Fishtown. Rippling Moon is part of a yearlong initiative of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services to educate the public about trauma and resilience; the project will feature a series of town halls for faith-based groups, arts educators, millennials, and more, on how to approach their work with better tools and strong awareness around these issues. Theater-based workshops for children and their families, and an upcoming theater production in fall 2017, will foster additional opportunities for learning and support.

“Let us set the stage together,” Saligman Studios says, with “ripples and beacons of light,” describing themes of cycles, collaboration, protection, and hope that will inform this complex artwork and demonstrate the many visible and invisible ways in which children, families, and communities confront trauma.


City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
Hummingbird Foundation
Penn Treaty Special Services District


Children’s Crisis Treatment Center