On Friday Creative Loafing published a blog post about the commission of a new mural to be painted in the West End, just a few blocks from here.
The mural is slated to be the very first of what will hopefully be many public art projects incorporated into the Beltline.
As you may recall, the Beltline broke ground first in the West End. A lovely bike path has been installed, complete with a new park and the beginnings of an arboretum. Right now, the trees are a little weenie. It’s not their fault.
As projects like the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Porgram have long proven, murals can be a great way to give folks ownership of public space and connect individuals with their communities . Plus, they’re pretty.
When Lain and I went on the Beltline tour a few weeks ago, there was a lot of talk of art being incorporated into the project. And now it’s starting! So close to us, no less.
Good work, Beltline. I still like you so much.