Vibrant street art helps Bogota shake off shady image

Americas Now

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They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And Bogota, Colombia is a good example. Like other cities, its walls are filled with graffiti. But where some see an eyesore others see inspiration.

Bogota has long been associated with danger and drug cartels. But since restrictions on graffiti have been lifted by the government, the city has seen artists unleashing their creativity onto these South American streets.

It seems to have made a difference as well. Once considered a criminal act, street art is now even being commissioned by merchants who want murals painted on their storefronts.

Take a look at some of these eye-opening images that are helping transform Bogota’s image too.

Vibrant street art helps Bogota shake off shady image

Vibrant street art helps Bogota shake off shady image

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And Bogota, Colombia is a good example. Like other cities, its walls are filled with graffiti. But where some see an eyesore others see inspiration. Bogota has long been associated with danger and drug cartels. But since restrictions on graffiti have been lifted by the government, the city has seen artists unleashing their creativity onto these South American streets. It seems to have made a difference as well. Once considered a criminal act, street art is now even being commissioned by merchants who want murals painted on their storefronts. Take a look at some of these eye-opening images that are helping transform Bogota’s image too.