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Shepard Fairey is one of the featured artists of Open Source. Here, Lotus Diamond © 2014 Shepard Fairey at 1228 Frankford Avenue.

October 09, 2015

Open Source tours public art by trolley, by foot

Take advantage of the month-long event to explore new works

Mural Arts Program has brought Open Source, a month-long look at public art, innovation and creativity, to Philadelphia. Throughout October, Mural Arts will be hosting tons of important (and yes, famous) artists from all over the world for discussions, workshops and parties to celebrate their accomplishments and Philadelphia's amazing art community. 

Fourteen of those artists have created special new projects for the occasion. The Dufala Brothers, Sam Durant, Shepard Fairey, JR, Ernel Martinez & Keir Johnston, MOMO, Jonathan Monk, Odili Donald Odita, Michelle Angela Ortiz, Sterling Ruby, Jennie Shanker, Shinique Smith, Swoon and Heeseop Yoon are all participating. From waste transfer stations to pop-up bodegas to murals, each of the projects is worth seeing.

And thus, Mural Arts is hosting a series of tours this month so Philadelphians can see them all. Sign up for one of the tours below - some by trolley, some by foot - or try to see them all on your own using this handy map.

Open Source North Trolley Tour

This tour covers projects by Jennie Shanker, Keir Johnston & Ernel Martinez, Shinique Smith, Shepard Fairey and more.

Friday, October 16
1-3:30 p.m. | $35 (or $65 for the North/South combo)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Hamilton Building
128 N. Broad St.


Open Source South Trolley Tour

This tour covers projects by Heeseop Yoon, Odili Donald Odita, Michelle Angela Ortiz, the Dufala Brothers and more.

Saturday, October 17
9:30 a.m.-Noon | $35 (or $65 for the North/South combo)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Hamilton Building
128 N. Broad St.


Open Source Center City Walking Tour with Jane Golden

Mural Arts Executive Director Jane Golden leads this tour of Sam Durant, Michelle Angela Ortiz, JR and MOMO's work.

Sunday, October 18
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | $25
Open Source Hub @ The Graham Building
30 S. 15th St.


The #OpenSourcePHL Walking Tour

Photojournalist and StreetsDept.com founder Conrad Benner gives a tour of his favorite projects.

Sunday, October 18
1-3 p.m. | Free admission
Open Source Hub @ The Graham Building
30 S. 15th St.


Open Source North Trolley Tour

This tour covers projects by Jennie Shanker, Keir Johnston & Ernel Martinez, Shinique Smith, Shepard Fairey and more.

Friday, October 23
1-3:30 p.m. | $35 (or $65 for the North/South combo)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Hamilton Building
128 N. Broad St.


Open Source South Trolley Tour

This tour covers projects by Heeseop Yoon, Odili Donald Odita, Michelle Angela Ortiz, the Dufala Brothers and more.

Saturday, October 24
9:30 a.m.-Noon | $35 (or $65 for the North/South combo)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Hamilton Building
128 N. Broad St.


Open Source Full Tour

Spend the entire day checking out all of the participating artists' projects from North Philly to South Philly. Includes lunch and rest breaks.

Sunday, October 25
10 a.m.-3 p.m. | $80
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Hamilton Building
128 N. Broad St.