Check Out the New Mural on the Manayunk Towpath


Manayunk Canal Towpath // Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC

If you’re planning on running or biking along the Manayunk Towpath this weekend, keep your eyes peeled for a new mural near Green Lane Bridge. Newsworks has the skinny on artist Paul Santoleri’s mixed-media mural, which he’s been hard at work on for the past month. When you see it, get up close: the glass tiles incorporate pressed flowers collected from the neighborhood.

More than just adding some beauty to an oft-grafitti’d area, the mural plays an unexpected role: “It also really works to slow down the bikers,” Santoleri told Newsworks. “A lot of times they just go whizzing by, but when they pass by here they slow down to check out the mural.”

The mural is expected to be done by the end of this week. Head over here to see some in-progess photos.