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South Philadelphia: The Electric Street Mural Brings Community Together

South Philadelphia: The Electric Street Mural Brings Community Together

In an alley on Percy Street, just a few blocks away from Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks, a mural attracts events such as music video tapings, parties and even church revivals. The Electric Street Mural, combining lighting and paint, is a street art piece created by street artist David Guinn and lighting designer Drew Billiau. The […]

 

Bella Vista: Five Beautiful Sights

Bella Vista: Five Beautiful Sights

Bella Vista, Italian for “beautiful sight,” is full of just that – beautiful sights. Settled by Italian immigrants, the neighborhood eventually welcomed more cultures creating a unique and diverse space full of both modern and traditional beautiful places.   The Fleisher Art Memorial  Originally founded by Samuel S. Fleisher, the building located at 719 Catharine […]

 By Matthew E. Graves

Bella Vista: Residents Excited For New Mural

Bella Vista: Residents Excited For New Mural

Nobody likes when something cherished is taken away. So it’s understandable that residents were distraught last October when they learned that Autumn, a mural by David Guinn that overlooked a parking lot on the 600 block of South 9th Street, was going to be covered by the construction of a new townhouse. Many residents protested […]