Arts Can Transform Lives and Cities

In honor of Mural Arts Month, a longtime college president not only nominates Jane Golden for a MacArthur Genius Award, she urges educators from pre-school to grad school to respect and promote the arts—not cut them.

By Elaine Maimon

More Art, Fewer Accidents?

A collaboration between Mural Arts Philadelphia and a South Philly neighborhood group aims to slow down speeding cars. Could it help reduce the nearly 500 serious traffic injuries in the city every year?

By Jessica Blatt Press

Ideas We Should Steal: Arts Everywhere

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is embedding the arts in myriad city agencies with a bold, economy-boosting goal that Philly should emulate: supporting art in every neighborhood in the city

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Citizen Recommends: Young at Art

Throughout the week of April 26, enjoy free daily online mini concerts borne out of a collaboration between three iconic local arts groups: Play On Philly, Astral Artists and Mural Arts Philadelphia

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Citizen Recommends: Stitching Our Futures

Mural Arts’ participatory quilting project invites all of us to imagine—and create—a city budget that reflects who we want to be

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: How Art Can Change the World

Join The Citizen in December to hear from Jane Golden, Shepherd Fairey, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Hank Willis Thomas, and many more

By Christine Speer Lejeune

The Citizen Recommends: Art for Social Justice

“Points of Connection”—a collection of 10 portraits by the DA’s first-ever artist-in-residence—offers a moving look at the people impacted by, and impacting, our justice system

By Christine Speer Lejeune

The Citizen Recommends: Mural Arts’ Wall Ball

The city’s public art organization sets the stage for Monument Lab, a citywide look at our stories, both historic and contemporary

By Annie McDonough