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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:  Bella Vista 

Eddie Lang mural installed at 7th and Fitzwater, to be dedicated on Sunday

Back in February plans for a mural of musician Eddie Lang were presented at a Bella Vista Neighbors Association meeting. Now eight months later, that mural, titled Eddie LangThe Father of Jazz Guitar, is coming to life.

This week, the mural was installed at 7th and Fitzwater, in preparation for the unveiling and dedication on Sunday, October 23.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Mural Arts Program hosting public paint day event for new Musicians Mural

The original musicians mural at 9th and Wharton has been deteriorating for years now. Fundraising began last year and the mural is now getting an updated design and a new location behind the Valley Green Bank at Broad and Tasker.

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On Saturday, the artist behind the mural, Eric Okdeh, will be leading a paint day event to get the community involved with the neighborhood’s new mural.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Spotted: Broad Street median mural being installed

South Broad Street is getting a little more colorful. A few weeks back we shared with you the plans for a median mural by artist Mat Tomezsko that would brighten up Broad for the Democratic National Convention later this month.

That mural is in the process of being installed, bringing bright stripes to a 14-block-span of South Broad Street. The piece, titled “14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words,” spans from City Hall to Washington Avenue. 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:  Passyunk Square 

Spotted: Percy Street Project neon mural

A small side street near Pat’s and Geno’s is now the home of a new kind of mural.

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Not only is this a colorful piece during the day, but upon nightfall, the mural comes to life. This neon-lit hidden gem on Percy Street is a project by David Guinn and Drew Billiau.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

South Broad Street getting median mural for DNC

The Democratic National Convention is a month away and the city is getting down to business with plans to spruce up the city for the event from July 25 through 28.

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Image of what the mural may look like from the Mural Arts Program.

Among those improvements is a median mural that will brighten up part of South Broad Street.

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