AWARDS & PRESS
2021 – Councilwoman Cherrell Parker
Certificate of Appreciation for the Nedro and Hammond Baseball Field Mural Project
2021 – Philly Family
Editors Awards from the Annual Love Awards for outstanding resilience in 2020
2021 – Billy Penn
Graffiti Glow UP Award from the Billies Awards for best street art in 2020
2022 – BLOCK BRIGHTENERS
Best of Philadelphia Award by Philadelphia Magazine.
April 13, 2021 at 10:00:00 PM
After ads disrespect Philly street art, London oat milk brand faces backlash, calls to invest in local creators
“This business broke the unwritten rule, which is, don’t go over someone else’s work,” said Walls for Justice founder Samuel Rodriguez, whose collab with Amber Art was covered over the weekend.
January 2, 2021 at 4:00:00 PM
These street art projects tell the story of Philadelphia in 2020
Whether inspiring hope, spreading health safety, honoring victims of police brutality, or just adding beauty to a neighborhood, Philly artists responded to the year’s challenges by creating new work.
September 5, 2020 at 5:00:00 AM
Leadership After City Year: CYP Alumnus Sam Rodriguez Creates “Walls for Justice” Centered on Black Lives Matter Movement
A cross between a mural arts and civil justice organization, the organization has been Sam’s way of getting community members involved in the Black Lives Matter movement.
July 19, 2020 at 4:00:00 PM
The Philly artist decorating dozens of boarded-up storefronts is creating a lasting nonprofit
Walls for Justice founder Samuel Rodriguez feels like his whole life was leading up to this moment.
September 3, 2020 at 12:00:00 AM
Honeygrow-The Artist Behind Walls For Justice
Sam and his team at Walls for Justice commissioned the Exton mural, highlighting an icon and providing positivity and bright colors to our own walls.