Nov 14

Our Favorite Moments of Mural Arts Month 2018

by: Laura Kochman

It’s still sinking in, but Mural Arts Month 2018 has officially concluded. We made so many memories around the city, from testing out an augmented reality mural to reimagining the pathways of reentry—from thoughtful conversations around trauma-informed art to celebrations of our city’s forgotten heroes. We reached close to 5,000 people at more than 35 events, and made 700K+ digital impressions on social media 😍

As the days get shorter and colder, these memories will carry us through. Take a look back with us on some of our favorite moments.

Students at the dedication for Dreams, Diapora, and Destiny by Joshua Mays and King Britt. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Trying out the MuralArtsAR app at the dedication for Dreams, Diapora, and Destiny by Joshua Mays and King Britt. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Dedication for Remembering a Forgotten Hero, by Willis Humphrey and Keir Johnston. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Taking in erasure poetry by Reimagining Reentry Fellow Reginald Dwayne Betts at the opening event for Portraits of Justice. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Art Education staffer Rodney Camarce high-fives a young artist at Barnes on the Block, our Mural Arts Month 2018 opening party. Photo by Steve Weinik.

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

Artist Brad Carney works on a new mural at 12th and Walnut. Photo by Steve Weinik.

 

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Symposium participants at The Road Home on October 29, 2018. Photo by Steve Weinik.

At the Five Stories event, part of artist Swoon's Healing Begins Through Connection project in Kensington. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Dedication for Legacy, by Walé Oyéjidé. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Having fun with Legacy, by Walé Oyéjidé. Photo by Steve Weinik.

 

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On October 4, we dedicated a new gathering space at the Southwark School! @basuramaoficial, a Spain-based artist collective, planned, designed, and produced the space with community members through Mural Arts’ Restored Spaces initiative, using planters and seating made out of repurposed school desks. That same day, we also dedicated a series of mini-murals inspired by the theme of “sharing culture,” by artist @jamesaarondone and local youth. These projects are part of the larger vision for “Our Park,” a transformation of the entire school site. Check it out at 1835 South 9th Street! 📷: @rachel.hara #muralarts #art #artwork #muralartsphilly #phillymuralarts #philadelphia #philly #igers_philly #visitphilly #discoverphl #publicart #recycledmaterials #muralartsmonth

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Jane Golden (right) at the dedication for 5th Street Tunnels (vehicular tunnel by Mat Tomezsko). Photo by Steve Weinik.


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: Nov 15, 2018

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