A stunning new mural in Center City Philadelphia.

artist James Burns

Sanctuary by James Burns. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Artist James Burns with his mural, Sanctuary. Photo by Steve Weinik.

About the Project 

James Burns’ Sanctuary grows out of the Community Wellness Project, designed to raise awareness about mental and emotional health and to inspire conversation about what constitutes community health. Based on the Enso circle, a form of active meditation that involves clarity of mind and movement of the hand, Burns’ design incorporates a number of natural elements, as well as striking imagery created by participants in workshops at Broad Street Ministry and around the city.

Funded By 

City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
Patricia Kind Family Foundation
Berkowitz Family Foundation
Bob and Ellen Bildersee