The Community Rejuvenation Project cultivates healthy communities through beautification, education, and celebration. We achieve this mission through experiential programs that promote professional development, artistic and cultural expression, and community empowerment.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Movimiento Salvadoreno Mural on Lupita's Pupuseria

In the summer of 2010, a group of students from a youth organization travelled to El Salvador as part of a program called Movimiento Salvadoreno. Upon their return, the group decided to paint a mural to reflect their experiences and the history that they learned about this beautiful country. CRP founder, Desi W.O.M.E, sat down with the group to facilitate the mural design. The mural was painted on Lupita's Pupuseria, located at 34th and Foothill.

Lupita's is an incredible restaurant and tamale truck run by Salvadorean members of the community who love to make traditional food from their homeland. Lupita herself became featured on the wall making a pupusa. Lupita was like a loving auntie to the artists, and feed the group the entire time that we were working there.

CRP was also visited by sacred geometry artist, Release, from New Mexico, who painted several young children playing throughout the mural. Desi took over the back wall of the restaurant and created a 40-ft masterpiece which he used to train several local youth in the basic of spray painting.

Another mural on the 34th side of the building is coming in 2011, so stay tuned!

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