Mural Arts Program’s Open Source will launch at the Bok School

Throughout the month of October, the Mural Arts Program is bringing their new outdoor exhibitions of temporary, site-specific artworks to the public.


One of the main attractions, along with the opening party for this month full of art, will be at the Bok School where local artists the Dufala Brothers will work in a pop-up waste transfer station to take discarded aluminum and make it into art.

Throughout the month, you’ll have four chances to check out the work the Dufala Brothers are doing at the space. On October 10, 17, 24 and 31, you can visit Bok to see them use this waste transfer station and create artwork. You can stop by for free from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Check out some of the Dufala Brothers’ work here.

The rest of Open Source will include a variety of other events, ranging from trolley tours to pop-up artworks throughout the city. Along with the Dufala Brothers, there are 13 other artists who will be working with the Mural Arts Program all month to “create a new series of public artworks that explore and illuminate Philadelphia’s diverse urban identity.”

The kick-off for the program will be on Friday, October 2 at the Bok School where you can check out the potential of the Bok School (in case you haven’t had a chance to catch a glimpse at Le Bok Fin already). The opening party will include an “art prom”-like celebration with dance parties, drinks and rooftop views. Early bird tickets for this opening party will cost you $15, or $75 for VIP. General admission tickets after September 13 will cost you $20. You can find out more about that here.

Interested in the rest of the programming that will be happening as part of Open Source? You can find out more here.