Throughout the month of October, learn more about the City of Murals on a Mural Arts Tour. Special tours of the Ninth Street Stock Exchange project; a For the Love of Mosaics tour (in partnership with the Philadelphia Magic Gardens); trolley tours; a Gardens Harvest Tour with the Neighborhood Garden Trust and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, as well as other tours can be found at muralarts.org/tours. One highlight will be a Spring Arts PHL walking tour with Conrad Benner, Saturday, October 8, 4 – 5 pm, starting at 990 Spring Garden. Tickets are $5.
“At Mural Arts Philadelphia, risk is in our roots. Since our early days over three decades ago, we’ve never turned away from a challenge or given up on our mission of creating meaningful, collaborative public art. During Mural Arts Month 2016, we’re proud to continue the journey and share 31 days of exciting events and projects that bring beauty to the city and uplift the dreams and stories of our neighbors and friends. We hope everyone across Philadelphia will join us to celebrate throughout the month,” said Jane Golden, Executive Director of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. For over 30 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative and equitable process, creating nearly 4,000 artworks that have transformed public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts aims to empower people, stimulate dialogue, and build bridges to understanding with projects that attract artists from Philadelphia and around the world, and programs that focus on youth education, restorative justice, mental health and wellness, and public art and its preservation. Popular mural tours offer a firsthand glimpse into the inspiring stories behind Mural Arts’ iconic and unparalleled collection, which has earned Philadelphia worldwide recognition as the “City of Murals.” For more information, call 215-685-0750 or visit muralarts.org.