Wall Ball 2014

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No matter how we prefer to take them in, we can all agree that every single one of Philadelphia’s murals is a treasure. For 30 years, the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has been celebrating the city’s vibrant public art through its annual Wall Ball.

MAP says on its website that tonight’s special event, sponsored by Citizens Bank, “raises funds that help to create powerful and engaging public art projects” transforming public areas and Philly’s neighborhoods into living works of art. The soul-enriching fete also generates awareness and resources for programming targeting “young people, those impacted by the justice system, and individuals in treatment for behavioral health challenges.” Considering 1.5 million Americans live in Philadelphia, this is formidable work. 

Honoring Mural Arts board chair Joe Goldblum, Philly’s favorite plot-twister M. Night Shyamalan and artist Shepard Fairey with awards, the Wall Ball has the standard formal fare: a silent auction and networking. This year, though, the event also features a live art battle emceed by MC Elixir between NYC artist Lamour Supreme and Philly artist Paul Satoleri. We’re not saying who we’re rooting for, but we will say that this is Philly, folks.  DJ Handsome Sam spins, too, making sure that Mural Arts lives up to one of its core values: “We’re from Philly. We’re for Philly. And we’re having a hell of a good time.” // JOSH KRUGER

7pm. $200. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100. utphilly.com
 

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WHEN
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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- Price: Unknown

WHERE
1026 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 05/29/2014. .

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