Mural Arts Philadelphia
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, Mural Arts Philadelphia enables professional artists and young Philadelphians to showcase their artistic talent in a constructive way.
To date, Mural Arts Philadelphia has produced more than 3,600 murals.
Interested visitors can view several of these works on a variety of walking and trolley tours.
One of Mural Arts Philadelphia’s most popular tours, Love Letter, showcases a public art project consisting of 50 rooftop murals from 45th to 63rd Street along the Market Street corridor.
Tours depart from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad Street.
The murals are best viewed via the Market-Frankford elevated transit line, and “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.”
Book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package for stays through September 3, 2018 and get FREE hotel parking as well as free tickets to the Museum of the American Revolution, free tickets for a ride on the Ferris wheel and roller skating at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, a $25 CHeU Noodle restaurants gift card, free mini-golf and a carousel ride at Franklin Square, free passes to ride the PHLASH Downtown Loop and a $10 Lyft credit.