Salamanca’s Galeria Urbana

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"Siempre he sabido que la democracia llevaría a esto" (Ana Villalón, 2013)
“Siempre he sabido que la democracia llevaría a esto” (Ana Villalón, 2013)

A friend introduced me to Galeria Urbana, a free-range gallery in Salamanca’s Barrio del Oeste, where young artists and graphic designers are given  storefronts and buildings (vacant and occupied) to use as their canvases.

Artists include Julio Herrero, Pablo S. HerreroLaura Serradilla, Andrea Ruano Flores, Nuria San Jose, Sheila Rodríguez Cañestro, Álvaro Giménez, Alex Robles, Doa Oa Ocampo, Cristina Muñoz, Kike Martin, Cristina Carmona, Inés Carballido, Mónica C. Peláez, Héctor Carazo García, Alejandro Pérez, Verónica Ledo, David Iglesias, Elena Benito Alonso, Alejandro Labrador, David de la Mano, Arina Esse, Marcos Abella, César San José, Miguel Mateos, Alejandro Sánchez, Alsira MonforteBaz, Ana Villalón, Manolo Gutiérrez, and Antonio Feliz.

Galería Urbana en el Barrio del Oeste de Salamanca is a project of Asociación Vecinos ZOES, a community association, and Lemarte, an art collective formed by María Crisóstomo and Elena Gómez of the University of Salamanca.

I’ve posted a slideshow and album on Flickr. But this is only a small sample. See it for yourself (Salamanca is a terrific place to visit.)