Wexford Science + Technology, the University City Science Center, and Mural Arts Philadelphia are collaborating on the installation of two wall artworks in the vicinity of University City Square (uCity Square) in West Philadelphia.
One is a printed mural at 3701 Market Street, on a wall that faces a new public street and plaza. The other is a painted mural at 3624 Market Street, on a wall that faces a pedestrian through-block passage, and is a few steps away from a pocket park called Innovation Plaza.
The artworks are part of a broader placemaking initiative throughout the uCity Square area. The mural at 3701 Market Street would highlight a new street entry to the uCity Square expansion. The mural at 3624 Market Street would highlight a connection between the Science Center and the Penn campus. Concurrent with the murals, street painting is planned for a newly constructed segment of 37th Street south of Lancaster Avenue. This offers opportunity for collaboration in community engagement and potentially creative direction.
The projects are expected to begin early in 2021 and be completed by June 30, 2021. Two artists will be selected, one for each opportunity.