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What Is A Mural?

It is artwork on a wall or ceiling, either inside or outside. Some murals can be HUGE and take up a city block, some murals can be small. Murals can have many purposes.

They can be beautiful.
They can honor people.
They can make a statement or send a message.
They can inspire us.
They can teach us.

Explore  some murals in your community right here in Harrisburg. Click on a mural that you like to discover more about it.

Sprocket Mural Works, Harrisburg, PA

Sprocket Mural Works is a citywide mural project that works with neighborhoods, artists and organizations to create vibrant community murals across Harrisburg. Our mission is to increase community pride and civic engagement in Harrisburg through creative action.

Lemoyne Passage Mural

Lemoyne Passage Mural
This 440-foot-long mural depicts Lemoyne's history from an early Susquehannock Indian settlement, through the Civil War and into modern times. It is only visible from the Lemoyne exit ramp off I-83 (south). More about the mural is available at the  borough office (510 Herman Avenue).

Murals of Lancaster, PA

Murals of Lancaster, PA

If galleries aren’t your thing, try looking for art around the local community. Lancaster is home to more than 50 murals, both downtown and around the county. Many of the murals are created by local artists, and showcase aspects of life in the city, around the county, and the area’s history and heritage.

The Murals of York

The Murals of York

York County History Center

To ensure the preservation of the artisanship and historic significance of the Murals of York, the organization has created this digital profile and guided walking tour that history and art enthusiasts can enjoy for many years to come.

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Mural Arts Philadelphia

Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change.

Arts for All – The Mural Project was made possible from the Arts for All Partnership, a partnership between the Cultural Enrichment Fund and the Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.


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