Philadelphia Street Art: First Submissions

The first pictures are appearing in the Metroblogging Streetart Flickr Pool and I am already excited about the variety in there. The first three are from Moocat.


All are classic examples of painted street art in Philadelphia, and I really like the way Moocat has incorporated the surroundings into the composition, particuarly the last one with the all the weeds at the bottom.

The second three that were added are from odhusky.


These are less obvious takes on street art (to me). After a brief reflection, I decided that the R2D2 and the sticker are definitely street art – they are installations of art on the street. But what about the dresses? They were not (I assume) intended for the street and I assume the store brings them inside at night. What do you think? Do storefront displays count? I can imagine more semi-permanent displays (e.g., store front windows whose displays are visible during the night) that I would count as street art.

What do you all think?

What street art are you seeing around the city?

Please add your photos of Philly’s street art to the Metroblogging Streetart Flickr Pool and tag your photos with the words “Philadelphia” and “metblogs” between Wednesday, April 4 through Wednesday, April 18 to enter the global Metroblogging street art contest. (More info here.)

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