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Here’s a Sneak Peek of the South Broad Street Mural Planned for the DNC

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The mural will stretch for 14 blocks

Broad Street is about to look a little more colorful than it already is. The Mural Arts program announced yesterday that it will paint a long stretch of South Broad in time for the Democratic National Convention in July.

The mural will take up 14 blocks and will take about a month to install. Called 14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words, it was created by Mat Tomezsko, a Tyler School of Art graduate.

Here’s a sneak peek of what the mural on the median will look like:

In addition, the city announced a few more makeovers. A garden walkway will be installed from the Pennsylvania Convention Center to City Hall by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society and Roots to Re-Entry.

And as we reported before, the south side of City Hall will be lit up in red, white, and blue from dusk to 4 a.m. beginning July 23 through the DNC. All of these makeovers join a long list of repairs and renovations that the city is undergoing in order to make sure it looks good in the spotlight during the convention.