The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program‘s annual fundraiser, Wall Ball, is next week at Union Transfer. Wall Ball will be followed by an after-party, OFF-THE-WALL BALL, also at Union Transfer. Some highlights of the fundraisers are a Secret Walls competition between L’Amour Supreme and Paul Santoleri during Wall Ball and Fairey and Cosmo Baker DJing the afterparty. Union Transfer is also the site of Amplify, a new mural by Ben Volta.
This year at Wall Ball, Mural Arts will be honoring their board chair Joe Goldblum and M. Night Shyamalan, but I think the most interesting honoree is Shepard Fairey. He will be receiving Mural Arts’ first annual Tony Goldman Visionary Artist Award, named in honor of the late Tony Goldman. It’s exciting to see Mural Arts selecting Fairey to be the inaugural recipient of this award, a major signal that Mural Arts is continuing to expand the kinds of artists and public art they are interested in.
I’ll be there. Caroline will be there. Shepard Fairey will be there. You can purchase your ticket here.
Photo by Steve Weinik for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program