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    • Creative Placemaking event, Monday February 13, 2017 | courtesy of Steve Weinik, Mural Arts

Giving arts a seat at the community development table

In December, the National Endowment for the Arts released a collection of essays titled How to Do Creative Peacemaking: An Action-Oriented Guide to Arts in Community Development. Jason Schupbach, the…

    • Route 47 en route | courtesy of Intersection

47 Stories: Connecting cultural communities via bus

Septa’s Route 47 bus runs the length of the city, from Whitman Plaza in South Philly to Olney in North Philadelphia, connecting immigrant and refugee communities from Asia, Africa, Europe,…

    • 9th Street Stock Exchange: Vintage fiction from Molly’s Books and Records inside Fante’s Kitchen Shop | Catalina Jaramillo

Art project asks 9th Street Market vendors to get into each other’s business

The relationship between Italians and Mexicans in the Italian Market, as described by Raúl Aguilar, owner of Los Amigos, a 7-year-old meat market in 9th and Montrose streets, goes like this:…

    • Lead muralist Brad Carney jumps in the air amidst interns and students painting 'Rhythm & Hues' at Eakins Oval. (Bastiaan Slabbers for NewsWorks)
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Spotted: The Oval striking musical tone for 2016

Every year the parking lot in the middle of Eakins Oval is painted with a mural, setting the theme for the seasonal park space.  It’s had a touch of the shore…

    • Rhythm & Hues

‘The Oval’ pop-up park returns for a fourth year

The surface parking lot at Eakins Oval on Benjamin Franklin Parkway will once again become “The Oval” pop-up park this summer, the Department of Parks & Recreation announced earlier this month.…

    • The Oval is being remade in bold, bright geometries
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The Oval returns for third season, will it see a fourth?

If The Oval started three years ago as an experiment to see if an underused part of the Parkway could become a lively – if temporary – public space, consider the…

    • Jonathan Jones skating on 'Pyramid' in Paine's Park | Ashley Hahn, PlanPhilly
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Spotted: Skateable Sculptures in Paine's Park

Sol LeWitt’s sculptures Steps (Philadelphia) and Pyramid (Philadelphia) did not tumbled downhill from the Philadelphia Museum of Art into Paine’s Park. Instead the Steps and Pyramid that appeared this week in…

    • Psychylustro's orange and white pops over Glenwood Green Acres
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Wild strokes and wildflowers color the Northeast Corridor through Philly

Glenwood Green Acres is a 30-year old community garden at North 18th and Glenwood Avenue, a 4-acre green oasis on the site of a former factory that burned down. The garden…

    • Mixplace Studio students spoke at the historic spot Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the Freedom Now Rally
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Trolley tour takes memory lane trip on Lincoln Highway

Philadelphia is home to a lot of the country’s first, but it is not often lauded as home to the first transcontinental highway, which thanks to Lincoln Highway, it is. This…

    • journey2home storefront at 4119 Lancaster Avenue
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Mural Arts project opens storefront, fights youth homelessness

A new Mural Arts program is using a Lancaster Avenue storefront to create dialogue around the issue of youth homelessness.  Friday the Mural Arts program journey2home opened its doors at 4119…

    • Mural Arts' Market Frankford Line train wrap
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New mobile mural rolls on the Market Frankford Line

The Mural Arts Program and SEPTA took the concept of bringing art to the people to a new level today when they unveiled "We Are All Neurons," a student-designed mural wrapped…

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Artist plans 5-mile torrent of color along Philly's Amtrak corridor

SEPTA and Amtrak commuters traveling through Philly can look forward to a lot of color in the spring as Berlin-based artist Katharinia Grosse begins painting dilapidated buildings along the tracks. Mural…

    • We the Youth, October 2013
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Point Breeze's Keith Haring mural pops with color anew

In a whole city of murals, one of Philly’s most significant works was just restored. The vibrant mural by street artist Keith Haring at the corner of 22nd and Ellsworth streets…

    • Bridge mural, Phillytrax
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August 2-4: Goonies screening | Franklin Institute Mess Fest | African Festival | 2nd Street Festival | Mural, market, garden tour | Preservation Alliance walking tours

August is here, and it's already loaded with things to do. Here's what's happening this weekend: WATCH: Goonies Outdoor Film Screening @ The Oval Friday, August 2, 7pm - 11pm, Eakins…

    • The Story of Water in Art
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Stormwater art speckles Christian Street

The 300 block of Christian Street has broken out in a rash of blue dots. You'd be forgiven for thinking this is some sort of guerilla street art, but these dots…

    • sign restoration
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West Poplar locksmith's faded sign gets repainted

As part of their reporting for Philadelphia Neighborhoods and PlanPhilly, Tasia N. Morgan, Angela M. Mayo, and Samantha Ortiz are sharing dispatches from East and West Poplar. They recently paid a visit to…

    • A new sprayground opened at the Shissler Rec Center Thursday
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Shissler Rec Center opens new sprayground

Shissler Rec Center opened its new "sprayground" Thursday and the preschool students who graduated just before the fountains turned on, along with their friends and family, took to it immediately. Within…

    • muralab big
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Thought Experiments: Human Geographies (4/3) and Curating the Public Realm (4/8)

From harnessing the visual power of maps in the name of social change to curating the messages embedded in street markings, muraLAB's Thought Experiments series is bringing two important visual…

    • Autumn on Fleisher's west wall
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New Autumn helps Palumbo Park come alive

Look east from the corner at 8th and Catharine streets, and the bright washes of color in David Guinn’s new mural instantly catch your eye. Tall trees in full autumnal…

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Saturday is Community Paint Day for Frankford mural

After months of meetings, planning and designing, Saturday is the big day in Frankford. Volunteers are invited to a community paint day for the neighborhood's mural, Imagining Frankford, made possible through…

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