Mural Arts Walking Tour – Brought to you by AIGA Philadelphia

April showers bring May flowers - and great art! Join us on Saturday May 11th from 11am to 2pm for an amazing art tour of the City of Brotherly Love! Philadelphia pioneered the "One Percent" mandate that most large municipalities now use to ensure their city's beautification and the public's access to art. For over sixty years Philadelphia's commitment to public, accessible art has helped it garner a world class reputation as a city for art and artists. On top of the one percent budget requirement, what started out as an anti-graffiti initiative forty years ago ballooned into something amazing. Philadelphia now boasts not only the largest collection of public art in at least the United States, it holds the crown as the Mural Arts capital of the world. Lead by local professional tour guide, historian, and outdoor adventure and travel leader John Luczkowski from Seek-Explore-Wander, this tour will explore the history of public art in Philadelphia while getting up close and personal with 30 of the most iconic and world famous pieces of public art and murals found in the city.

Safety Information: We will be walking a little less than 4 miles, comfortable shoes are recommended, water is encouraged. This is an urban walk, you are responsible for your safety and encouraged to follow traffic lights, be alert, stay with the guide etc. There will be an opportunity to stop for a bathroom break.

Parking: There is plenty of parking in the city, we recommend that you use the Spot Hero app to find the best price for the day. We are also walking distance from Jefferson Station.

When & Where
Sat, May 11, 2024 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Independence Visitor Center
599 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106