“We Believe Art Ignites Change”

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Our Palette of Core Values

Art Ignites Change

Art heals, art unites, and art changes minds in a convincing fashion. Art drives the agenda. Great art is never silent, can’t be ignored, and serves poorly the status quo.

Stories Must be Told

The sublime power of narrative drives our lives. Stories well told will shine transformative light into dark corners.

We Beats Me

It’s simple. We work in conspiring teams whose goal is gestalt. Everything we do is by and for the community. There’s no “I” in mural.

It Ain’t About the Paint

What we do is deceptively complex. What drives us is the opportunity to help life triumph over the forces of despair. We just happen to be good at painting murals.

Make Promises and Keep Them

We’re an antsy bunch, and proactively committed to the commitment to be proactive. When we walk into a room, we walk in ready to make great things happen. And when we say we will, we will.

Take Turns

There is no such thing as not my job. We expect to take on unexpected burdens when it’s our turn to do so.

Think Deeply, Create Fearlessly

The surface is something to get beyond. And because we have each other’s back, we go beyond in bold fashion.

Expect Permission / Ask Forgiveness

Bureaucracy has its place. Just not in our mindset.

The Biggest Risk May Be Not Taking It

Why look back on a life not lived? We see our chances and we take ’em.

Art Is An Economic Engine

This is not art for art’s sake. Our institutional wisdom and intellectual property have value, add value, and are valuable. There’s no shame in earning fair compensation for unique professional expertise.

Yo, This is Fun!

We’re from Philly. We’re for Philly. And we’re having a hell of a good time.

~ by Katherine Riga on October 18, 2015.

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