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This Friday!!! Mural Arts Philly DJ Mural Block Party Redux 6-10pm | 13th St between Sansom/Walnut Sts.

Last fall, you helped Mural Arts kick off the Philly DJ Mural Project, a program that put a creative spin on music education for youth. Now join us for our big return to Midtown Village and celebrate Shepard Fairey’s new mural, honoring Philly’s rich DJ history, all while dancing for hours to jams from your all-time faves.

Featuring the talents of:
Rich Medina, Cosmo Baker, Illvibe Collective, Scratch Academy + more.

This is an Open Source event! For more information on our citywide public art exhibition and 40+ events in October, visit opensource.muralarts.org.

As the block party closes down, make sure you stroll down the block to Franky Bradley’s (1320 Chancellor St.) as Heineken presents OBEY THE DJ. Ugly Bass brothers Mr. Sonny James & DJ Royale will guide a musical journey bumping everything from Soulful Rhythms to Classic Party Bangers. No need for requests (or to pay cover before 11pm) just OBEY THE DJ and get your groove on!


#phillyDJmural Block Party – Friday Oct 17th 6-8pm

Join us as we kick off the Philly DJ Mural Project with a celebration in the city, featuring special music sets by RJD2 and DJ Cash Money, free giveaways, interactive activities, food trucks and more at this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Each year, Mural Arts offers free art classes that empower over 1500 young people in Philadelphia to acquire leadership skills while beautifying their communities with public art. Their access to art is access to life.

For more information CLICK HERE.


Friday, October 17, 2014
6:00pm to 8:00pm

13th & Chestnut sts.
Philadelphia, PA


PAFA Beyond the Paint Exhibit: Videos

What: Mural Arts Program’s 30th Year Anniversary Beyond The Paint Exhibit

When: Running NOW until April 6th

Where: 128 N. Broad St, Philadelphia

Time is running out!  Get to PAFA by April 6th for the Mural Arts interactive Beyond the Paint Exhibit – located at 128 N. Broad Street. Artists and creative minds have teamed up with the Mural Arts Program to celebrate 30 years of engaging community members through art that has transformed the city. Learn about creative and physical processes inside custom-built studio spaces, take part in hands-on workshops, and of course enjoy installments from some of the finest artists in Philadelphia.

These insightful videos (watch below) bring together Reef the lost Cauze – prominent Philadelphia underground hip-hop artist and streets spokesman, Catzie Vilayphonh – poet from Yellow Rage female spoken word and Def Poetry Jam + the premier lifestyle and sneaker boutique Ubiq, and Rich Medina – world renowned DJ, poet, and producer. They take to the streets at 3 different mural sites highlighting how educating communities through art makes a difference, how this art gives a voice to those that take part in the projects, and how this art represents history and inspires the youth of tomorrow.

Reef the lost Cauze | Mural: Liberty Coin Mural | Mural artist: Joshua Sarantitis

Catzie Vilayphonh | Mural: Love Letter | Mural Artist: Stephen “Espo” Powers

Rich Medina | Mural: Dr. J | Mural Artist: Kent Twitchell

Keith Haring Mural Arts Dedication on November 2nd #PhillyLovesHaring

Just three years before his death – and two years shy of his 30th birthday – pop artist Keith Haring visited 22nd and Ellsworth in South Philly to paint one of his iconic murals, “We the Youth.” The PA-born artist (Haring grew up outside of Reading and briefly attended Kutztown University) was already one of the most famous American artists by the time he began his mural project here. Inspired by his radiant babies and lyrical, almost child-like figures that that first decorated the New York City subways before catching the attention of the fine art elite, the 25-year-old mural had suffered the ravages of time and weather, and was in desperate need of care or risked being lost forever.
Philadelphia Mural Arts has been painstakingly restored by lead artist Kim Alsbrooks (along with Jennifer Procacci, Charles Newman, Laura Velez and Malachi Floyd) in time for a public unveiling on Nov. 2 (1 p.m.). It’s one of 45 murals that Haring completed worldwide before his death from AIDS complications by 1990. It took a team of almost 15 artists and contractors to make this happen, including months and months of stucco work, as well as repairing the roof and wall.Upcoming Keith Haring mural restoration dedication/block party, which will be next Saturday, November 2nd.
This will be a huge community event, with DJ King Britt, a performance by CityKids, face painting, food trucks and more. This will certainly be something to check out.
Mural Arts Dedication: Keith Haring’s We The Youth
November 2nd, 1-3 PM
Music from DJ King Britt
& here is a flyer with information about the event (below).