June 26, 2016
If you enjoy shiny things and South Philadelphia, this illuminated neon mural is calling for you to pay a visit.
Local artists David Guinn and Drew Billiau recently teamed up with the Mural Arts Program and the Knight Foundation to complete the "Electric Street" installation just south of 9th Street near Pat's and Geno's (h/t Streets Dept.).
According to Guinn's Instagram, the mural part of an ongoing "Percy Street Project" whose full details have yet to be revealed. Who knows? Maybe an entire block will be decked out in neon and someone not named Demi Lovato will come shoot a cool music video.
Guinn and Billiau, by the way, are both well-established artists in Philadelphia and far beyond.
Guinn's work includes the "Four Seasons in Philadelphia" series, "Milano" at La Colombe in Dilworth Plaza, "Gimme Shelter" at the Morris Animal Refuge, and "Summer Rendezvous" above Shake Shack in Center City.
Billiau, a lighting designer, has brightened the sets of "Cherokee" at Wilma Theater, "Hound of the Baskervilles" at Lantern Theater, and "Charlotte's Web" at Arden Theater.