Pintando Santa Catarina Palopó
Because the communities surrounding Lake Atitlán live mostly in poverty and traditional economic activities have been on the decline. These communities need alternative solutions to their problems: mainly lack of development opportunities. Pintando Santa Catarina Palopó was born because we are convinced that art can bring people together, it can create a sense of belonging, and it can power economies at a local level. Simply stated, art can be an engine for sustainable progress.
We don’t want to just create beautiful towns; we want to create successful, productive ones. Details such as the facades of buildings and houses can greatly improve the reality of a community and its members. We are transforming the town of Santa Catarina Palopó into a cultural destination by painting it’s 850 houses, thereby creating a stronger feeling of pride and belonging, aracting investment, and creating new job opportunities.