Avenue Mural Panels
Girard Avenue between 26th to 31st streets
The City of Philadelphia's Mural
Arts Program (MAP), in collaboration with Local Initiatives
Support Corporation (LISC) and the Girard Coalition, sponsored
the creation and installation of these panels as part of a redevelopment
iniative that intends to stimulate commerce, increase foot traffic,
and grow the population of Girard Avenue, creating a vibrant
and exciting commercial corridor.
seen as a whole, the design of these panels depict a phoenix,
the definitive symbol of rebirth, that flies over the Schuylkill
river and down a sun-filled Girard Avenue. From left to right
it crosses the river and swoops over the industries and neighborhoods.
It glides with the music of John Coltrane and Handel and finally
rests at Girard College.
10 panels which measure 3' x 5', were installed in September