As you walk along the desolate stretch of Vine Street just east of Broad, Asian Arts Initiative’s three-story headquarters is by far the most inviting building in sight. Greeting you the moment you enter is self-taught street artist Jeff Cylkowski’s vibrant, trippy mural, which covers every inch of wall space along the corridor. Turn to your left, and you’ve stumbled onto what appears to be a beach in Southeast Asia, littered with all sorts of beautiful curiosities—black-and-white family photographs, an old suitcase, the jaw of a mysterious sea creature—with a layer of sand blanketing the concrete floor.

(via At Asian Arts Initiative, Beauty and Progress Abound | Arts and Culture | Philadelphia Weekly)

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