Public art can define the spirit of a city. It connects people with a sense of history and place. A mobile app can give people access to information that helps them better understand the world around them.
MuralApp helps you to not only find art, but to get to know it. Who was the artist? What was their thinking behind the piece? Was there a different mural beneath the one you see today and what did it look like? The mural app is a way for city dwellers and visitors to explore the art in their towns – and discover the history of the art around them.
Built for the City of Philadelphia, the birthplace of street art.
Find art, muralapp.mobi
Our next iteration of this project will be to work on how to open such an application up to more cities, beginning with San Francisco.
Our hope for the future is to work with artists, art reporters, art blogs and others to build a grassroots network of art curators, mirroring the spirit of street art as an art form accessible to anyone.
Who’s working on this
John Mertens – Code for America Fellow | Aaron Ogle – Code for America Fellow | Max Ogden – Code for America Fellow | Karla Macedo – Code for America Fellow | Pete Fecteau – Code for America Fellow | Matt Blair – Genius behind Portland’s Public Art PDX | Leigh Cooper – San Francisco Artist, Community Outreach and Street Art Researcher