Oct 19, 2018

More Mural Arts Month, Please

by: Laura Kochman

The marathon of Mural Arts Month continues, with two dedications, a multimedia performance, and more over the next seven days. With this many events, we have so many opportunities to connect with you (yes, you!) and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Here’s where you can find us all week long:

Legacy (detail) by Walé Oyéjidé. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Saturday, October 20 / 2–4PM
Mural Dedication: Legacy
Blackwell Library, 125 South 52nd Street

Help us dedicate a colorful, fabric-inspired design on the façade of Lucien E. Blackwell Library—created through a collaboration between Artrepreneurs students and fashion designer Walé Oyéjidé.

Installation of Water Gives Life by Eurhi Jones and David McShane. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Tuesday, October 23 / NOON–2PM
Mural Dedication: Water Gives Life
1300 Arch Street

In collaboration with the Philadelphia Water Department and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, this new mural from artists Eurhi Jones and David McShane celebrates the connection between Philadelphia’s rivers and local horticulture.

9th Street Stock Exchange. Photo by Jon Rubin.

Thursday, October 25 / 6–8PM
9th Street Stock Exchange Conversation with Jon Rubin & Nato Thompson
Temple Contemporary, 2001 North 13th Street

Join us for a conversation with artist Jon Rubin and curator Nato Thompson on Rubin’s interest and experimentation between markets and art (explored in 2016’s 9th Street Stock Exchange).

Portrait of Mary Baxter on the City's Municipal Services Building, for Portraits of Justice by Russell Craig and Jesse Krimes. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Thursday, October 25 / 6–8PM
Portraits of Justice Performance with Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter
Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Musician and filmmaker Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter will present a live, three-part musical performance exploring issues facing women in reentry, such as housing and employment discrimination and family reunification.

The Murals on the Move van.

Friday, October 26 / 5:30–10PM
Mural Arts @ Parkway Soirée
Benjamin Franklin Parkway

We’ll be out in the streets to celebrate with the Mural Mobile and a public paint day! Come find us, say hello, and get creative.

The You Are Magic installation in action. Created by Alicia Eggert.

Friday, October 26 / 10AM–10PM
You Are Magic – Aviator Park
Aviator Park, 1900–1958 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

As part of the Parkway Soirée, a block-party birthday festival for the Parkway’s centennial, we’re bringing artist Alicia Eggert’s You Are Magic: a large-scale, interactive, inflatable sculpture designed to inspire wonder.



Thanks to our Mural Arts Month 2018 sponsors: Presenting Sponsor PECO; Supporting Sponsors Nick & Dee Adams; Contributing Sponsor Lyft; Participating Sponsors the Majik Foundation, Parkway Corporation, Hankin Management Company, Relief Communications, Wawa, the Independence Foundation, and Federal Donuts.

Last updated: Oct 19, 2018

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