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 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.
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.
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.
Photographs from midday on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020:
You can read more on the Urban Art Gallery here:
- At first brush: San Miguel’s open-air Urban Art Gallery is many strokes of creative genius
- Urban Art Gallery takes shape in a San Miguel highway underpass
- Four days: A gallery is created, an obscure corner of San Miguel is transformed
Read more on the murals of San Miguel de Allende: