San Miguel de Allende

Urban Art Gallery takes shape in a San Miguel highway underpass

The artist Eduardo (right) gained the help of Kansineede Graef, an artist from the Netherlands who heard about the Urban Art Gallery and volunteered.
Merle Herrera has made stunning progress in a day as her image comes to life. ————————————————————————–

It is Day Three of San Miguel de Allende’s first-ever Urban Art Gallery and the creations of our 10 street artists show an incredible variety of tastes, styles, techniques, and mediums.

What was mere sketchy outlines on Monday, became splashes and dashes of color here and there on Tuesday and by 5 p.m. today, their full-blown visions were apparent in all their glory.

And this once graffiti-splattered underpass of the Libramente will never be the same.

The brothers Juan and Carlos (on ladder) Nolasco apply fine touches to the mural of Efrain Gonzalez. They are working as apprentices. —————————————————————————————————

The artists will wrap up their projects by Thursday evening and the city’s Direccion de Culture y Tradiciones plans a formal grand opening of the gallery in the early days of December, according to Yundia Maribel Cortez, who has overseen this project for Culture Director Paulina Cadena.

At the end of the day, every artist present was tiptoeing on their ladders and scaffolding, trying to get in the last few brush strokes and misty spray can washes before calling it quits for the night.

While city workers remove her scaffolding at the end of the day, the artist Ana R gets in some last minute brush strokes. ——————————————————————————

Street artists work fast — perhaps a habit harkening back to the days when they had to work fast, while looking over their shoulders for the inevitable arrival of the police.

Street art is no longer outlaw art and its creators are respected contributors to the culture and unique flavor of the city. Mural art can be found in most every corner of the city, save of course the preserved in amber Centro colonia.

Andrea Felix adds feathery textures to her curlicued crane. ———————————————————-

This concentration of 10 works of street art in a “gallery” setting is unprecedented in San Miguel.

Tomorrow is to be the last day for the artists.

The photographs here were all taken today at around 5 p.m.

The artist Mane is closest to completing his project.
Juan Villafana (FatLC) in red on the ladder confers with program coordinator Yundia Maribel Cortez of the Dirección de Cultura y Tradiciones.
At top, Jesus Valenzuela (Juice) and his long-time friend and collaborator Carlos Geralldo (Blue) started with a blank canvas this morning.

Photographs from midday on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020:

A blank canvas awaits Daniel Illescas (EkseOne) who is said to be delayed while completing another commission..
The mural of the celebrated muralist Boomzer awaits his finishing touches. He has been delayed by university studies.

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4 thoughts on “Urban Art Gallery takes shape in a San Miguel highway underpass

  1. Pingback: Four days: A gallery is created, a corner of San Miguel is transformed | Musings, Magic, San Miguel and More

  2. Pingback: At first brush: San Miguel’s open-air Urban Art Gallery is many strokes of creative genius | Musings, Magic, San Miguel and More

  3. Gerry Teldon says:

    We can have art on the walls of our homes. Visit mine at Sancho Panza y canadita de los aguacates and hire an artist to become a part of the SMA artist scene,


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