In an agreement with the local artistic community of Puerto Rico, the destination marketing organization (DMO), Discover Puerto Rico, has launched the initiative "Blank Canvas," an invitation to global urban artists who want to share their creations on the walls of the streets of Puerto Rico and thus be part of the artistic scene of the Island, constantly boiling.
Alexis Bousquet, an internationally recognized Puerto Rican artist and founder of the Santurce es Ley street art festival, has partnered with several local artists including Celso González, Vero Rivera and Bob Snow. Together they joined forces to identify spaces in walls of several neighborhoods in San Juan, including the well-known neighborhood of Santurce and other locations in Puerto Rico. The spaces labeled with the phrase "Reserved for", will serve as blank canvas invitations for international artists who want to present their art pieces together with Puerto Rican artists.
The new works of art made through the initiative of "Blank Canvas," will be exhibited coinciding with the festive period of Puerto Rico - Christmas - also known as the longest in the world. Christmas in Puerto Rico is unique and culminates with the San Sebastian Street Festivities the third week of January. During the largest festival in Puerto Rico, thousands of locals and tourists will have the opportunity to enjoy of the big heads stops, live music, dances, typical Puerto Rican food and hundreds of local crafts. The new murals will also serve as the starting point of the Santurce es Ley festival, which this year celebrates the eighth edition.
Spanish urban artists interested in joining the "Blank Canvas" initiative can contact Discover Puerto Rico through the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Some areas of Puerto Rico are a true paradise for mural art. However, we are not a destination typically visited for this reason," said Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico. "In addition to Santurce is Ley, our island offers many options for travelers looking to immerse themselves in our rich culture and art. From our local crafts, to museums and art galleries open throughout the year, and other events focused on art such as MECA Art Fair - our Island is a delight for culture lovers".
"As artists, we believe in the expression, and I hope that my fellow artists around the world see this initiative as an opportunity to come to contribute with their talent, said Alexis Bousquet, founder of Santurce es Ley." We welcome you to our Island, to participate in our art scene and explore a place that will surely capture their hearts".