Oct 5, 2016

Hey muralistas, we’ve got your weekend plans!

by: Carly Rapaport-Stein

Last week, we kicked off Mural Arts Month with a huge party in Snyder Plaza, went to the Barnes for a fascinating panel with Shinique Smith, and dedicated a new mural in North Philadelphia. Did you miss out on the awesomeness? Never fear! We’ve got three more weeks of playful, powerful, and poetic events in store.

Reading Viaduct. Photo by Steve Weinik.

On Friday, October 7, take a break between First Friday gallery hopping to check out a one-night-only installation: Unsung at the Rail Park. Sound designer and composer Nadia Botello and video artists Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib voice the unheard stories of the Callowhill area through this immersive sound and moving-image experience. Curious about the work? Read about Unsung an interview with Nadia, Nadia, and Matthew. 

Student shops at the Really Awesome Art Show, May 12, 2016. Photo by Steve Weinik.

On Saturday, October 8, spend an afternoon at the Pearl Street Block Party for kid-friendly crafts, cool performances, and our very own Artrepreneurs’ pop-up shop.

Buttonwood by Ryan Beck. Photo by Steve Weinik.

After browsing and crafting, walk a few blocks north and check out a spectacular exhibition, hosted and sponsored by Arts + Crafts Holdings, featuring work by the artists of the Spring Arts District, Mural Arts’ first rotating outdoor gallery. Our inaugural artists include Philly favorites Kid Hazo, Ryan Beck, Miriam Singer, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Hawk Krall, and Martha Rich.

Volunteers show off snazzy Mural Arts Month t-shirts at the Kickoff Party, September 30, 2016. Photo by Steve Weinik.

The Mural Arts magic doesn’t end this weekend. We’ve got three more weeks of parties, panels, and art activities, so stay tuned to the blog, Facebook, and Twitter to keep up with us in October!

Last updated: Oct 5, 2016

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