The Mural Arts Philadelphia offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 until 2 p.m. to allow staff to attend the memorial service for artist Willis Humphrey. Funeral services will be held at Mother Bethel AME Church, 419 S. 6th Street, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Viewing is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a service at 11 a.m.
Willis was an integral part of the Mural Arts family for more than a decade, and an inspiration to many. He will be remembered for his warmth and kindness, his ability to listen and engage. His vibrant, complex murals have become cultural touchstones across Philadelphia. We are immensely grateful that he shared his grace and his art with us, and our thoughts are with his family.
If you would like to honor Willis’ memory with a donation, a fund has been set up to support the education of his three children.