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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 

Musicians mural to find new home at Broad and Tasker

The deteriorating musicians mural at 9th and Wharton is about to get a new home and an updated design. About a year ago fundraising efforts and the search for a location began for the mural of the likes of Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Jerry Blavat and others.

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The preliminary design plans and location have now been unveiled. Broad and Tasker, behind Valley Green Bank, will be the new home of the mural.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Frankie Avalon and Jerry Blavat donate money for 9th and Wharton mural relocation

We recently told you about the crumbling mural at 9th and Wharton and the plans to raise money and find a new location for it.

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Photo of the mural from PhillyMag.

In an effort to raise the $80,000 needed for the project, both Frankie Avalon and Jerry Blavat, who are both pictured on the mural, have donated $5,000 each to help fund the relocation.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Art installation finally being installed on substation at 13th and Mifflin

UPDATE: According to E. Passyunk Crossing Civic Association president, Joe Marino, the design of the art installation panels in phase one of this project are exactly as originally proposed.

Back in January of 2013 we told you about the plans for an art installation for the SEPTA substation at 13th and Mifflin. After quite a bit of a delay, that art installation is finally being installed.

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Photo of the art installation being put up from East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association’s Facebook page.

The art installation by Donna Backues was originally planned to be installed by June of 2014.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Spotted: Awesome mural nearly finished at 9th and Dickinson

In what is decidedly different from the standard hands-across-America style of most Philly murals, this offering is nearly finished near 9th and Dickinson.

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The awesome photo blog Streets Dept., where this photo originally appeared, said the artist is Joe Boruchow, who has been doing paste-ups around the city for years. Find more examples of Boruchow’s work on his website here.

 

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Spotted: “Street Lagoon” flows over Christian Street in Queen Village

You might notice something quite different on the 300 block of Christian Street, where large blue circles appeared recently on the sidewalks and street. So, what is this thing?

Pic comes from the QVNA website

Pic comes from the QVNA website

According to the Queen Villiage Neighbors Association, in early June environmental artist and sculptor, Stacy Levy, Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Keith Haring mural and park at 22nd and Ellsworth getting spruced up

Last week we spotted some scaffolding up over Keith Haring’s iconic mural at 22nd and Ellsworth, and after a brief moment of anxiety, we quickly realized that the Mural Arts Program was starting to restore the mural.

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There was a bit of a fright among mural-lovers last year when the iconic mural was partially covered up by a developer who bought the building. Naked Philly went so far as to say Art Assaulted at 22nd and Ellsworth as stucco started creeping over the edges of the painting.
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