Happy Birthday to the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program which is 25 years old this month and still going strong. I feel lucky to live in a city where I can see beautiful paintings on the sides of buildings where ever I go. I get to walk past two of my favorite murals on my way to work.
The mural at Hahnemann Hospital on North Broad Street is near my workplace.
The mural of former mayor Frank Rizzo is near my home in the heart of South Philadelphia. Some people loved him and some people hated him, but he was always larger than life. And so is his mural.
Here’s to the next 25 years!
But wait, there’s more!
Wall Watching is an invitational photography exhibit of showing the murals as part of the city landscape instead big paintings. The exhibit is free to the public and runs to November 13 in the West portal hallway of City Hall in Philadelphia. You can even follow the mural program on Twitter! And check out Art in City Hall to get information about the many other interesting art exhibits scheduled there.