Artist plans 5-mile torrent of color along Philly's Amtrak corridor

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SEPTA and Amtrak commuters traveling through Philly can look forward to a lot of color in the spring as Berlin-based artist Katharinia Grosse begins painting dilapidated buildings along the tracks.

Mural Arts Executive Director Jane Golden said riding the train through Philly will be more than just a mode of transportation — it will be an art-viewing experience.

"For many years we've been thinking about creating a linear gallery that you see when you're leaving 30th Street Station and headed up toward New York because it's this industrial area that just seems to be crying out for some beautification and art," Golden said.

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