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Items Tagged: Public Art

“MLK on Lancaster Avenue” Mural Arts Philadelphia

“MLK on Lancaster Avenue” Mural Arts Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, every wall is a potential blank canvas, and stunning murals adorn building exteriors all over the city. Started in 1984 to help eradicate graffiti, Mural Arts Philadelphia enables professional artists and young Philadelphians to showcase their artistic talent in a constructive way. Created by muralist Cliff Eubanks, “MLK...

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Tags: African-American, Arts & Culture, Public Art

Joe Frazier Statue

Joe Frazier Statue

The 12-foot bronze statue of Philadelphia boxing legend Joe Frazier sits directly outside of the Xfinity Live! complex. Artist Stephen Layne recreated Frazier in mid-punch, illustrating the moment after Frazier landed the punch that knocked down Muhammad Ali in the fifteenth round of their fight on March 8, 1971, at...

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Tags: African-American, Icons, Public Art, Sporting Events

Goth Hearts Mural

Goth Hearts Mural

Fishtown artist Amber Lynn, also known as Amberella, painted Goth Hearts, which represents “a culmination of feelings pulled from diaries, notes, sketchbooks, scribbles, memories and every day feels.” The mural is displayed on the wall of the Honeygrow headquarters building on Front Street....

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Tags: African-American, Arts & Culture, Public Art

Inquire Within Mural

Inquire Within Mural

In 1985, Hedy Melvin painted Inquire Within on this wall located at 10th and Cherry Streets. The request for the mural came from the restaurant owners who occupied the building space at the time....

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Tags: African-American, Arts & Culture, Public Art

Big Bling

Big Bling

The 40-foot-tall Big Bling, created by artist Martin Puryear and presented by the Association for Public Art in collaboration with Madison Square Park Conservancy, will sit between Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill River until November 2017. The large sculpture and great photo opp is made up of multiple sections of...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Arts & Culture, Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Public Art

Big Bling

Big Bling

The 40-foot-tall Big Bling, created by artist Martin Puryear and presented by the Association for Public Art in collaboration with Madison Square Park Conservancy, will sit between Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill River until November 2017. The large sculpture and great photo opp is made up of multiple sections of...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Arts & Culture, Outdoors, Parks & Gardens, Public Art

Amor Statue

Amor Statue

One of the City of Brotherly Love’s best-known landmarks is love itself. The six-foot-tall AMOR sculpture—“amor” translates to “love” in both Spanish and Latin—lives in Sister Cities Park, located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and just a short walk from LOVE Park....

Credit: Photo by C. Smyth for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Parks & Gardens, Public Art

Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition: Dear Street Art Lovers

Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition: Dear Street Art Lovers

Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition features 13 works of art that interpret the spirit of revolution at 13 locations in Philadelphia’s Historic District—an area of the city that runs from the Delaware River to 7th Street and from Vine to Lombard Streets. On view from May 25 through July...

Credit: Photo by A. Ricketts for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Arts & Culture, Historic Philadelphia, Public Art, Visit Philadelphia

Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition: I Will Answer Injustice with Justice

Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition: I Will Answer Injustice with Justice

Revolutionary: A Pop-Up Street Art Exhibition features 13 works of art that interpret the spirit of revolution at 13 locations in Philadelphia’s Historic District—an area of the city that runs from the Delaware River to 7th Street and from Vine to Lombard Streets. On view from May 25 through July...

Credit: Photo by A. Ricketts for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Arts & Culture, Historic Philadelphia, Public Art, Visit Philadelphia

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