Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change.
For over 35 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts engages communities in 50–100 public art projects each year, and maintains its growing collection through a restoration initiative. Our core program areas—Art Education, Restorative Justice, and Porch Light—yield unique, project-based learning opportunities for thousands of youth and adults.
Each year, 15,000 residents and visitors tour Mural Arts’ outdoor art gallery, which has become part of the city’s civic landscape and a source of pride and inspiration, earning Philadelphia international recognition as the “City of Murals.”
Cataloging its collections on the Public Art Archive supports Mural Arts’ ongoing work to document and preserve information about its projects and collaborative artmaking practices, and expand access to participatory artworks by providing an additional point of entry for public engagement.