Check out the Colorful Macromurals in Las Piedras
We are writing this article as inspiration for once the Coronavirus lock down situation is over. We’re not suggesting that people out out and do this tomorrow.
I have to say that I am loving the macromurals that are popping up in various towns around the island. Just seeing so much color is a joy! The newest one is in Barriada La Rivera in Las Piedras, and it is beautiful. The idea behind all these murals is to help transform marginal communities and make them a vibrant tourist destination, hopefully increasing small business activity and community pride.
The organization staging these displays is “Pintalto, Inc.”, a project led by architect Samuel González Rodríguez. He works with a number of sponsors, muralists, volunteers, and of course the mayors of the towns and the community members to create these beautiful, creative masterpieces. They have already made these macromurals in the towns of Manatí, Yauco, and Aguadilla. Now Las Piedras has been added to the list of must see places! Their macromural is called “Tierra Luz” and it makes me smile just to see the colors and the murals.
The buildings that are painted (some are occupied, some are vacant), are located mainly on Calle Joaquin Poupart. They start at the Public Plaza – you can’t miss it. Even the church is painted! The Las Piedras project, as of March 2020, has 35 painted building and 14 murals.
The list of muralists, and other information about the project, is on the Pintalto Facebook page.
The Las Piedras town plaza is located on Carr 198 at KM 8.2. Park on Calle Poupart on the the side of road or in an open/empty parking lot.
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- Las Piedras town plaza: (18.182650, -65.864860)
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