May 31, 2016

The Top 7 Mural Arts Moments in May

by: Carly Rapaport-Stein and Steve Weinik

Every month at Mural Arts has something special. This May, we spent time in the sunshine creating and celebrating the the projects and people who make our work sing.

Jon Laidacker working on Growth of a Metropolis. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Artist Richard Haas designed Growth of a Metropolis to feature several centuries of fabulous Philly architecture, and acclaimed muralist Jon Laidacker rose to great heights to realize Haas’ design.

Untitled (c) 2016 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Greg LaMarche. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Final mural by Claudia "MadC" Wilde. Photo by Steve Weinik.

A stretch of Girard Avenue got a shot of color with new murals from MadC and Greg LaMarche as part of our Art Education program’s Reading Between the Lines curriculum.

Wall Ball honorees gather for a toast. Photo by Paul Loftland.

Every year, we come together to celebrate the work we do as an institution and dream together about what next year’s work will encompass. Celebrating at The Fillmore, we danced, ate delicious food, and imagined an art-full future.

Students at the Really Awesome Art Show. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Photo by Steve Weinik.

250 talented Philly students wowed us with their really awesome work at the annual Really Awesome Art Show.

Dedication of Welcome to the Neighborhood. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Welcome to the Neighborhood! We celebrated the dedication of Jeffro Kilpatrick and Brad Carney’s visual description of Fishtown just moments before the kickoff to the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival and Kinetic Sculpture Derby.

A Love Letter for You (c) 2009 Steve Powers. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Steve Powers’ Love Letter murals dot the Market-Frankford line in a series of images that are by turns sweet, funny, and poignant. Several of the collection got a pretty refresh this May, including this stunning sign.

Photo by Steve Weinik.

Photo by Steve Weinik.

Listen up! During May, artist Katie Bachler used the Listening School to engage in art and story-collecting activities with children and adults near Bartram’s Gardens.

Last updated: Jun 13, 2016

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