In Mexico we have a very strong tradition of muralism since the 30s. Today the concept of muralism has changed. The artists paint the streets to beautify the public space or resignify places where there is violence, etc. In our street art tour we will go sightseeing through the city center; will see incredible murals by world-renowned artists as Smithe, Areuz, Curiout, Paola Delfin, Its a Living, Farid Rueda; explore the underground graffiti world by local and international artists. We will talk about the local and international art projects and festivals, learn to identify different styles and techniques of graffiti and know more about the world of street art. This tour is perfect to help those unfamiliar with Cancun to settle into the experience
I am a founder of art school Platforma. Six years ago I came the first time to Mexico and felt in love with a culture and people. Later I opened art school where with a team I was organizing art events, expositions, and workshops. As a part of Platforma we make City Art Tours. City Art Tours is a project where visitors can explore the city through the art experience. We, a team of artists, teachers of art, believe that whenever we find a special art piece, we know that behind of it there is someone who is very passionate about what he/she does. Michelle and Jonh cohost this experience with me. Michelle is a local artist (she paints murals), teacher of watercolor and a great community ambassador. John is a street artist, participant of the biggest festival of graffiti Meetings of Style and is very passionate about art
After gathering for an introduction in a true hidden gem in the heart of the city, we will cover about ten - twelve blocks of flat terrain for a fascinating history of street art in the city. Along the way, we will stop to see different pieces of street art and local sights.
Dont forget to bring water, camera and good mood:)
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Parking is just around the meeting point. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.