Initially a strategy to curb destructive graffiti in the 80’s, Mural Arts has simultaneously become the largest public art program in America and transformed the city into an inspirational artistic canvas. Over 3,600 murals created by local artists can be seen on group and private tours. It's truly a unique way to take in the city with the expert eye of a loyal Philadelphian.
Photo: Lindsey Tramuta
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Tour the Mural Capital of the World
I love Philly. It has great outdoor spaces and great art. Combining the two is the city's under-appreciated Mural Arts Program. Buildings and neighborhoods all over the city have been transformed into artistic masterpieces. The first time I took a mural tour, I was in awe. When friends travel here, that's my suggestion for a must-do. (OK, in the interest of full disclosure, I live in Philadelphia!)