#Eagles Mural Dediction: Philadelphia Eagles and City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
season ticket members to create the “Our City, Our Team” mural that
runs the entire length of the buildings along Darien Street across
from Lincoln Financial Field.
players, staff, season ticket members and lead artists Philip Adams and
Jonathan Laidacker. Hundreds of painters of all abilities
and ages came together to put their own personal touch on the creation
by painting sections of parachute cloth in Lincoln Financial Field’s SCA
Club that eventually became the enormous mural.
players or historic moments, but to capture the unique relationship that
exists between the city, the team and its fans.
688 five-by-five sections were applied to the wall and then touched up
by the artists from the Mural Arts Program. Altogether, more than 2,900
man hours and 386 gallons of paint were devoted
to the project that currently stands as the second-largest mural in the
city of Philadelphia and the fifth-largest in the nation.
|Swoop even joined in on the fun with Earl Wolff , Riley Cooper and fans.|
On Thursday, July 23, a dedication event was
held to celebrate the completion of the 17,000 square-foot mural. Season
ticket members who participated in the paint days are invited to join Eagles staff, representatives of Mural Arts,
and the mural artists to dedicate the mural and enjoy a tailgating experience in the parking lot of Lincoln Financial Field.
Season Ticket Members gather around the #OurCityOurTeam Mural
The Mural Arts Program is the nation’s largest
public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. For
nearly 30 years, the Mural Arts Program has united artists and
communities through a collaborative process, rooted in
the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public
spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts engages communities in 50 to 100
mural and public art projects each year, including a restoration
program that maintains the collection. The murals
also create unique project-based learning opportunities for thousands
of youth and adults in the Art Education for Youth, Restorative Justice
and Behavioral Health programs. The Mural Arts Program has created more
than 3,600 murals and works of public art,
earning Philadelphia international recognition as the “City of Murals.”
Each year, 14,000 residents and visitors tour the Mural Arts Program’s
outdoor art gallery, which has become part of Philadelphia’s civic
landscape and a source of pride and inspiration.
For further information, please visit www.muralarts.org.