Associated Press covers Mural Arts Residency Program at Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office

Associated Press covers Mural Arts Residency Program at Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office

Artist James “Yaya” Hough poses for photographs during a news conference in Philadelphia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Hough, who was sent to prison for life as a 17-year-old, has been chosen for a Mural Arts Philadelphia residency and will design a public mural that addresses mass incarceration. He is among the “juvenile lifers” released since the U.S. Supreme Court banned mandatory life sentences for minors. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Mural Arts Philadelphia partners with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and Fair and Just Prosecution to create residency for ex-inmate artist. Artist James “Yaya” Hough will design public mural that condemns mass incarceration. Maryclaire Dale and photographer Matt Rouke from AP voice Hough’s story here.

Site/Sound Festival gets beautiful coverage in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Site/Sound Festival gets beautiful coverage in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Artists run through their building-sized nighttime video projections titled “Moon Viewing Platform (First Quarter Moon),” in The Cut, between 17 and 18th Streets, north of Callowhill Street October 1, 2019, one of the installation performances in advance of the weekend opening of “Site/Sound: Revealing the Rail Park.” Three core installations will take place in various locations along the path of the current and future Rail Park on three Saturdays in October. Photo by Tom Gralish/Inquirer Staff Photographer

Site/Sound:Revealing the Rail Park, a partnership of Mural Arts Philadelphia, Friends of the Rail Park, and American Composers Forum, was a highlight in the Philadelphia art scene in October. The Inquirer’s Shaun Brady and photographer Tom Gralish captured the essence of this unique project.

Fairmount Park’s Historic Houses are beautifully captured by the Philadelphia Inquirer at CiderFest

Fairmount Park’s Historic Houses are beautifully captured by the Philadelphia Inquirer at CiderFest

Woodford Mansion in Fairmount Park was built by William Coleman, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice, founder of University of Pennsylvania and the American Philosophical Society, and trusted confidant of Benjamin Franklin. Photo by Grace Dickinson/Inquirer Staff  

CiderFest was Fairmount Park Conservancy’s one of a kind opportunity to explore Philadelphia’s rich history while drinking Pennsylvania-made cider. The Inquirer’s Grace Dickinson captured the beauty and history of the six historic mansions this September.

Philadelphia Inquirer features new Same Day Work program on Front Page

Philadelphia Inquirer features new Same Day Work program on Front Page

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Alvin Tull, a lead teaching artist at Mural Arts, paints a rose on the parachute cloth that will be transferred to a wall at Suburban Station as part of the Same Day Work program.

Mural Arts Philadelphia has embarked on a groundbreaking new program putting economically insecure individuals to work creating public art with partners MHP, Scattergood Foundation, and Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health. Samantha Melamed of the Philadelphia Inquirer covered the story on the front page here.

Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square on cover of Philadelphia Inquirer’s Do This

Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square on cover of Philadelphia Inquirer’s Do This

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A worker welds one of the final steel bars used to support the lanterns in the final week leading up to the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival.

The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Franklin Square and the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Grace Dickenson gets behind the scenes to see how it all comes together. The cover story for the Do This Weekend Section is here