There’s so much more to murals than meets the eye—and there’s no better way to explore the world’s largest outdoor art gallery in Philadelphia, the ‘Mural Capital of the World,’ than on one of the expert-led Mural Walking Tours.
A tour in Mural Arts is a lesson in the visual history of Philadelphia. Delve into this specific medium of artistic expression and get a guided tour through the diverse neighborhoods of Philadelphia while visiting notable murals and works of art.
You’ll learn the early history of murals, hear about the Anti-Graffiti Network’s mission to encourage graffiti writers to redirect their talents and energies into constructive public art, and get to know some of the award-winning art education and community engagement programs that revolve around Mural Arts.
On this tour, you’ll get to see important mural-making concepts demonstrated in some of the Center City’s most iconic murals. Your guide will explain how the murals portray unique insight into Philadelphia’s history and the community experience through their subject matter and mural-making techniques used. See first-hand how murals can literally transform public spaces and provide project-based learning opportunities for members of the community.What to expect:
Saturday and Sunday tours depart from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Summer Monday and Wednesday tours depart from Philly Tour Hub (229 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106).