Come celebrate and explore Philadelphia: the street art workshop of the world.
Join Conrad Benner, photographer and creator of StreetsDept.com (a Philadelphia-based street art blog,) in discovering a diverse array of Philly street art and graffiti, covering two of the city’s most active neighborhoods for public art: Midtown Village and Fishtown.
Beginning in Midtown Village in Center City, we’ll explore the work of internationally renown artists: Vilhs, How and Nosm, Gaia and Kenny Scharf. We’ll then walk to the 13th Street stop of the Market-Frankford El and take the train to Fishtown, where we will see the work of a number of prominent local artists.
Philadelphia is the birthplace of modern graffiti, dating back to the late 1960s. The city continues to thrive today as a center for public art in all its countless forms. From the murals curated by the Mural Arts Program to wheatpastes, stickers, installations and graffiti, Philly has the largest public art collection in the country.
Bring your camera or smartphone and share the walk on Instagram using the hashtag: #TEDxPHL14Art
This event is presented in conjunction with TEDxPhiladelphia 2014, which will explore the theme “The New Workshop of the World” on Friday, March 28 at Temple Performing Arts Center. TEDxPhiladelphia offers interactive, immersive experiences for all participants. The not-for-profit group, licensed by TED, was created in the spirit of the TED conference and its mission, “ideas worth spreading.” While the 2014 conference is SOLD OUT, audiences everywhere can access a free live video webcast of speaker talks at www.TEDxPhiladelphia.org on March 28 and watch talks year-round after the event.