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How a Man Sentenced to Life as a Teen Became the Philly DA’s Artist in Residence

In 1993, James Hough was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting a man on the street in Pittsburgh. When it came time for sentencing, he […]

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The L.A.-Based Street Artist Bringing a 19-Story Mural to University City

Mural Arts has announced a massive new project coming to the edge of University City and West Philly — an 11,000 square-foot piece decorating the side of […]

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Philly Is Getting Its First Augmented Reality Mural — And It Looks Awesome

Philly is about to get futuristic. The city will get its first ever augmented reality mural next month. The project, “Dreams, Diaspora and Destiny,” will […]

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Mural of Fallen Sgt. Robert Wilson III Unveiled in Strawberry Mansion

With the unveiling of a new mural in his honor, the late Sgt. Robert Wilson III will continue to watch over the neighborhood he once […]

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New Mural Arts Project Honors the Legacy of Octavius Catto

On what would have been the 179th birthday of activist Octavius V. Catto, Mural Arts Philadelphia on Thursday announced its plans to feature the historic […]

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Take That, Frank Rizzo: Behold This 800-Pound Black Power Pick

This is a developing story. Check back for more information. The Thomas Paine Plaza, home of the city’s contentious Frank Rizzo statue, welcomed a new […]

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Rizzo’s Former Secretary Uses Italian Market Facebook Account to Trash Helen Gym

A since-deleted post to the 9th Street Italian Market’s official Facebook page on Sunday characterized Philadelphia Councilwoman Helen Gym as a bigot for her opinion […]

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Mural Arts Honors Fallen Fire Lt. Joyce Craig

The latest project from the city’s Mural Arts program celebrates the life and memory of the first woman to die in the line of duty in […]

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New Sixers Mural Unveiled at Broad and Federal

Mural Arts Philadelphia unveiled its latest piece at the corner of Broad and Federal streets – a 37-foot tall collage dedicated to the 76ers and […]

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Ai Weiwei, Famed Chinese Artist/Activist, Is Coming to Philadelphia

The Mural Arts Program announced on Wednesday that world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei, known as much for his clashes with the Chinese government as his artwork, […]

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Chunk of Seven-Story Center City Mural Falls, Crushes Two Cars

https://twitter.com/DKinchenFOX29/status/823567376344121344 A chunk of a seven-story mural in Center City collapsed and crushed two parked cars this morning as a nor’easter brought high wind and rain to […]

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20 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Mural Arts Month Kickoff Party @ Snyder Plaza Mural Arts Philadelphia opens Mural Arts Month with a party at Snyder Plaza, where […]

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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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The Electric Street Mural Dedication is Tonight in South Philly

Electric Street Mural Dedication @ Percy Street | Wednesday, August 17 Mural Arts usually sticks with paint for the many, many murals around town, but […]

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PHOTOS: Colorful Broad Street Median Mural Installed

You may have noticed this morning that the median on South Broad Street is quite colorful today. The DNC Host Committee announced the beginning of installation […]