Street artists transform crime-ridden Mexican neighborhood into giant rainbow mural
The Mexican government, in an effort to revive a hillside neighborhood torn by drug violence and poverty, hired a crew of street artists to transform the Palmitas district in the city of Pachuca.
According to Street Art News, the government hired the so-called “Germen Crew” to paint some 209 houses, benefitting 452 families — around 1,808 people.
The project not only beautified the area, but created jobs. Violence among young people has reportedly fallen since the project began.
BoredPanda.com posted .gif files of the work’s completion along with extensive photos of the mural up close and at a distance.
Watch a video about the project, embedded below: