The Mexican city of Palmitas recently hired a group of local artists to cover the entire town in a beautiful rainbow mural. The community has been devastated by violence in recent years and the city-wide mural was proposed as a way of restoring its beauty.
To carry out the project, the city turned to a group of prominent street artists called the 'Germen Crew.' These artists worked to repaint 209 houses across a 20,000 square meter area. The end result was an expansive rainbow mural that spanned the entire length of the town.
The project not only helped to beautify the city of Palmitas, but it also helped to create local jobs. In turn, the rising employment seems to have halted youth violence and has had a positive impact on the community as a whole.