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Natural Awakenings Philadelphia

This is the Big One

Oct 01, 2016 10:31AM

Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change, will be taking place throughout October all over the city of Philadelphia. For three decades, the organization has never turned away from a challenge or given up on their mission of creating meaningful, collaborative public art. Indeed, they take pride in the innovative and democratic process that includes neighbors at every turn and uplifts their dreams and stories.

The month, with the theme of Roots & Risk, will bring exceptional panels, live art experiences, parties and community celebrations around town. These programs and events are a great way to engage with the fantastic public art found all around the city and to learn more about how Mural Arts is igniting change throughout Philadelphia. Popular mural tours offer a firsthand glimpse into the inspiring stories behind Mural Arts' iconic and unparalleled collection, which has earned Philadelphia worldwide recognition as the "city of murals".

Mural Arts has created nearly 4,000 artworks that have transformed public spaces and individual lives to empower people, stimulate dialogue and build bridges to understanding with projects that attract artists from Philadelphia and around the world, and programs that focus on youth education, restorative justice, mental health and wellness, public art and its preservation.

All events are free of have a nominal fee. For a full calendar of events, visit MuralArts.org/muralartsmonth.

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