Murals on the Move

Coming soon to your block: exciting, hands-on art activities!

Coming July-August 2020 to a Playstreet near you! 

As the summer months stretch ahead of us with continued social distancing, stay at home orders, and closed camps and public spaces, families are in desperate need of creative at-home programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. Murals on the Move, our mobile artmaking studio, brings high quality art education and community mural-making to Playstreets across the city.

Throughout July and August, Murals on the Move is offering fun and educational art activities to keep children engaged, thinking, and expressing their creativity during these stressful times. Kids can choose from three different activities: Mural Mobile Kit, Activity Books, and Ground Murals, any of which can be finished onsite or brought home to complete later.

Mural Mobile Kit provides participants with everything they need to create their own small-scale mural with the same tools as Mural Arts artists. Each kit includes instructions (of course), paint supplies, and a square of parachute cloth pre-printed with designs inspired by Mural Arts’ Hope Medallions.

Activity Books are more than a standard coloring book with drawing exercises to enhance art skills and knowledge. These books come with a set of five colored pencils.

Ground Murals are socially-distanced mini-murals. The mural outlines will be installed on the pavement and each family that attends will have the opportunity to color and embellish the designs to create a trail of community-driven beauty.

Murals on the Move is a collaboration with Playstreets, a longstanding Parks & Recreation program that closes designated streets to give young people and their grown-ups a safe place to play.

Murals on the Move  

Coming soon to your rec center: exciting, hands-on art activities! Murals on the Move, presented by Chase, is a partnership of Mural Arts Philadelphia and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to expand art classes around the city, unite communities, and transform public space.

Teaching artists from Mural Arts will arrive at rec centers around the city for three-week sessions in the spring, summer, and fall. When you see our colorful van, fully stocked with arts supplies, you can look forward to creating fun, vibrant art that represents you and your community.

Every recreation center will receive final artwork created by the artist, community, and teens so that they can put the art on display for the public.

Contact Information 

phone: (215)-685-0726
fax: (215) 685-0757

Presented By 

Additional support provided by 

City of Philadelphia
Jane & Joe Goldblum
Dr. & Mrs G.S. Peter Gross


Knight Foundation
The Partnership for Healthy Cities
Philadelphia Health Department
Resolve Philadelphia
Vital Strategies