Hagopian Arts is an independent female owned and operated public art initiative based out of West Philadelphia. Founded in 2015 by Kala Hagopian, Hagopian Arts specializes in luminous, meticulously rendered murals inspired by nature. In 2018, Hagopian Arts began the Eco Mural Project, a series of street-level murals aimed at raising environmental awareness by introducing depictions of natural ecosystems into urban spaces. Kala Hagopian was born in rural Peacham, Vermont, and was highly influenced by a childhood spent in nature. She has been a working artist in Philadelphia since 2005, and received her Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 2009. Kala describes herself as a “fine-art muralist,” specializing in realism interspersed with bright pattern and atmosphere. Hagopian Arts has a great deal of working experience across a large range of clients, including nonprofits, community organizations, corporate developers, small businesses and personal residences.
Hagopian Arts has worked with numerous education and community outreach programs such as: The School District of Philadelphia, Kent County Arts Council, University City District, Cedar Park Neighbors, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, The Philadelphia Women’s Conference, The Offices of Victim Advocates, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zappos Art, Beautify Earth, Neighborhood Bike Works, The Hillside School, The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, RAW: Natural Born Artists, Shore2Love, The Philadelphia Free Library, The Center For The Emerging Visual Artists, Project Street Art, The Mural Arts Restorative Justice Guild Program, Sobriety Through Outpatient, JEVS Human Services, The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, Horizon House, Fairton Correctional Institute, The Boys & Girls Club, at-risk youth and adults, as well as a range of participants of all ages.