Arte de Portas Abertas

Overview

The Arte de Portas Abertas (Open Doors Art) is a public art project centered in the Zona Velha (Old Town) neighborhood of Funchal. The goal of the project is to revitalize the Zona Velha by creating art on the doors of both abandoned buildings and existing businesses and residences. Arte de Portas Abertas also aims to open up the island to more dialog and events related to arts and culture. From December 2011 – February 2012 I painted door number 27 on the warehouse of Bar As Escadas. I depicted a stray dog, Speedy, who has been a fixture on Rua Santa Maria (Santa Maria Road) for over 10 years. Read more on my art blog about my experience painting the door.

Role

Independent (Sole contributor)

Contribution

Sketching |  Painting | Public Art

Duration

3 months

Client

Câmara municipal do Funchal (Funchal City Hall)

Website

http://www.arteportasabertas.com/