Mural Arts Program

Lincoln Financial
1727-29 Mt. Vernon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Contact Phone Number: 
(215) 685-0750
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The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program unites artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. 

Since it began, the Mural Arts Program has produced over 3,000 murals which have become a cherished part of the civic landscape and a great source of inspiration to the millions of residents and visitors who encounter them each year. In fact, Mural Arts' unique efforts have earned Philadelphia international praise as the “City of Murals.” But as stunning as the murals are themselves, they are, most importantly, the visual products of a powerful and collaborative grassroots process in communities.

The mural-making process gives neighborhood residents a voice to tell their individual and collective stories, a way to pass on culture and tradition, and a vehicle to develop and empower local leaders. Mural Arts’ mural-making process also engages thousands of Philadelphia’s at-risk children, youth, and adults who find their artistic voice, develop their self-confidence, and discover new ambitions while creating murals through numerous programs.