Art inside a rural public market is uncommon but this is also our attempt at cultivating a more heterogeneous art world - an ever-growing elastic space that also grows with our collective consciousness and inclusion.
The two-day event also included immersively-designed gatherings that involved the locals such as contests, performances, and workshops encompassing social entrepreneurship, creative design, food sovereignty, cultural preservation, and environmental conservation.
This was in collaboration with the local goverment of Barotac Viejo and their municipal Tourism office.
To uphold the importance of traditional markets in a time when new commercial and foreign-funded big airconditioned shops and businesses invade even the smaller and sleepier towns, we intended to highlight portraits of the oldest active vendors in Barotac Viejo public market.
Every mural was done by artivists from various art styles and disciplines while they met in a common place of impact storytelling - depicting the life, contribution, and memories of the local vendors like Nang Maria, Lolo Rudy, Nay Luisa, etc.