Spring Arts District: Temporary Projects

A rotating outdoor art gallery comes to Callowhill.

Spring Art works by Lauren Cat West, Dennis McNett, and Martha Rich. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • location Callowhill
  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • completion date

    August 19, 2017

Temporary Artwork in the Spring Arts District 

  • Limpia Limpia by Dennis McNett. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Smoke Signals by Joe Boruchow. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Buttonwood by Ryan Beck. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Miriam Singer. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Tell the Truth by Martha Rich. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Steps at 990 Spring Garden Street by Shawn Theodore. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Untitled by Andrew Jeffrey Wright. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Eraserhood by Hawk Krall. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Sundial by Matt W. Moore. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Caught Out There by Kid Hazo. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Spring Arts by Glossblack. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Spring Arts District mural by Lauren West. Photo by Steve Weinik.

About the Spring Arts District 

In 2016, Mural Arts created the Spring Arts District, our first rotating outdoor gallery. The work is an ongoing collaboration with Callowhill’s Arts + Crafts Holdings.

Since 2016, the Spring Arts District has been home to permanent and temporary artwork by a range of Philadelphia-based artists.  An initial wave of temporary projects by artists Matt Moore, Kid Hazo, Ryan Beck, Miriam Singer, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Hawk Krall, and Martha Rich were created throughout the summer and fall. In the summer of 2017, artists Glossblack and Lauren West created temporary works in the District, while artists Susan Nam, Whitney Alexander, and Shawn Theodore are currently underway on three more projects. These works—many created in collaboration with our Art Education students—have brightened this post-industrial corner of the city.

The collaboration is ongoing, so keep an eye out for more work in the future!


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