This beautiful street art is in the Brewerytown neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Brewerytown is a diverse and ever-changing residential neighborhood that at its peak (pre-prohibition) had over 700 breweries.  Todays visual streetscape is awe-inspiring. 

Philly Street Art 1


Philly Street Art 4

Brewerytown is becoming a “hot” neighborhood as the craft-beer crowd moves in.  The neighborhood has long-term churches, community gardens, corner stores, and barbershops that serve as gathering places for the long-time residents.  Many of these long-time residents are on fixed incomes, so hopefully they can maintain their presence in their neighborhood through the transformation.  And hopefully this wonderful art remains.

Philly Street Art 3


Philly Street art 2
Ursula Rucker is a spoken word artist from Philadelphia.  Please read these powerful words.

These are not murals by the way.  They are printed pieces glued to the walls.  Either way, they are moving.

For a different look at more street ar, please see my post Philadelphia Street Art (Murals)