Two New Mural Trolley Tours
Philadelphia’s Reimagined Landscapes Mural Tour goes through the Frankford and Kensington neighborhoods to share stories of Philadelphia’s 17th, 18th, and 19th century commercial corridors, when the entire industrial area was known as the “Workshop of the World.” Visitors will learn how these “rust belt neighborhoods” turned into reinvigorated residential and creative art communities.
You can kill two birds with one stone on the new America’s First Highway Mural Tour, which takes you along part of the country’s historic cross-country road, the Lincoln Highway (known today as Route 30). Learn about how the highway was born and view murals that dot the landscape through West Philadelphia.
'Mural Mile' Becomes Two Separate Tours
Formerly a single tour, the Mural Mile Tour has broken into the Mural Mile South and the Mural Mile North. Mural Mile South explores public art in Center City, and Mural Mile North checks in on everything north of Market Street. Each is a two-mile walking tour and takes about two hours.
Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Themed Tour
Set to launch later in 2014, the Mural Arts Program’s Porch Light Project has “created a series of powerful murals that showcase how participatory public art can be used in addressing a variety of behavioral health challenges.” The tour will be offered on select dates in 2014, schedule to be determined. You can keep track of updates and its potential opening here.
[Photos: Mural Arts Program/Adam Wallacavage]