Jul 1

The Top 9 Mural Arts Moments in June

by: Carly Rapaport-Stein and Steve Weinik

Every month is special at Mural Arts, but June has been a blast. Read on for our top moments of the month.

 

Growth of a Metropolis (c) 2015 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Richard Haas. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Our city keeps growing, and so does our collection of incredible public art. Master artist Richard Haas pieced together Growth of a Metropolis, which highlights the architectural history of Philadelphia from 1685-2015.

 

  • Indego Bike Share dedication. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Students enjoy the Indego Bike Share dedication. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Indego Bike Share dedication. Photo by Steve Weinik.

We love whirling around the city, especially when we’re on colorful bikes! With help from our Art Education students, artist Candy Coated created a mural and helped us brighten up a fleet of Indego bikes.

Press conference announcing South Philly Musicians Remix. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Sweet tunes and snapping fingers kicked off our preparation for the South Philly Musicians Remix mural. Keep watching our progress on Broad and Tasker this summer, then celebrate in style with a giant party in October!

Caught Out There by Kid Hazo. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Mural alert! Kid Hazo, an artist working with our Art Education students, added to the growing collection at the Spring Garden Arts District.

 

  • Confetti flew at the re-dedication ceremony for Our Flag Unfurled. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Our Flag Unfurled (c) 2016 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Meg Saligman. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • Our Flag Unfurled (in process) (c) 2016 Mural Arts Philadelphia / Meg Saligman. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Meg Saligman’s beautiful American flag flies high over the city, welcoming in visitors to Philadelphia near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. This iconic, fifteen-year-old mural got a fabulous refresh this summer – as you can see from the dedication on June 27!

 

  • Jane Golden and Mat Tomezsko with the rendering of 14 Movements. Photo by Steve Weinik.

  • DNC Press Conference. Photo by Steve Weinik.

The Democratic National Convention descends on Philly in July – and we’re ready to create art! Paint days, donkeys, and an awesome mural running down Broad Street are all in the works…

Nether mural at the Fillmore Philadelphia. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Our rotating gallery at The Fillmore Philadelphia got a new image courtesy of Nether.

Windows of Peace by Parris Stancell. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Our artwork offers a glimpse into life in Philadelphia, and so do Windows of Peace, a beautiful mural on the side of Al-Aqsa.

The Legacy of Bishop Richard Allen (in progress) by Willis Humphrey. Photo by Steve Weinik.

This enormous portrait of Bishop Richard Allen radiates peace and wisdom over Market Street. You can help us dedicate the mural on July 4 as the A.M.E. celebrates its 200th anniversary.

Last updated: Jul 6, 2016

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Sharon Bush Estelle says

I love this project. I worked in Philly for Insurance Company of North America as a programmer from 1970 to 1981......best years of my life. I love the city and look forward to visiting again and touring these beautiful murals. Fortunately, I married a wonderful man in 1989, a graduate of Drexel University's engineering program, that also shares my love for Philly. Thank you so much for creating this program!