Photos: Bok School hosts Mural Arts Program’s Open Source Party

Last Friday, Open Source kicked off their project at Bok school with a blockbuster opening party

the torrential nor’easter rains a good showing of people turned out to
enjoy the festivities. I couldn’t make it as I was covering another
awesome event down the street, the opening of Opera Philadelphia, check
out the gala complete with tent set up in the middle of Broad Street,
HERE. Any who I had Mural Arts send me a few pixs from their party too. 

 The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (Mural Arts) has set Friday, October 2 for an opening party that screams “art prom.” Hosted at Bok, a former South Philly vocational high school evolving
into an innovative makerspace, the evening’s events include a DJ Set
by Sub Pop recording artist, Washed Out, along with performances
by electro pop band City Rain, jazz / soul / hip hop trio The Living

Mural Arts partnered with Mole Street, a Philadelphia experiential marketing and entertainment booking agency to secure an exciting line up of performers for the event. Washed Out’s Ernest Greene, a young guy from Georgia (via South Carolina) who makes bedroom
synthpop that sounds blurred and woozily evocative. Many will be
familiar with the band’s tune, Feel It All Around, from the opening
credits of the hit IFC TV show, Portlandia. In addition to recording and
touring with a band, he takes time out to bring his DJ Set to select
venues. These often sold out shows bring a perfect party vibe.

Washed Out (DJ set)

Open Source Curator Pedro Alonzo, Mural Arts Program Execut

ive Director Jane Golden, City Councilman Mark Squilla (Photo by Bill McCay)

 Johnny Buss (Mural Arts Program Artist)

 Tracy Buchholz, Isaiah Zagar, Liann Fenderson
 Lucy Price, Andrew Schmidt

Guests enjoyed an open “pour” session with the Dufala Brothers, who will be working out of Bok all month long. The Dufala Brothers will create a waste transfer station in the Edward Bok Vocational School in South
Philadelphia. The station is conceived to recycle aluminum from local
scrappers, which will be repurposed by the artists to make art.

 Nicole Steinberg

 Stephen Ives
Step and Repeat and the below Photos by SteveWeinik
 Phil Asbury, Open Source Artist Shinique Smith, Open Source Artist Odili Odita

 The Open Source Hub is officially open!

Stop by The Graham Building at Dilworth Park (30 South 15th Street) to learn more about the artists, artworks, and events of Open Source,
or just pop in to grab a coffee and a bite to eat from our cafe. This
Wednesday through Sunday, Hub Bub Coffee will be at our featured Hub
vendor, serving up delicious coffee and pastries. There are over 40 events connected with Open Source for you to attend. Check out their site for more info OPEN SOURCE

For more information about Mole Street, please visit

(Both Mole Street and the Mural Arts have been clients of mine this past year.)