Mural Arts Philadelphia, the nation’s largest public art program, is seeking artists and artist teams to collaborate with the Germantown community in the design and production of a mural to be completed by June 2017. The Germantown Project is sited at a pivotal intersection on the commercial corridor of historic West Chelten Avenue in Germantown. Historically a flourishing corridor, it is currently the site of efforts to improve the safety, public image, and practical infrastructural updates in order to encourage a more vibrant cultural and business corridor that will better serve Germantown residents, workers, businesses, and visitors. The Frank Washington mural previously painted on part of this wall was lost due to necessary wall repairs.
Specific theme and style of the new mural are yet to be determined, but Mural Arts has specified the following goals for the project:
- Create a Mural that celebrates Germantown: history, notable individuals, creativity, community
- Engage the local community and project stakeholders in the creation of the mural design
- Design a high-impact mural that feels complete while covering roughly 50% of the wall