Chile is full of stunning street art.
Throughout Chile, large and small towns, are decorated with amazing open-air art, that is valued by the country and citizenry.
In Punta Arenas for example, the local government issued a statement saying that street art, “is a cultural manifestation, scenery which makes the walls more attractive and vital.”
The Punta Arenas city council actually financed a 400 metre section of street art.
They actively encourage street art in other parts of this most charming southerly city.
Santiago, Valparaiso, and Puerto Montt, all have a plethora of amazing open-air art.
Post the repressive Pinochet regime,
Chilean citizens exuberantly embrace and exercise their artistic talent and freedom of expression.
Walking amidst these amazing street art displays, is a wonderful experience.
Cheers to you with Chile’s stunning open-air art~
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How can one feel sad surrounded by so much color and cheer?
Exactly! It is a joyful experience to see beautiful art that humans create <3
I agree. The beautiful colors and motifs lift my spirit!
Awww, makes me so happy I posted! Cheers to you <3
Wow! It is stunning street art! 🙂
It truly is and there was so much more but I didn’t want to break my rule and post too many photos!
Wow! Such colors! Thanks, Cindy — I love this kind of art. Hugs.
It’s wonderful isn’t it. It’s an international language that tells the stories of a place and it’s people.
I love this colourful street art. Great pictures.
So happy you enjoyed & cheers to you!
I love it. When Alie visited in 1968, everything was black, white and gray. Today, there is color everywhere.
Oh, I would love to see the contrast. I bet it is striking and reflective of the change in leadership.
We should all be surrounded by colour and art.
Amen! And very nice to meet you~
Really beautiful street art, Cindy 😀
It is like this all over Chile and it is truly wonderful!
These are amazing works of art. On some of the buildings, I’d have a hard time to find the real door though. One of these murals which shows a passageway would have me walking into the wall, thinking I could walk through – it looks so realistic.
Yes! Exactly! So much talent on these walls.
Street Art has developed quite creatively and pleasantly from the much cruder often ugly forms of graffiti. Beautiful post on what happens down in Chile!
Chile is already so stunningly gorgeous, this art is like icing on their very beautiful cake!
Cindy, you are so fortunate to have traveled the world. Chile is definitely on my list – your photographs always make me want to travel.
Oh that is so wonderful and makes me happy I posted. World travelers are informal ambassadors for peace and mutual understanding.
So true, though if you look at my latest post you might think I took it too far…
I enjoyed it and I enjoyed Yucatan.
How much lovelier would the world be if every city and town had open air street art on its buildings? This is beautiful stuff, Cindy. Thanks for sharing.
Yes indeed! It can take a rundown area and transform into a place of true beauty.
I’ll add my own WOW! Very beautiful and striking art work. Thanks for sharing, Cindy. <3
Thank you more for such thoughtful appreciation! <3
Molto bello, ciao Cindy
Ah, grazie mille per la tua gentilezza, amico mio!
Wow. These all look amazing. They sure uplift the Spirit. 🌼
Which is pretty special isn’t it! Kudos to the artists for creating such beautiful art.
Lovely!!! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for your thoughtful appreciation <3
As a person who enjoys murals, this approach is fascinating. Great find, Cindy!
I love them too, and slices of life they reveal.
The paintings look amazingly realistic!
Yes they do, in fact is difficult to see in them of them what is really part of the architecture and what is in fact art!
Lovely street art Cindy, thanks for sharing.
Thank you more for the thoughtful appreciation!
So beautiful, and heartening to see a country that values art as much as its citizens do, Cindy!
Perhaps after our repressive regime, the US will appreciate art again. 🙁
Oh! So well said!! Good for you! And of course I am in full accord.
Hi Cindy, I’ve always loved your posts and the info that you share. Obviously, I don’t post as much as I used to, but you’ve ALWAYS been the first one to like my post. I wasn’t sure what would be the best way to contact you, but I appreciate you and all the encouragement that you’ve given me since I started blogging 6 years ago…. Many Blessings to you and continued success in all that you put your hand to!!!!!
What a lovely comment! Thank you so much for taking time to give me such an encouraging comment. I love blogging because I get to make blogging friends like you! <3
Fascinating! Loved this.
Yay!! Thanks so much for taking the time to tell me Deborah <3
Beautiful photos Cindy. I have fond memories of these during my former travels to Chii. Simply breath-taking! Gary
I am so glad you had the opportunity to experience them yourself!
This is just beautiful. I did my graduate research in the North of Chile, in Iquique and the mountains nearby and love the country and its people. I haven’t been south of Valparaiso; this is a treat to see!
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This is not my own blog and also not about nature but it does depict a part of our beautiful world. I spent time in Chile doing research and love the country and its people and wanted to share these really beautiful images of gorgeous street art. Thanks to Cindy for sharing what she saw.
What an incredible country to do your graduate research in! As you well know Chile is quite special. It has such incredible natural beauty, welcoming people, and a unique and fascinating culture. This is why we keep going back! Thank you sincerely for your thoughtfulness & cheers to you my friend <3
Very happy you enjoyed & thank you!
Marvelous trompe l’oeil!
Yes, an outdoor gallery! <3
I like these. The Chileans definitely have an artistic flair – and its obvious in many parts of the country.
I am glad you have seen this for yourself. It leaves quite an impression.
I haven’t actually seen these in real life, Cindy – I didn’t go further south than Los Lagos, but I like ‘these’ (your) pictures! 🙂
Thanks & happy you enjoyed!
We owe a debt of gratitude to our artists – they define our history in ways that speak to our hearts. They also inspire us to pursue a creative life that embraces the joyful possibilities of the world around us, the communities that give joy to our days. Hugs!
Stated so beautifully, like the writer you are Rebecca <3
Fantastic!!! Let’s paint the world!
I love this post, Cindy! <3
Gosh that would be a great title for a book on open air art. Hint, hint……..
Very talented artists~
So beautifully colorful!
Thanks Carrie & I Love the way other cultures embrace color!
Very stunning and beautiful art work!
Hugs to you and Lucy <3
I love the way you get the detail.
Thank you Robert. The detail, especially the dimensionality of some of this art is truly amazing!
I just love street art. These are so creative. I really had to stare at some of them as the illusions are so real!
I know you feel like you could just walk right into some of these scenes……
These are so cool! I love these colorful painting of the houses, building.. I think they make the town lively.
They do and inviting too. So happy you enjoyed!
Muchas gracias amiga mia <3
I think the art is so novel and innovative.🙂 Beautiful captures !
Thank you my friend. It is pretty easy to take decent photos of beautiful things.
That is very humble of you.🙂🤔
Well, it has the pure advantage of being true.
I aCHILE love these paintings with all my heART! (๑ˇεˇ๑)•*¨*•.¸¸♡♡♡♡♡
I had to think about the first one……You make my <3 smile.
<3 (⋆◗̑◡◗̑)♡⃛ <3
Brilliant images! They really lift the spirits.
So happy they do & thank you!
Brightening my day – as usual, Cindy! I also adore colours and trompe d’oeil.
These artists have beautiful minds <3
I love the art and the artists and the community that supports both of them!
JUst lovely. Hope to make it there one day. Off Honduras next month. Hope to get some nice shots as well.
JUst lovely. Hope to make it there one day. Off Honduras next month. Hope to get some nice shots as well.
Honduras is beautiful! Lovely to meet you and have a wonderful trip.
I remember, when visiting Paris with an artist many moons ago, meeting some of those Chilean artists who were in exile at the time. I’m glad they are free to express themselves in their own country once more.
Yes, the exuberant artistic expression speaks for itself beautifully <3
Wonderful!! I had no idea that street art was being celebrated in Chile. Thank you Cindy for some great shots. I love the theatrical magician … complete with details of electrical wire and socket!
I had to go back and look at that! Great observational ability Val <3
Muchas gracias mi amiga!
Beautiful photos and story Cindy. How wonderful that this town encourages sharing the vibrant street art!
Yes, very progressive and impressive of them!
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Thank you Sue & cheers to you!
What a fun walk. Thank goodness for digital cameras, so much cheaper to be a shutterbug.
Yes indeed, and so much less time spent on processing!
You’re right … these are stunning! They look so real that I find myself having to stare a bit to determine what’s real and what’s paint. And to think our cities pay heftily for murals on buildings that don’t look one bit better!
So true! And yes, it is very difficult to tell where the art gives way to the reality which is quite impressive.
So colorful and great to see them around! Thank you for sharing, Cindy!
Thank you more for such thoughtful appreciation!
What would it be like to live in a place where the culture and officialdom favored this kind of artistic expression! This was an eye-opener; thank you, Cindy!
Such a valid point. I always have a slight sense of come down when returning home and seeing our bland suburbs and glass-box and steel cities. Chile has the most incredible natural beauty, combined with the attention given to art and artists, it is a wonderful to country to explore.
Yay! So happy you enjoyed & thank you~
Thank you 💜
I’ve just come from Nicole (Thirdeyemum)’s blog, Cindy, and she’s been astounding me with Valparaiso street art. Incredible, but sometimes sad too. 🙂
Valparaiso has the most amazing street art of all!
Wowwww I would click 5 likes for this!
Awww, smiling! Such a lovely thing to say! <3
Don`t you want to move to Germany? We need more heratwarming people here!!! 💗 🌹💗
I would love to! Or at least spend a spring and summer in one of those beautiful Medieval German towns. My husband and I talk about this a lot. He is full German by descent, and I had a German grandmother. Plus I adore German food! <3
Oh that’s great! You are mostly welcomed! We wait for you! 😊💗
Du bist sehr nett. Danke! <3
Exquisite view and so full of colors. I loved every single one of them. Thank you for giving us a chance to have a peek at these wonderful pieces of art.
Awww, thank you so much for taking the time to make such a lovely comment and wonderful to meet you!
Pleasure was mine. 😊
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You are an awesome virtual friend Charles! Bloggers rock!
Just amazing! I wish someone would paint my garage like that.
I wonder how you put a request for this!
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Thank you for sharing these wonderful moments Michael
I just love the street art of Chile, and the fact that you can see it nearly everywhere!!
It is very special, and makes a beautiful country even more stunningly beautiful and fun to visit!
How wise of the local Government – they are fantastic
I live in the contemporary US, so seeing governments who actually do positive, constructive things, for their country and citizens, is so inspiring to me.
I have lived in the Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, and England and have traveled a lot overseas. And, I agree with you. 🙂
Standing ovation! This is magnificent! Thank you!
How nice of you! Thanks so much & lovely to meet you!
Cindy, you are so creative with your art of photography, these pictures are so vivid, so colorful, so rich in detail. I don’t know how you always seem to be able to bring your artistic photography to life in away that is fascinating and awe inspiring. Wonderful and thank you so much. 🙂
Awww, such a thoughtful and kind comment. Your kindness is so very much appreciated. Cheers to you my friend & be well! <3
Cindy, my pleasure and your work makes me happy, especially now with what happened. Karen 🙂
Yes. We need to be reminded that humans do create so much beauty. Hugs to you~
Thank you, Cindy! I think art can and does have the ability to make the world a far better place to live. Karen 🙂
Amo los artistas!
Si, Cindy! 🙂
Hugs to you too, Cindy! And thank you again! Karen 🙂
Just stunning Cindy, hard to tell which is art and what is the building in some of them, inspired “Trompe L’oeil”
I know and I love this quality. If you weren’t careful, you could walk into a wall!
Truly amazing artwork! I love the way the buildings are painted! Thank you for sharing these photos.
Thank you more for taking the time to appreciate them! <3
Fascinating art, Cindy! Seems very different from what I’ve seen elsewhere.
Yes and I love the regional differences! <3
This is one hell of an art, Cindy! I love murals and these are definitely worth admiring. Thanks for bringing this art closer!
I am very pleased you enjoyed and took the time to tell me. Cheers to you & pleased to meet you!
Thanks Cindy for another inspiring post.
Thank you more for your thoughtful appreciation Lori <3
Amazing. Beautiful. Cool. I wish we had open air art here too. Thanks for showing this art.
So happy you enjoyed it and thanks for letting me know Anna!
This looks like walking through a museum of murals, Cuz ! Really cool… 🙂
So much of this in Chile. It is truly beautiful. Cheers to you cuz!
Beautiful colors in the artwork. Truly loved them. Happy blogging and weekend.
Muchas gracias y tu tan bien <3
Doesn’t look like any of our gated-communities in the USA… who would want to visit one of those and walk around anyway. – Oscar
Cracking up……..sad but so true!
Such vibrant colours and beautiful playing of lines and curves. Stunning artworks.
Yes, I love the dimensionality of some of the pieces. They look like you could walk right in to them!
Wha fun Cindy– favorite is the dog by the doorway on the yellow wall. This reminds me of the mural walls in the Mission district of San Francisco. Enjoying all you saw on your big trip!! xo
The dog in the door is a Vet’s office! Quite clever isn’t it.
Love it! xo
What a wonderful collection, Cindy! I especially love the optical illusions. Hope you’re collecting wonderful experiences, shots, and memories on your travels!
Thank you Patty! We are home now, but we certainly did collect wonderful memories. Happy Weekend~
Welcome back, Cindy. So glad you have some wonderful memories to add to your “collection!”
Thanks much Patti. I so appreciate you traveling with me. You make the experience richer <3
Bonito y colorista paseo por Chile. Un abrazo, amiga <3
Gracias y abrazos amiga mia <3
When we were in Valparaiso we were told the street art helps to cut down on graffiti because they aren’t as likely to trash someone else’s art as they are anything not painted.
Yes, I have noticed this trend and find it wonderful.
Wow – Chilean street art is amazing! I LOVE it…reminds me of the folk street art in my native state of Texas in the small forgotten towns of yesteryear…thanks for this post!
Oh, it would be fascinating to see these forgotten towns of yesteryear and the street art. I would love to induce you to to go forth and click them!
I think I took pictures several years ago…good idea to resurrect them and do a post! I am now back in South Carolina so Texas lives on in my memories with love and longing.
I have never heard of the street art is Texas, so I would love to see it when you have the time to find it.
I love good street art! And this is excellent! Thank you for sharing. 🙂
Thank you more for appreciating & cheers to you!
Really neat, Cindy. Love it. –Curt
Thanks Curt & happy Sunday!
Bonjour mon Ami ou Amie
Je suis le messager de l’amitié
Je viens te déposer une petite pensée avec une petite note de gaîté
pour agrémenter tes journées ou tes soirées
J’ai demander au ciel d’éclairer ta demeure et ton cœur
Avec toi je partage de grands moments de bonheur
Parfois mes peines
Entre nous c’est du partage , de l’écriture
Passe en ce jour une excellente fin de journée ou soirée
Que celle ci te soit merveilleuse
Avec de jolis moments de tendresse, générosité , amour dans ta demeure
Sur cette dernière touche
A toute , bisou , Bernard
Merci beaucoup mon ami Bernard!
I just ordered a camera and cant wait to photograph more of my adventures with other than my phone..lol
How exciting! I hope it becomes a passion for you and so look forward to seeing the results!
Thank you I cant wait..What kind of camera do you use ?
I use Sony’s, the newest RX10 and HX400.
<3 Sony cameras!
I got myself a Canon..I’ll love it ..
You will. And I will love seeing your world through the Canon~
Thank you Cindy
Such bright and lively street art! 😀
Chile is rightfully famous for this wonderful art. So pleased you enjoyed it and lovely to meet you!
Such amazing and colorful paintings; it must have been a wonderful experience.
Yes, Chile is full of open air art and it is wonderful visiting different towns and cities to see the amazing talent and creativity!
These street arts are extraordinary! Beautifully captured, Cindy.
They are incredibly talented artists aren’t they!
Das ist schön. Eine tolle Idee.
Danke und ich stimme dir zu!
I love mural and street art, they add so much to the streets.
Thank you and I agree with you!
Simply brilliant colors
Amo <3 los colores!
Yes, people who create art that make the world more beautiful are amazing!
Sure are…art art art..im creating garden art this week in California..since being on the road for almost two months a little slow down time to embrace my art for gardening as well…
Yes, gardening is art, and adding art to your garden, well, that just makes it more wonderful. I do this too.
So therapeutic…I didnt come in till dark last night ..
So amazing I had to look twice at many of the artworks. Such talent!
I agree with you. It makes one feel they if they walk into the building, they will walk into these amazingly creative worlds!
Yes! That’s exactly how those beautiful works all struck me. Mesmerizing. 😊
Simply stunning all this bright and beautiful, cheerful street art display, Cindy. Thank you so much for sharing. 😊
You are a good person with a good <3. Thank you more.
wunderschön, liebe Cyndi, ich wünsche uns nun doch endlich den Frühling, Klaus
Vielen Dank mein sehr freundlicher Freund und glücklicher Frühling zu Ihnen!
hoffe, der Winter verabschiedet sich bald, Klaus
Ich hoffe es auch & halten Sie sich warm! <3
So wonderful! Thank you for sharing these 🌈colorful streets of Chile, as now I would like to go there and visit at some point in time 🙂
This makes me very glad that I posted! I do hope you go and post about your wonderful experience!
😘 beautiful. Abraços
Abrazos y muchas gracias mi amiga <3
Wow!! These works of art are so colorful and simply amazing.
You feel like you can walk into them like the chalk paintings in Mary Poppins!
I really hope that one day I can experience these because I’d love to see them up close and personal.
I look forward to that day! <3
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Who could take sheet metal and make it more than a basic utilitarian product worth much more than many more second looks?
Yes, It is remarkably creative and wonderful isn’t it! Thanks for stopping by~
Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing it.
Thank you more for appreciating it!
Thank you for the like, Cindy. 🙂
Bonjour ou Bonsoir CINDY
De te connaître c’est le bonheur
C’est ce qu’il y a de meilleur
T’offrir se partage cela viens du cœur
De t’avoir parmi mes amis c’est de l’or
C’est plus qu’un trésor
Je me sens plus fort
Chacun de tes passages est réconfort
Alors à toi je dis merci
Grâce à toi je souris
Car tout ce que j’avais envie,
C’était de te dire merci, merci d’être mon Ami
Bonne journée ou soirée
Merci beaucoup mon gentil ami <3
Ein schönes Wochenende. Wolfgang
Ein wunderschönes Wochenende dir Wolfgang und danke mein Freund!
Fantastic, street art is a great way to brighten up a place.
It certainly is and the artists have such remarkable talent!
I love this!! I hope to visit Chile one day – we’re thinking of taking a cruise down the Pacific coast to Ushuaia and possibly Antarctica…someday!! Meanwhile, thanks for letting me enjoy this colorful artwork!
I hate to sound like an outdated Nike advert, but, Do It!
This is exactly what we did the first time traveling here.
Antarctica was so perfect in every way, I am almost scared to go back. We had such perfect weather, everything. So Antarctica lives in my memory, perfect.
Please do this. The whole experience will change your life.
Very nice gallery!
Thank you! These are very talented artists.
Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you more for such very kind appreciation!
Really stunning indeed!! Thanks for capturing and sharing with us!!
The honor is mine and I am humbled by your kindness Sifar <3
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It’s marvelous, Cindy. I love all the color and fun. Hugs.
This looks amazing😁 Im so excited to take street art classes after the summer😀
I am excited for you and I hope you will post photos of the process in your class. It would be fascinating to see!
Thank you😁 I will probably post some photos of my progress.
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I am honored. Thank you so much & cheers to you~
You are welcome.I wish you a Happy Easter with your family.
The same to you and yours! 🐰🐰
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Thank you. I am touched by your kindness & it is lovely to meet you!
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Very interesting street art.
Thanks much & glad you enjoyed.
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FANTASTIC CINDY AND SO MUCH DETAIL, CHINA
There is so much talent in this human world <3