The Do-Gooder Spotlight is GroundSwell's blog post spreading the word about individuals and organizations working to better their communities. Today we are giving a shout-out to our friends at WXPN Musicians on Call!
Knight News Challenge (powered by the Knight Foundation) is calling for feedback on how to build futures and improve communities. They received over 600 entries and now invite YOU to look through submissions and offer feedback, ideas, and questions.
Philadelphia is home to one of the world's largest collections of murals and tonight, as Mural Arts Month continues, artists and mural-enthusiasts from around the city will gather for a TED-inspired event to discuss the challenges plaguing our cities and how public art can address the challenges and improve the landscape of our city.
GroundSwell is committed to showcasing how the arts positively impact our communities, and Philadelphia’s vast collection of public art is an integral part of the Philadelphia landscape that enhances our surroundings and is part of the fabric of the city! Each week we will spotlight one of the great pieces of public art that lives in our city. Today, we spotlight Philadelphia’s “Love” statue crafted by Robert Indiana
On Sunday, October 12 from 2-4pm the Village of Arts and Humanities and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program will join forces to restore the Village's Ile-Ife Guardian Mural and they are inviting the whole community to come and help bring this iconic mural back to life!
On October 10, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) in partnership with PNC Arts Alive, will hold the fifth annual Philly Photo Day and everyone is invited to snap a pic of their favorite spot in Philly on that day. There is only one restriction, the picture must be taken on October 10 in Philadelphia.
The Neighborhood Time Exchange: West Philadelphia Artist Residency is a residency program presented by the Canada-based Broken City Lab, People's Emergency Center (PEC), the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and the Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE). They are looking for local artists to take part in this unique cultural project integrating civil engagement and art, and you can be part of the process!