The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has teamed up with the Dutch artists Haas & Hahn (responsible for the world famous ‘Favela Painting Project’ in Brazil) to start a neighborhood
beautification project of unprecedented scale, coined ‘Philly Painting.’
The artists moved into a community in North Philadelphia, around the Germantown and Lehigh Avenues, and are mobilizing the local inhabitants to completely transform the commercial corridor
and bring a completely new look to their neighborhood. It will be an experiment of urban acupuncture, beautification, and economic stimulus on social, artistic and urbanistic level and of unprecedented scale.