albert reyes

albert reyes

COACHELLA WALLS // APRIL 2014 // HISTORIC PUEBLO VIEJO DISTRICT

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"I think a project like The Coachella Walls is important for many reasons. One, it brings incredible energy to the street, and vibrancy to old dead walls. Art also is the greatest equalizer among humanity. People of completely different backgrounds, and cultures can stand in front of a piece of art and find commonality." "In the development world, art has been proven to bring the absolute greatest return on investment to a community. Especially in today’s society with social media; in Wynwood’s case once these murals went viral, we had exposure all over the world, and now seeing the murals is on everyone's agenda when planning a trip to Miami." -Pioneering Wynwood Developer David Lombardi Kicking Off Monday March 31, 2014 in Downtown Coachella's Historic Pueblo Viejo District, The Date Farmers Art Studios will be hosting The First Annual COACHELLA WALLS; an arts driven community revitalization project. Participating artists include world renowned muralists & contemporary artists, The Date Farmers (Coachella), El Mac (Arizona), Nunca (Brazil), Saner (Mexico), Andrew Hem (Cambodia), Liqen (Spain), Albert Reyes (Los Angeles), Vyal Reyes (Los Angeles), Sego (Mexico), The Phantom (Los Angeles), Jim Darling (Texas), and more. Curated by Medvin Sobio (Co-Curator Wynwood Walls 2011, Boneyard Project, Academy Of Street Art). Organizers Statement The City of Coachella is a largely rural, agricultural, family oriented community that rests at the edge of the Coachella Valley. As hundreds of thousands of people gather in Indio every year for the Coachella Valley Music Festival, the place once known as "The City Of Eternal Sunshine," has remained largely forgotten, and poverty stricken. And despite supplying the region with close to half a million dollars a year in vegetable crops, many of the farm workers in the Eastern Coachella Valley continue to live in unsafe and unhealthy conditions. Coachella Walls, an arts driven community revitalization project, aims to bring awareness to these issues by kicking off phase 1 of the project in honor of Cesar Chavez and the Anonymous Farm Worker. Please feel free to share the project with a friend, and hope to see you in future Pueblo Viejo. Salud! Armando Lerma // Medvin Sobio. For More Info: https://www.facebook.com/coachellawalls COACHELLA WALLS ONGOING VIRTUAL PHOTO EXHIBIT https://coachellawalls.exposure.so/coachellawalls CONTACT: COACHELLAWALLS@GMAIL.COM