PHOTOS: Latin Americans gather in Costa Rica for graffiti festival

March 11, 2018

One street. One wall. Ten nationalities. Those three elements were the basis of the Aliados International Latin American Graffiti Festival in Costa Rica this past weekend. It’s an event in which graffiti unites a region and a country rather than dividing it, bringing together the public and private sectors as well as art and music.

The festival took place at the Calle de la Amargura in San Pedro, east of San José, from March 9-11. A total of 50 artists from countries including the United States, Chile, Guatemala, Panama, Brazil, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua and Costa Rica participated in the event.

The festival was organized by Costa Rican artist Mush in alliance with Mexican artist Humo with the goal of uniting the region as well as local public and private entities and initiatives such as the University of Costa Rica (UCR), the Municipality of Montes de Oca, El Hidrante Graffiti Shop, La Base Collective, the NGO Pausa Urbana and Arti Sur from Pinturas Sur. The task at hand: painting the wall of the Saprissa building at the Calle de la Amargura.

Take a peek at the vibrant colors and messages of unity that characterized the event.

People watch graffiti artists at work in San Pedro. Ezequiel Becerra / AFP
A vision takes shape. Ezequiel Becerra / AFP
An artist works on a mural during the Aliados Festival. Ezequiel Becerra / AFP
People enjoy mural graffiti during the Aliados Festival in San José, Costa Rica on March 11, 2018. Ezequiel Becerra / AFP
An artist works on a mural during the Aliados Festival. Ezequiel Becerra / AFP

You may be interested

Nicaraguans visit zoo en masse after call for help
La Prensa
118 views
La Prensa
118 views

Nicaraguans visit zoo en masse after call for help

La Prensa / Julio Estrada Galo and Roy Moncada - August 14, 2018

Hundreds of Nicaraguans visited the national zoo, located on the highway between Managua and Masaya, to help cover costs and…

Best press release ever? Uber finds 10 Tico names that include the company’s name
Uber
149 views
Uber
149 views

Best press release ever? Uber finds 10 Tico names that include the company’s name

The Tico Times - August 14, 2018

The Tico Times gets a lot of press releases from PR firms. A lot. Some are interesting, some are downright…

Bus accident in Ecuador kills 24
Latin America
190 views
Latin America
190 views

Bus accident in Ecuador kills 24

AFP - August 14, 2018

QUITO, Ecuador — A bus carrying travelers from Colombia and Venezuela crashed in Ecuador early Tuesday, killing 24 people and injuring…