Our mission is to promote

the Culture of Peace

and bring people together,

through mural painting

and other forms of the arts.

Our Vision

            To become recognized internationally as a Mural Museum and a Center for the Arts which aims to bring people together from around the world in peace through art.

            To achieve this vision, The Muramid Mural Museum facilitates and creates murals with volunteers. These murals are sent and delivered internationally to other countries. Each mural has its own unique story. Murals are painted for both natural and human disasters to express the love and support of people. We have reached out to organizations such as Hands of Peace, My Hero Project, The Aquarium of the Pacific, and plan to work with many more. The Art Center arranges classes for children & adults to educate and promote awareness of real-world problems using art.

            The Art Miles Mural Project has been approved and accepted as a major project and event for the United Nations, UNESCO. The Muramid Mural Museum is a major active project of United Nations Association/UN Foundation, located in San Diego in the historic Balboa Park.

As a Non-profit 501(c)(3), The Muramid Museum & Art Center relies only on donations from the community and foundations in order to continue its mission.

The History

            The project started with a bedsheet full of bullet holes being painted by orphans in Bosnia. Our founders, Fouad and Joanne Tawfilis saw the big impact on how art affected the children. They watched as the woefulness in their eyes transformed into a sparkle of joy. They watched as their stiff hands loosened up around a paintbrush. They watched as all the orphan's hearts started to become warm again. The power of Art is unexplainable. It can remove, transform, and heal pain, sorrow, and sadness.

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            Throughout the year, The Muramid Museum relies on the hard work and skills of dedicated volunteers. We would love to find a spot that matches your talents and availability and help you become a part of our team.

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