The Graffiti Collective was founded in May 2018 by artists from different neighborhoods and with unique styles. Several of them started with illegally painting cars and now support the Ranchero Pandillero program by painting murals throughout San Miguel de Allende and spreading a positive message.
The collective seeks to support young people getting out of violent environments and focusing on art.
In 2018 the group supported CASA in the Educational Campaign “We Shake Hands to Give Birth,” seeking to promote natural childbirth, accompanied childbirth, and the promotion of CASA’s other programs. The collective 31 murals in different neighborhoods of San Miguel relate to issues of midwifery, gender equity, sexual health, encouraging reading, child development, and the promotion of peace.
The mission is to bring neighborhoods together, regardless of sex, religion, age, or gender.
The art studio inaugurated on July 23, 2018. The invitation was extended to San Miguel de Allende’s urban art exponents to decorate it and thus make them feel more at home in this place. The site’s doors are open to any person interested in learning more about this Hip Hop culture branch.
The art studio serves as a free space for anyone looking for a place to paint.
The art studio is also the meeting point for the members of the Graffiti Collective. Every Thursday afternoon, the collective meets to discuss new projects and support each other by giving workshops on graffiti and other artistic media techniques.
The training is hosted by the members, thus supporting the new people who wish to belong to the group.