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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Italian Market ‘Stock Exchange’ functions as public art

Artist Jon Rubin, in collaboration with the Mural Arts Program, is dreaming up public art in a new way. From now through December 7, select businesses in the Italian Market will be collaborating by exchanging items to sell in each other’s stores.

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These participating businesses include more recent immigrants and more established stores “that operate in close proximity to each other but are often separated by cultural and socioeconomic differences.”

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport :  Whitman 

Snyder Plaza is getting a mural makeover

The Mural Arts Program has a big project happening in South Philly. Snyder Plaza is getting a colorful makeover with murals from four artists.

Day 3 mural progress report

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The box stores that occupy the plaza are already beginning to look less like a generic shopping center and more like a colorful destination. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Spotted: Democratic National Convention donkeys installed around South Philly

The Democratic National Convention is coming to Philly at the end of the month, bringing tons of political action to the city. Along with increased activity, some improvements are also coming to the area, like the median mural being installed on South Broad Street.

Another one of the improvements is the installation of colorful donkeys throughout the city to represent the fifty states, along with Washington, D.C. and the six other U.S. territories. Those donkeys have been popping up around the city, including five at locations in South Philly.

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Art installation from Fleisher Art Memorial coming to Queen Street Tunnel

The Queen Street Tunnel between Front and Swanson Streets is about to get a lot more interesting.

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Photo of the tunnel from QVNA.

As part of a project of students and staff at Fleisher Art Memorial, artwork is being created to eventually be wheat pasted on the walls of the tunnel.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Open Source mural being installed in Italian Market

As part of the Mural Arts Program’s Open Source public art initiative this month, new art installations are popping up throughout the city.

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Photo of the mural’s progress, taken last week.

This new mural at 9th and League in the Italian Market is a piece by artist Heeseop Yoon, created using masking tape on Mylar.

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