Public Art in SMA
By Jade Arroyo
Graffiti World and Muros en Blanco (Blank Walls), the two organizations that support and promote urban graffiti art, gave the kickoff of its most recent action, a festival that took place during the weekend of January 22–24 on the streets of colonia Guadalupe. Presenting its 2016 winter edition, the festival brought together artists from Canada, Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico to put their art on the streets of San Miguel, continuing with the public art project of the emerging art district being created in Guadalupe.
Guest artists were GLEO from Colombia; Jarus from Canada; Magda Love from Argentina; and Monke from Canada. Gram OM & B, BLU, Kaoz, and Juice are artists from Mexico.
In San Miguel, there are about 150 graffiti artists. Muros en Blanco is a project that emerged in 2012; it is a community association that aims to promote urban art in San Miguel. The team of artists and staff would like to thank the residents of Guadalupe for their openness and good humor for the relationship between this project and the strong community of San Miguel de Allende, where all plastic, literary, and urban artists and processes have made the city an artistic seedbed. For more information, visit www.murosenblanco.com