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Mural Arts Philadelphia

The Art of Sustainability 2019

Philadelphia, PA
We are thrilled to announce themes and speakers for our 2019 Art of Sustainability Symposium, curated by Helicon and co-hosted by the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation.

Artists in Conversation: Ouizi & Roxana Azar

Philadelphia, PA
On September 11, the Free Library’s Skyline Terrace comes to life with music and creative exchange. Detroit-based painter Ouizi and local artist Rozana Azar will speak for the final installment of Mural Arts' newest speake... read more

Making Home Movies Premiere

Philadelphia, PA
6 films, 6 distinct communities, countless Philadelphia stories. Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Porch Light program presents the premiere of Making Home Movies, a collaborative film project created with newly-arrived immigrant ... read more
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Past Events

Artists in Conversation: Hope Hummingbird & Jim Bachor

Artists in Conversation: Hope Hummingbird & Jim Bachor

Philadelphia, PA
On August 14, the Free Library’s Skyline Terrace comes to life with music and creative exchange. Local artist Hope Hummingbird and Chicago-based mosaicist Jim Bachor will speak for Mural Arts' newest speaker series: Artists in Conversation. This collaboration with the Parkway Central Library’s Ar...
Wednesday, August 14 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Artists in Conversation: Muzae Sesay and Glossblack

Artists in Conversation: Muzae Sesay and Glossblack

Philadelphia, PA
Oakland painter Muzae Sesay and local artist Glossblack will kick off Mural Arts Philadelphia’s newest speaker series: Artists in Conversation. This collaborative program with the Parkway Central Library’s Art Department will provide insight into each artist’s work, influences, and practices. Mod...
Wednesday, July 17 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Staying in Place with Mei Lum, Shira Walinsky, & Kathryn Pannepacker

Staying in Place with Mei Lum, Shira Walinsky, & Kathryn Pannepacker

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a dynamic conversation among artists who are leading path-breaking projects. Artist-inspired neighborhood change sometimes involves more than a single project—it can require a sustained effort by one or more artists, collaborating with a community over several years to develop enduri...
Tuesday, May 14 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Sign-Making Workshop

Sign-Making Workshop

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for an informal sign-making workshop, where you can make powerful and creative statements that ignite social change through hand-made signage. Challenge yourself to explore how artistic expression can activate a movement!Materials and creative instruction will be provided. Space is limite...
Wednesday, January 16 2019 5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Portraits of Justice Symposium

Portraits of Justice Symposium

Philadelphia, PA
Portraits of Justice is a daylong symposium that will engage the public in reimagining the criminal justice system through the lens of art, advocacy, and policy reform. A diverse and robust roster of directly impacted artists, practitioners, government officials, and scholars will host a series o...
Friday, November 2 2018 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

The Road Home: New Perspectives on Addiction, Wholeness, and Healing with Swoon and Dr. Gabor Maté

The Road Home: New Perspectives on Addiction, Wholeness, and Healing with Swoon and Dr. Gabor Maté

Philadelphia, PA
Join us to participate in thoughtful conversations about compassion-centered and trauma-informed practices in art and healing. The culmination of Mural Arts Philadelphia's work with artist Swoon (Caledonia Curry) in Kensington, this symposium features renowned speaker and author Dr. Gabor Maté, a...
Monday, October 29 2018 8:00 AM 12:30 PM

Portraits of Justice Simulation Experience with Sue Ellen Allen

Portraits of Justice Simulation Experience with Sue Ellen Allen

Philadelphia, PA
The Portraits of Justice initiative culminates in October, continuing with a simulation experience from speaker and writer Sue Ellen Allen, one of the inaugural Reimagining Reentry Fellows. Allen will present an innovative simulation experience in the City's Municipal Services Building, using pub...
Thursday, October 18 2018 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

The Art of Sustainability

The Art of Sustainability

Philadelphia, PA
Hosted by the Mural Arts Institute and the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University, this symposium asks how organizations can use public art as a catalyst for community engagement, leadership, and stewardship in advancing sustainable solutions to a range of environmental challen...
Saturday, October 6 2018 10:00 AM 5:00 PM

muraLAB: Arts, Infrastructure, and Equity

muraLAB: Arts, Infrastructure, and Equity

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia’s investment in new public spaces and facilities promises to transform community life—projects along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, the new Rail Park, and the Rebuild Philadelphia process will redefine how people use public space in the city. These transformations raise two rel...
Thursday, July 19 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

MuraLAB with Basurama

MuraLAB with Basurama

Philadelphia, PA
This installment of MuraLAB—Mural Arts’ think-tank-style programming—is presented by Restored Spaces, a Mural Arts initiative that uses socially engaged public art as a platform for neighborhood change. Our June event features Basurama, a Madrid-based artist collective dedicated to research along...
Monday, June 11 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
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