An Exclusive Exhibition for Sonesta Philadelphia Presented by Open Source and Philadelphia Mural Arts
As featured in Condé Nast Traveler & Newsweek, view the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program record breaking mural, at 22 stories high. It was completed in 2 weeks and is the perfect masterpiece for our art inspired hotel.
"We're so committed to Art, we tattooed it on our face."
Philadelphia is a city whose appreciation for the arts is legendary.
The art inspired Sonesta Philadelphia is partnering with Open Source on their citywide exhibition that will bring 14 extraordinary international artists to Philadelphia. These artists' practices vary widely, from sculpture to community muralism to street art. They will work with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program to create a new series of public artworks that explore and illuminate Philadelphia's diverse urban identity. The Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia will be a central Open Source venue as it will be the go-to spot for talks, tours, visual documentation, and direct engagement with staff, artists, and curator Pedro Alonzo.
The artist who will be executing the mural on our 25 story hotel is "Momo" from New Orleans. He is regarded as the standard-bearer for abstraction in street art. "Momo" has since transitioned into creating large-scale murals in countries all over the world, including as a perennial participant in Italy's legendary FAME Festival. For more information on Open Source Mural Arts, visit http://opensource.muralarts.org/
About The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program:
Is the nation's largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. For 30 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities through a collaborative process, rooted in the traditions of mural-making, to create art that transforms public spaces and individual lives. Mural Arts engages communities in 50–100 public art projects each year, and maintains its growing collection through a restoration initiative. Each year, 12,000 residents and visitors tour Mural Arts’ outdoor art gallery (including docent-led trolley and walking tours between sites, as well as audio guides and maps for self-guided visitors, which has become part of the city’s civic landscape and a source of pride and inspiration, earning Philadelphia international recognition as the “City of Murals.”