Cozumel Covered in Graffiti Art

by Lisa Juliot (July 27, 2015)

Last week, 30 artists from across the globe spent several days displaying their talents by painting enormous graffiti murals throughout Downtown Cozumel as part of the Sea Walls Murals for Oceans 2015 event. Walking through any part of the downtown area, you can now see detailed street art filled with vibrant colors representing different ocean themes.

grafiti art in Cozumel

Sea Walls Murals for Oceans began on the island of Isla Mujeres in 2014 with 14 murals throughout the islandís downtown area. Since then, Holbox and Cancun have also hosted related street art events. (See our pictures of the Cancun street art festival here.) As a result, today you can find vibrant street art murals throughout the cities and towns of the Mexican Caribbean!

grafiti art in Cozumel

Sea Walls Murals for Oceans is hosted by PangeaSeed, an international non-profit organization that works with members of the art, science and environmental community to educate about the conservation and preservation of marine species in peril. This summer festival raises awareness among tourists and the local community about the ocean and its wildlife through eye-catching murals scattered throughout Cozumelís most high-traffic areas.

grafiti art in Cozumel

Sea Walls Murals for Oceans 2015 brought in 30 artists, including artists from the USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Argentina, Taiwan, Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong and Mexico, along with nine people from the La Quinta collective (local) and the Cozumel painter known as Melhor.

Over the past week, the artists were able to create an impressive 36 ocean-themed murals. On your next trip to Cozumel, make sure to take some time to walk around the downtown area and experience some of the stunning new artwork found throughout the city streets!

grafiti art in Cozumel

Weíre so excited to have festivals of this caliber here in the Mexican Caribbean. Thanks to PangeaSeed and so many artists from all over the world, our little piece of paradise is now covered in colorful art celebrating our amazing wildlife and oceans. The cultural scene in this region continues to grow in new and captivating ways with the efforts of some fascinating people.

For more pictures from the Cozumel street art festival, stop by the Sea Walls Murals for Oceans Facebook page.


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