Here in Philadelphia we have a wonderful community improvement and arts education program called Mural Arts. It began in 1984 as an anti-graffiti program to clean up the city. Led by a local artist the project encouraged young graffiti artists to create murals instead. Today more than 2,700 murals adorn buildings, bridges, and parks, making Philadelphia the “City of Murals.” I live by several of these murals and I'm amazed and inspired by them every day.
This month Elle Decor featured their own take on Mural Art. I'm swooning over the way they've brought the outdoors in!
Photo credits in order of appearance: Flicker/maplemama; Jack Ramsdale/Mural Arts.org; Flicker/maplemama; Roger Davies; Simon Upton; William Waldron