I was happy to get to meet Dre of Haas & Hahn on Monday night at the Knight Arts Challenge Winners event and talk to him a bit about the Philly Painting project that he's working on with the Mural Arts Program. They've started work on the project and I cannot wait to see the outcome. I plan to go check out the progress and will post more info here when I do. It's so great to see things like this taking place in the neighborhood...Be sure to check out their favela painting project, if you haven't seen it already.
Philly Painting is a giant neighborhood beautification project set in North Philadelphia, around the Germantown and Lehigh Avenues. The goal is to mobilize the community to completely transform the commercial corridor and bring a new look to their neighborhood: A social and artistic experiment of urban acupuncture, beautification, and economic stimulus of unprecedented scale.