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America's Coolest Street Art

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Adam Wallacavage for the Mural Arts Program © City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Street art is thriving in cities from New York to L.A., if you know where to look.

Philadelphia

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Philadelphia counts more murals—3,600—than any other American city, and its mural walking tour is a popular attraction. It’s the legacy of an arts program that began in 1984 to eradicate a graffiti crisis; a free iPhone app can help you navigate the city’s current mural collection. Notable projects include the colorful Southeast by Southeast; striking black and white mural The Watchtowers by Joe Boruchow; and Espo’s romantic murals on Market Street. Isaiah Zagar has covered thousands of square feet with ornate, whimsical mosaics.

America's Coolest Street Art

Philadelphia

Philadelphia counts more murals—3,600—than any other American city, and its mural walking tour is a popular attraction. It’s the legacy of an arts program that began in 1984 to eradicate a graffiti crisis; a free iPhone app can help you navigate the city’s current mural collection. Notable projects include the colorful Southeast by Southeast; striking black and white mural The Watchtowers by Joe Boruchow; and Espo’s romantic murals on Market Street. Isaiah Zagar has covered thousands of square feet with ornate, whimsical mosaics.

Adam Wallacavage for the Mural Arts Program © City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
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