Philadelphia is a city of underdogs. We are resilient and tenacious. We are built on grit and mutual support. In the face of adversity, we rise to the occasion. Within the last few months, a global pandemic and calls for racial justice catalyzed our community to uplift each other.
Show us the spirit of Philadelphia. Submit your photos that represent the spirit of Philadelphia to be included in this virtual mural now through July 4 at 11:59 p.m. EST. You’ll see your images populate within the mural on this page, and featured throughout the virtual festival.
Just as each Philadelphian plays a pivotal role in the fabric of our community, each image will be woven into this collective piece that represents the resilient spirit of our city. Together, Philly rises.
Philly Rising artist Nilé Livingston is a native of West Philadelphia whose ancestral roots in the city go back three generations. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Kutztown University and works across an array of media, including computer graphics, mural arts, and drawing. She is the founder of Creative Repute, LLC graphic design agency. Awarded ‘Rad Girl Artist of the Year’ in 2018, Nilé has exhibited at the African American Museum, the Philadelphia International Airport, and has work in the permanent collection of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.