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Mural Arts Philadelphia

Creators of more than 3,600 city murals since 1984

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"Legendary" by Amber Art & Design (featuring Tatyana Fazlalizadeh) is located on the World Communications Charter School at 512 S. Broad Street. Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia
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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.

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To date, Mural Arts Philadelphia has produced more than 3,600 murals.

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.”

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