Thursday, December 6, 2012
Love It, Or Hate It?
Philadelphia ia an old city with many aging commercial areas which the city is now trying to revitalize:
I was invited to see this project:
Join the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and our partners as we celebrate the realization of Philly Painting, an experimental transformative public art intervention along one of the oldest commercial corridors in North Philadelphia, where Germantown Avenue intersects with Lehigh Avenue.World famous Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn – better known as Haas & Hahn – transformed the facades of more than 50 storefronts between the 2500-2800 blocks of Germantown Avenue, along with muralists and crew hired from the community. This unique year-long collaborative project is a key element of a larger economic initiative in the area led by the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce.Immediately following the dedication, everyone is invited to participate in a festive parade with live music and entertainment, which ends at The Village of Arts & Humanities, and take a FREE tour, led by the project team.
I love it!