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City Life

PHOTOS: Gay Couple Married on Mural Arts Love Train for the First Time Ever

On Sunday, February 8th, Mural Arts annual Love Train took off on its fifth and final voyage. To celebrate the milestone—and nearly a year having […]

Things to Do

Dutch Artist Duo PolakVanBekkum Reveal New Mural in Cedar Park

Back in May, artistic duo Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum arrived from the Netherlands for a residency in Philadelphia at the University City Science Center […]

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PHOTOS: Chroma Dolls Paint Adorable Mural for PAWS

Philadelphia is a city of murals, and it seems like every day a new one pops up to deliver us from the blahs of the […]

City Life

Daniel Faulkner Mural Dedicated at Emotional Ceremony

A mural memorializing Daniel Faulkner, the police officer shot to death at 13th and Locust in 1981, was unveiled today on the 6th Police District […]

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First of Phillip Adams’s “Industrious Light” Murals Debuts at Ortlieb’s

Philadelphia artist Phillip Adams just completed the first in his “Industrious Light” series of murals that is dedicated to Philly’s history in the brewing, textile, tool-making and railroad […]

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CHECK IT OUT: Shake Shack in Center City Gets a New Mural

Pretty soon Shake Shack will be more than a place to slurp milkshakes and throw back a burger or two, it will serve as a bastion of public […]

The Scene

Restoration of the Chaplain’s Office Murals at Eastern State

Tuesday night at Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) sponsors and board members gathered to celebrate the newly restored Chaplin’s office and murals at the popular tourist […]

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Tags Removed From Fishtown Shepard Fairey Mural

On Monday I shared some snapshots that showed the new Shepard Fairey mural in Fishtown tagged with white spray paint. Graffiti artists appeared to have climbed […]

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New Mural Illuminates Backside of Union Transfer

Tomorrow afternoon Union Transfer is hosting a ceremony to dedicate a gorgeous new mural that now adorns its backside. The work, called Amplify, was created by […]


Work on Phillies Mural to Finally Begin, Now That the Phillies Stink

Back in September 2011, the Mural Arts Program and the Phillies announced an eight-story Phillies mural for 24th and Walnut. Our baseball team was riding […]

City Life

Philadelphians Who Deserve Murals Instead of Kurt Vile

On Saturday, a Philadelphian decided to buff the Kurt Vile mural, causing shrieks of horror from hip Philadelphians and a Philadelphia public art meme. People […]

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Stephen Miotto Mosaic Donated to CAPA Lobby

Philadelphia High School of Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) students can direct their daydreaming away from the window thanks to the donation of a massive […]

City Life

Roots Mural Being Dedicated Today on Broad Street

The Roots’ long-awaited mural, located at the World Communications Charter School, on Broad and South. It’s being dedicated today, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

City Life

We Shouldn’t Put a Mural on the PSFS Building, But …

The south view of the Philly skyline kinda sucks. The view from Camden is killer. From the banks from the Schuylkill, you can even get […]

City Life

What’s With All the Mural Arts Hatred?

There sure is a lot to complain about in this city. And we sure do like to complain about it. A lot. But one thing […]