Students embark on semester long mural project

Eastside Building Mural ProjectOn Friday, Feb. 4, the entire student body from UrbanPromise Academy travelled to Philadelphia for a bus tour of the world- renowned Mural Arts Program and their over 3,000 wall murals that beautify the city.

Students saw a tremendous variety of themes and styles that artists and communities have collaborated on to bring messages hope, heritage, and healing to the neighborhoods. Beginning this month, UPA students will be soliciting ideas from all members of the UP community on what they would like to see in a mural for our campus. Through a generous grant from The Margaret Hall Foundation, a mural will be created over the spring months on the façade of The Eastside building on 36th Street. Look for more information about how you can become involved in this exciting project that will bring beauty and meaning to our campus.