Oct 11, 2016

A stellar Mural Arts Month soars with these awesome events

by: Carly Rapaport-Stein


It’s a lightning bolt! It’s a funky M! It’s the energy of the entire Mural Arts staff! No matter how you interpret it, our new brand is making big waves. Curious about the story behind our fresh look? Check out our DesignPhiladelphia event on October 13, hosted with our friends at J2 Design Partnership.

Snag a ticket here.

You Go Girl © 2014 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Jetsonarama and Ursula Rucker. 1531 Ridge Avenue. Photo by Steve Weinik

Poetry in Motion 

Spend Friday night at the ultra-hip Painted Bride Art Center in the company of recording artist and poetry celeb Ursula Rucker. Look for guest appearances by members of the Mural Arts Guild at this special October 14 event, as well as a visit from our friend SWOON. Reserve a ticket here or pay at the door.

South Philly Musicians Remix (design) © Eric Okdeh.

Let's do the twist! 

On October 15, celebrate the Bandstand era and the performing artists who contributed to South Philly’s musical legacy. Grab your poodle skirt and head to the corner of Broad and Tasker Streets for an afternoon block party and the dedication of Eric Okdeh’s new mural, South Philly Musicians Remix.

John Bartram Concert Jawn 

Head to the river on Sunday for a family-friendly outdoor summer concert, part of the Mural Arts and Bartram’s Garden collaborative project Southwest Roots. Musicians and performers who hail from or identify with Southwest Philadelphia take the stage, and while they share the sounds of Philadelphia, take part in art activities for all ages, grab a delicious snack, or explore an exhibition featuring many of the Southwest Roots projects.

Exploring roots and risks 

October 18 sees the return of our annual muraLAB Live event, and this year’s theme is “Roots and Risk.” Featured speakers include Jon Rubin, Yasmine Mustafa, Jesse Krimes, Cornbread, Germaine Ingram, and more. Click here to get your ticket and join us at the Prince Theater!

And we’re only half way through the month. Stay tuned to the blog for our weekly listing of cool, creative, and compelling Mural Arts Month events!


Last updated: Oct 11, 2016

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