On this upcoming beautiful fall weekend, one of the best things to do in Philadelphia is explore some of the city’s best murals. There are murals spread in and around the entire city, but we’ve put together a list of our favorites to be sure to check out in person, before the winter months keep us all indoors!
1) Patrick Jacobs + West Collection- Corner of 16th and Chancellor St
This recently completed mural created by Brooklyn-based artist Patrick Jacobs and The West Collection aims to “share [the] challenging and inventive work of emerging artists with the public.” Any passerby would agree that this mural more than achieves that goal.
2) Atlas of Tomorrow- Corner of South St & S Juniper St
Created by Candy Chang, Atlas of Tomorrow is an interactive mural. People can spin the six-foot dial to pinpoint a fable on the wall that they can use for guidance in their own lives.
3) Electric Street- Corner of 9th & Wharton St
This South Philly mural created by David Guinn and Drew Billiau is quite literally electric. It was just completed and dedicated this past August and is used as a way to bring color and light to the quite street that had been riddled with crime.
4) ‘Untitled’- Corner of N 26th & W Girard Ave
Untitled is part of a trio of murals called Reading Between the Lines developed by Mural Arts to highlight some of the core design elements- color, line, value, pattern and typography- that are inherent to graffiti art. Artist Claudia ‘MadC’ Walde allows the mural to be used to help local students as part of the Reading Between the Lines project.
5) Asian Arts Initiative Mural- N 12th St & Pearl St
This block-long mural was designed by local artist Aissulu Kadyrzhanovva as part of the Pearl Street Project, an initiative aimed to transform the block into a year-long community asset via pop-up art installations and events.
For more murals, check out Curbed Philadelphia’s post.