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Mural Arts Program

Mural Arts Program

In Philadelphia, every wall is a potential blank canvas, and stunning murals adorn building exteriors all over the city. Begun in 1984 to help eradicate graffiti, the Mural Arts Program enables professional artists and young Philadelphians to showcase their artistic talent in a constructive way. To date, the program has produced more than 3,600 murals, such as this one in the city's Latino neighborhood, El Centro de Oro. Interested visitors can view several of these works on a variety walking, biking and trolley tours.

Credit: Photo by K.Ciappa for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Arts & Culture, Public Art

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