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Mural Arts Philadelphia offers online programming

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Mural Arts Philadelphia, the nation’s leading public art program, has developed several different initiatives to spread positive public health messaging while employing artists, provide at-home art instruction for students, fly above the murals with tour guides, and engage in community conversations.

Partnering with the Department of Public Health, Mural Arts has been installing artist-designed Space Pads in grocery stores, pharmacies, and food distribution hubs and other public spaces to ensure everyone stays six feet apart while running their essential errands. These Space Pads are also helping people maintain a safe distance at City Hall and MSB Plaza in Center City and in Kensington as part of the Step Up to the Plate initiative, a collaborative effort of Broad Street Ministry, Project HOME, and Prevention Point Philadelphia with the City of Philadelphia to provide food and services to Philadelphians experiencing homelessness.

Mural Arts Art Education launched Homeschool with Mural Arts, a twice-weekly video series featuring arts-focused tutorials from local experts. The videos are available on muralarts.org and YouTube, and shared on Mondays and Wednesdays on Mural Arts’ social media channels. Mural Arts’ teaching artists have also created a number of educational posters and other digitally downloadable resources for parents to use with their children, all available on its website.

Murals on the Fly gives a bird's eye view of the program’s collection of murals every Tuesday and Thursday. View murals from a drone, narrated by Philadelphia media personalities and Mural Arts tour guides.

Mural Arts will connect with artists and collaborators through its muraLAB speaker series, launching May 6. For a lighter chat, join Mural Arts Executive Director Jane Golden or Mural Arts artists on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. on Instagram Live for “Art of Conversation.” Mural Arts events can be found at www.muralarts.org/events.

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