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Mural Arts Month Kicks Off With a South Philly Dance Party

In a city with almost 4,000 murals, it makes sense that we’d have a month set aside for looking at them. The newly rebranded Mural […]

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Details and Rendering of Gloria Casarez Mural Revealed

Details are emerging about a new large-scale artwork that is being created by the Mural Arts Program to honor the late civil rights leader, LGBT activist, […]

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Frankie Avalon Backs Effort To Save South Philly Mural

Frankie Avalon, the South Philly-born crooner, has pumped thousands of dollars in to the restoration project of a neighborhood mural that bears his image. The […]

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Work Resumes on Walnut Street Phillies Mural

The city is back to work on a larger-than-life mural celebrating Phillies history. The mural, designed by artist David McShane — who has been behind […]


Morning Headlines: Murals Arts Program Wall-Hunting in Bella Vista

It’s been a busy couple of week for the Mural Arts Program. Not only have they announced a star-studded lineup of artists for their “Open Source” […]


A Bonus Event for Readers!

In addition to our DesignPhiladelphia pick of the day, Ticket has a full roster of other goings-on this week! One we think Property readers might like? MuraLAB! Ticket notes […]

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Inga Saffron vs. Mural Arts: The T-Shirt Edition

This year marks the Mural Arts Program (MAP)’s 30th anniversary, and it should surprise no one that the Inquirer‘s Inga Saffron — a longtime critic […]


A Celebration of Fergie’s New Freewall

Freewall Philadelphia is a mural project dreamed up by David Guinn, a prolific muralist with the Mural Arts Program who saw something missing in the […]


Mural Arts: “Fear Not, It’s a Face Lift”

The Mural Arts Program (MAP) knows how much people love the 1987 Keith Haring mural We the Youth at 22nd & Ellsworth. That’s why the […]


David Guinn Mural Defaced By Graffiti at 13th and Pine

One the best things about this city is the plethora of artwork on its buildings. Some of it is legal (see: the Mural Arts Program) […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Faveladelphia

The pair of Dutch painters known as Haas & Hahn are famous for transforming Brazilian favelas with bold, colorful paint on building exteriors. Last year […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Roots Mural Gets a Dedication Date!

How long have we been waiting for the Roots mural? It seems like forever ago that we started pining for Philly’s biggest hometown hip-hop stars […]

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Property’s Morning Obsession: Steve Powers’ “Love Letter” for Sale

You’ve seen them on the buildings along the route of the Market-Frankford El–artist Steve Powers’ “Love Letter” murals, which are evocative, poignant, funny and one […]

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Stephen Starr and Questlove to Open Chicken Joint on South Street? We Can Dream…

As the countdown continues to the opening of Serpico–the much-hyped Stephen Starr restaurant that has foodies in a lather–real estate watchers are hopeful but puzzled. […]