Public Art Project at Glenside Station

Glenside Station is the site of a new public mural 2018 commissioned by Arcadia University, in collaboration with SEPTA and Cheltenham Township. 2017 completed work 'Bits and Pieces' was executed by Philadelphia-based muralist David Guinn in conjunction with his Spring class Entrepreneurship/Gallery Apprenticeship.  

What's Next - Unveiled

The new Glenside Station underpass mural will be unveiled to the community by artist and Arcadia professor David Guinn and Arcadia Apprenticeship students.

Stop by the Glenside Arts Festival 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Arts Festival April 27

After collecting ideas and feedback from the community, the class will show sketches at the next community meeting. See last year's sketches.

Mural Sketches

Guinn’s exhibition at Arcadia University ran from October 10, 2016 to January 8, 2017. Learn about the artist and his works leading the public art project at Glenside Station.

David Guinn: Before the Wall

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Stay connected for a schedule of upcoming public forums, project updates, community events, and ways to participate in the Public Art Project at Glenside Station. 

Community Education at Arcadia

Exploring Public Art Lecture Series

In the Fall of 2016, Arcadia University developed the Exploring Public Art Lecture Series as a pre-launch to the massive two-year project at the Glenside Station. We invited the Glenside community to our campus to hear and learn from national leaders in public art. 

Bach’s talk, entitled “Public Art in Philadelphia: Origins, Twists, and Trajectories,” offered an illustrated history of public art in Philadelphia, home of one the largest and most significant collections of public art in America.

Penny Balkin Bach: Public Art in Philadelphia

Four Philadelphia-based muralists, David Guinn, Keir Johnston of Amber Art and Design, Jon Laidacker, and Meg Saligman, led a discussion moderated by Elizabeth Ferrell, assistant professor, Arcadia University.

Panel Discussion: What Makes a Successful Mural?

Nato Thompson, Artistic Director, Creative Time, New York, lectured on The Infrastructure That Is People: Public Art and Its Social Dimensions. Thompson had recently organized Pedro Reyes' Doomacracy, an expansive installation at the Brooklyn Army Terminal that employed the American tradition of the haunted house to explore last year's presidential election.

Nato Thompson: Public Art and Its Social Dimensions