Spring Arts 2017
Videos by Creative Outfit
Spring Arts is home to Philadelphia’s first ever rotating, outdoor gallery.
In 2016 I was contracted by Mural Arts Philadelphia to curate a series of murals in partnership with Arts and Crafts Holdings—whose vision was to reimagine the Callowhill neighborhood as Spring Arts—we united various local artists, with different relationships to the neighborhood, to create novel and expressive works.
In 2017, we expanded the collection of public work by adding five new murals to the neighborhood. These temporary projects by Whitney Alexander, Glossblack, Susan Nam, Shawn Theodore celebrate a unique aspect of the neighborhood – A projection inspired by the neighborhoods' industrial past and it's evolving future, a photographic mural celebrating the individuals who live and work in the neighborhood, a whimsical landscape paying tribute to it's unique topography, a collage weaving cultural diversity, and a seven story sign inspired by the ghost signs of past industries.
Photographs by Ryan Strand Greenberg & Steve Weinik
Project Partners: Mural Arts Philadelphia, Arts + Crafts Holdings
Special Thanks: Kelly Edwards, Sam Spetner, Ryne Fuller, Creative Outfit