Mural Arts Program and Citizens Bank Foundation to Host Final “How We Fish” Workshop, a City-Wide ProjectBy Shannon Collins |
Part of the How We Fish mural, which highlights the message, “Work Unites Us.” (Rendering via Mural Arts Program)
After nearly two years in the making, a city-wide mural project is getting ready for its big unveil.
The Citizens Bank Foundation and the Mural Arts Program is hosting a Labor Day paint day for “How We Fish,” a mural being erected in Center City that will celebrate Philadelphia’s past and present workforce.
Volunteers are needed on Labor Day to assist in painting the mural on the side of a building at 8th and Cherry streets.
“How We Fish” is designed to serve as a catalyst for meaningful dialogue about workforce development and job creation for Philadelphia’s residents, business and community leaders.
Throughout the past two years, the project hosted a series of Creative Forums to gather inspiration through first-hand conversations with neighborhoods and community members. The mural highlights quotes heard throughout the community, including voices of the youth, stakeholders from the public and private sectors, workers, business leaders, and providers of workforce development services.
How We Fish Paint Day
When: Monday, September 3rd from 11am to 2pm
Where: Intersection of Eighth and Cherry streets, Philadelphia
More info: www.howwefish.muralarts.org