mural arts philadelphia

Artist Faith 47
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Paul Kurtz
April 12, 2019 - 3:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mural Arts Philadelphia has commissioned an internationally acclaimed artist to create a masterpiece in West Philadelphia. Her street art can be found in cities all over the world, and come September Faith 47 will add Philadelphia to the map. The Cape Town, South...
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
February 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's mural arts program would get an important new source of funding under a bill introduced into city council this week. The bill would allow Mural Arts Philadelphia to participate in another highly esteemed public art program. Philadelphia was the first U...
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Mural Arts Philadelphia  is featuring a Black History Month-themed mural tour of the city.
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Hadas Kuznits
February 06, 2019 - 6:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In celebration of Black History Month, Mural Arts Philadelphia is featuring a themed mural tour of the city on Sunday. The Black History Month Mural Arts Tour is the story of the African-American struggle in Philadelphia through art. "And it really sort of focuses on...
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DRPA Mural 1
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Kimberly Adams
November 03, 2018 - 3:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you walk or drive thru the 5th Street tunnels in Philadelphia you'll see something new. The landscape just got a little prettier. "It's beautiful." A woman from New York marveled Saturday as she took in one of two murals in the tunnels at 5th and Race Streets,...
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Mural Arts Philadelphia
Justin Udo
October 17, 2018 - 8:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You can now get a chance to see some of Philadelphia's most popular murals in a way you've never seen them before thanks to a little help from Lyft. Mural Arts Philadelphia teamed up with the ridesharing service to wrap four of their cars in murals. Deana Frank,...
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Barnes Foundation
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Justin Udo
October 05, 2018 - 7:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's a party next to the Ben Franklin Parkway, as one of Philadelphia's more popular institutions hosts a block party with a unique twist. People will be able to see a mural like they never have before. Food trucks, a pop-up beer garden, and even a live art exhibit...
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"Dreams, Diaspora and Destiny" mural
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Justin Udo
October 01, 2018 - 6:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Barnes on the Block is back again, this year with food trucks, dancing, a beer garden, plus a new visual art experience by Mural Arts Philadelphia. Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday at 20th and Callowhill streets, the pay-as-you-go block party from 4 to 8...
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Students from The Haverford School, like 17-year-old Garrett Johnson, helped paint the AR mural, along with others from Mastery Shoemaker Charter School.
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John McDevitt
September 27, 2018 - 8:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mural Arts Philadelphia is hosting 31 free events in October to celebrate the power of art. One in particular will center around Philadelphia's first augmented reality (AR) mural. The mural, called "Dreams, Diaspora and Destiny," created by artist Joshua Mays and DJ...
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Located at 20th and Tasker streets sat a mural that listed the names of children lost to violence.
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Cherri Gregg
August 12, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A recent dust-up over the destruction of a beloved mural in South Philadelphia highlights a growing problem: How do you preserve public art that stands in the way of development? Located at 20th and Tasker streets sat a mural that listed the names of children lost to...
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A rendering from one of the contestants.
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Shara Dae Howard
April 09, 2018 - 10:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - A new collaboration between the Delaware River Port Authority and the Mural Arts of Philadelphia is bringing local artists together to help brighten two popular Philadelphia tunnels. The DRPA Mural Competition focuses on two mural projects to be commissioned for the...
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