TO SEE THE MURALS IS WELL WORTH A TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA!
Actually the program started with a severe problem for the city of Philadelphia, gang graffiti. Violence in neighborhoods was rampant and building were being defaced by gang messages and language. Then a creative solution came that worked and worked well. The city put artists and neighborhoods together. As they worked with the communities needs and interest the artist found strength in healing qualities of art. The murals have not been deface because the neighborhood protects them because it is theirs. The city now offers a program to teach any one how to replicate this successful system. I highly recommend a trip to see the murals and your communities involvement in a mural project.