Fans of all ages are invited to join the Phillie Phanatic and make their mark on The Phillies Mural during a special community paint day at Please Touch Museum from 10:00 a.m. - noon on Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
All participants are invited to paint a portion of the 3,750 square-foot mural, which will be unveiled next summer and feature more than 30 prominent players depicting historical moments from the team’s record-long history. Overseeing the event will be award-winning Phillies Mural artist David McShane.
The event will also celebrate the first day that fans can write-in and cast their ballot on phillies.com for the final Phillies great – whether it be player, coach or manager – to be immortalized on The Phillies Mural. Among those casting their final Phillie ballots during the event will be the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies Ballgirls, as well as Phillies Director of Public Affairs Scott Palmer.
Discount general admission tickets can be purchased online at pleasetouchmuseum.org/tickets. Please Touch Museum®, The Children’s Museum of Philadelphia™ is offering Phillies fans an online only discount from now until November 30, 2011. Enter promo code PHILLIES prior to checkout to receive 10% off of up to 4 general admission tickets. Discount cannot be combined with any other offers. Tickets are valid for a year from the date of purchase.
For more details, including future painting opportunities and photos of the mural’s progress and design unveiling, please visit phillies.com/mural
ABOUT THE PHILLIES MURAL
In September the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Phillies unveiled the design of a brand new Center City mural celebrating the history of the Philadelphia Phillies – the oldest, continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional sports.
Set to be completed in the summer of 2012, The Phillies Mural will tower eight stories high and face the Schuylkill River and I-76 Schuylkill Expressway, and will be located on a 24th & Walnut Street building.
The Mural Arts Program is the nation’s largest mural program. Since 1984, the Mural Arts Program has created over 3,500 murals and works of public art, earning Philadelphia international recognition as the “City of Murals.” The Mural Arts Program engages over 100 communities each year in the transformation of neighborhoods through the mural-making process, while award-winning, free art education programs serve nearly 1,500 youth at sites throughout the city and at-risk teens through education outreach programs. The Mural Arts Program also serves adult offenders in local prisons and rehabilitation centers, using the restorative power of art to break the cycle of crime and violence in our communities. Each year, nearly 10,000 residents and visitors tour the Mural Arts Program’s outdoor art gallery, which has become part of Philadelphia’s civic landscape and a source of pride and inspiration. For further information, call (215) 685-0750 or visit www.muralarts.org.
Please Touch Museum® at Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park is dedicated to enriching the lives of children by providing learning opportunities through play. Recognized locally and nationally as one of the best children’s museums, Please Touch Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, please call 215-581-3181, or visit www.pleasetouchmuseum.org.