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Brad Carney and Mural Arts’ Restorative Justice Program Paint Beautiful New Underpass Mural in Port Richmond

July 4, 2017

Philly-based artist and muralist, Brad Carney, has just created a beautiful new mural with youth from Mural Arts Philadelphia‘s Restorative Justice program, The Guild, along the Belgrade street underpass in Port Richmond! You can find it on Belgrade street between Lehigh avenue and Somerset street.

If this is the first time you’re hearing about it, the Mural Arts’ Restorative Justice program works to transform individuals, victims, and communities divided by the criminal justice system. The Guild is a program within that program that focuses namely on youth: “The Guild, a paid apprenticeship program, gives formerly incarcerated individuals and young adults on probation the opportunity to reconnect with their community while developing job skills. Through work on creative projects like mural making, carpentry, and mosaics, members of The Guild, guided by artists and other skilled professionals, transform their neighborhoods and themselves. Designed to incorporate concepts of community, victim, and individual restoration in every aspect of the program, The Guild seeks to prevent re-incarceration and further the employment or educational objectives of each participant.” (MuralArts.org)

Love that this mural adds some color to this otherwise pretty dingy underpass!

Check out the massive mural Brad Carney painted on The Oval last summer HERE!

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