Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Love Letter for Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Mural Arts program is one of the largest public arts initiatives in the country. Started in 1984 as part of the Anti-Graffiti campaign, the City of Philadelphia partnered with Jane Golden, a local artist, to rally graffiti artists to paint murals around the city. The program not only provides impressive art in public spaces, but also an outlet for urban artists to hone their skills and give back their community.

One the of latest campaigns for the Mural Arts program is 'A Love Letter For You', by New York based artist Stephen Powers. The murals "collectively express a love letter from a guy to a girl, from an artist to his hometown, and from local residents to their West Philadelphia neighborhood." The murals can be seen on the Market-Frankford line.

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