Friday, October 7 | 6 – 10 PM
323 North 11th Street, in the street-level tunnel
Mural Arts Month event
Innovative venues deserve innovative art. Mural Arts is partnering with Friends of the Rail Park and the American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter, to repurpose an old train trestle into a bustling public commons and an unusual venue for public art. Sound artist and composer Nadia Botello and video artists Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib will intertwine sound and imagery in a one-night-only installation on First Friday, inside the tunnel at 11th and Carlton Streets, inspired by the history of the surrounding neighborhood as a red light district of Philadelphia. FREE. Rain or shine.
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. Follow us on social media: @muralarts on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, MuralArtsPhiladelphia on Facebook, and phillymuralarts on YouTube.