Since 1984, the “Mural Arts Program” has sponsored over 3,600 wall murals from more than 300 artists. The average project in Philadelphia ranges from $10,000 to $15,000. What started as an anti-graffiti effort has blossomed into the world’s largest outdoor gallery in the City of Brotherly Love. Several walking tour options are available. During the Center City tour, you will pass this mural on Broad and Lombard Streets. “Theatre of Life” was created by Meg Saligman and Juan Dimida. The art represents people’s different roles. Notice the two hands holding marionette sticks. They symbolize external influences controlling people. In addition to 400 gallons of paint, it consists of 10,000 glass pieces, a ton of concrete and 5,000 marbles. The gorgeous mural was completed in 2002.