Muros en Blanco is an urban street art project modeled after similar projects in Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Miami, Mexico City, and New York. With support of the community the hope is this project will direct young artists’ energies into legal artistic efforts and create the colonia Guadalupe Arts District discouraging taggers from defacing public and private property. Participants will be working with local artists as well as visiting Latin American artists. The project kicked off with a street art event on March 23. We were totally unaware of the event until we neared one of our favorite restaurants and noticed murals had sprung up seemingly overnight, in fact some of them were still works in progress.
After lunch we walked around the neighborhood and found many of the buildings were now adorned with colorful art. The farther we walked the more we found and a few days later even more. It was like a treasure hunt. Here is a sampling.