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October is Mural Arts Month!

“On the wall. In the street. Across the city.”

Thanks to the Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia is filled with expression of brotherly love and sisterly affection. This October, celebrate Mural Arts Month through the nation’s largest public art program and its special events. Over 30 years, the program continues to pay homage to Philadelphia through 3,800 pieces of work. From block to block, we are reminded of the city’s history through illustration.

Promument

October 6 | 7  – 11 p.m.
Location: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 North Broad Street
Cost: $25 / $15 PAFA Members

Participate in a night of dancing and conversation in PAFA’s stunning Rotunda space. Come to explore the Monument Lab hub in the exhibition space downstairs. The musical lineup features Steve Ferrell, DJ Touchtone, QUESTLOVE and more while you enjoy food and cocktails. Also be prepared to tap into your inner artist for painting with Steve Powers.

Saturday Spotlight: Franklin Square

October 7 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Location: Franklin Square, 200 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Cost: Free

The Mural Arts’ citywide Monument Lab features the Saturday Spotlight event at Franklin Square. Free of charge, this event includes energetic music and delicious food from 1 – 4 p.m. There will be a giant interactive boombox project by artist Kara Crombie, as she honors Philadelphia’s musical legacy and promotes music education in the city.

Spring Arts District Tour and Reception

Oct 13 | 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Location: 990 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $5

Celebrate in the Springs Art District to celebrate new additions to the post-industrial corner of the city. Enjoy a tour of the murals led by project curator Ryan Strand-Greenberg. With a reception immediately following, indulge in the outdoor pop-up reception including an exhibition of the artists’ non-mural work, curated by Revolvd LLC for Arts + Crafts Holdings.

Emeka Ogboh ft. Ursula Rucker: Logan Squared

Oct 22 – Nov 19 | 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street
Cost: Free

View Emeka Ogboh’s Logan Squared sound installation every Sunday from 2 – 4:30 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia. This exhibition is a monument that involves sound and collective memory in dedication to the voices of the people. Ogboh’s work incorporates poetry and music that makes for an immersive experience.

Klip Collective Installation at Marconi Plaza

Oct 28 | 7 – 10 p.m.
Location: Marconi Plaza, 2800 South Broad Street
Cost: Free

Experience the interactive art shop Led by Ricardo Rivera. The Klip Collective unveils the installation at Marconi Plaza during this one-night-only monument that is set to pay homage to past and present immigrant families of South Philadelphia.

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