A trivia fact that I once read about Philadelphia is that they have more public art than any city in the country. While I’m not sure if this is accurate, I can tell you that Philadelphia is a wonderful city for murals and art on the sides of buildings. This was one of my favorite parts of Philly while attending Temple University—being able to see the art work on the sides of buildings (yes I know I should have been paying attention to driving). The murals are part of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program which is a public arts initiative. Since 1984, more than 2800 murals have been produced and over 20,000 underserved youth in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia have been educated.
If you are interested in browsing some murals that are part of this project, here is a map with locations. There are nearly 10 murals within walking distance of the convention center.
—Christine Royce, Conference Chairperson