The Village of Palmitas in Mexico is now literally a permanent rainbow. More than 200 homes are covered in technicolor shades, and it is certainly a sight to behold. But exactly how the neighborhood got this way is the truly inspiring part of the story.
Palmitas is a low-income area, burdened by poverty and the consequences of Mexico's drug trafficking. But the community is a vibrant one — they just needed homes to match their spirit. So the district municipality commissioned the street art group to literally paint the town red ... and yellow and pink and green and blue and purple, too.
The result is an epically large mural (it took five months to complete) that is not only impressive because it is beautiful. The project also created jobs and reduced violence in the village, reports the . Time will tell how the mural will really change the community, but its unmatched vibrancy is already proof that art can make a big change happen.