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Graffiti Art in Action on Ladeira Ary Barroso

There was not much to look at. Check for yourself…


Gallery of now:

We have been approached by UPP in Chapéu Mangueira & Babilônia to participate in this project. What started as a kind request to donate 3 sprays ended as a revitalisation of 40 metres of the street.

We helped with the plaster finish of the wall. Then we organized the paint of basic background color. Then Luiz together with us spent some time buying material for the big day. The big day was marked for saturday, august 2nd. We were hoping and praying for the weather to help us and it did. We woke up to a great sunny day.

Soon after 9am graffiti artists from all around Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area started to apear. We had friends coming from Campo Grande, Bangu, Jardim América , Botafogo, Copacabana, Niterói, Rocinha. The big thank you goes to Luiz and his crew, Wark da Rocinha, Miguel FernandezVitor VGSPandroRodrigo Eok, Daniel Frickmann, Tis FzoCrew, and Jean Poul Livrement.

Without you this would not be possible. THANK YOU!!!

Gallery of making of:

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2014: What is next? Are you artist? Want to finance material? Contact us. :-)

In 2011, when we moved to Ladeira Ary Barroso, we decided that we should be good neighbours to the street we live in. We wanted from the beginning to make it a better and nicer place to live. We wanted a cleaner and nicer street.We wanted to bring colours and art.

Between 2011 and 2013 we bought thrash bins for the street, where missing. We also invited three different groups of artists to create beauty.Franz helped us with Rio Eu Amo Eu Cuido art. Daniel helped us with jellyfish art. X-Dog and Plebe helped us with jungle art, our tower lounge.

In late 2013 we started talking about bigger things. Question was: “Do you think e we can make a 140 square meter mosaic on a public wall in front of our house?” Now in March 2014 it seems we can. X-Dog and Plebe flew in from Prague together with Frazer and Nikol, we added hundreds of volunteer work and what was needed to obtain the material. The mosaic is called Mural Babilônia.

What’s next? We know what we want to do. So, Are you artist? Do you want to finance material? Contact us, or click on ‘donate’.

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Click on Paypal DONATE button below and follow the instructions. It is not more difficult than buying a book online. Do it:



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Color+City and Color+Lisetonga Hostel

With the head line “Mais Cor Por Favor” (More color please) Color+City is a movement for making our cities and streets more colorful. It connects the people who paint, a.k.a. artists, with people who control urban spaces and are willing to donate the right to paint. How?

• Are you an owner? It is as simple as donating wall, uploading a cool picture of it and waiting for artist to contact you.

• Are you an artist? It is as simple as browsing through available spaces, book it and then over next 35 days make it happen.

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A grey street does not invite you to live a dream. It is easy to throw away some rubbish in a grey street. Less so in a colorful lively beautiful street. This is the way in which we, in Lisetonga hostel, want to contribute to make Ladeira Ary Barroso a colorful lively beautiful street.

To encourage the participation of artist from outside Rio de Janeiro, we also offer bed and breakfast for the time of art work, with limit up to 20 days. Contact us, or look for us in Color+city.


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