Now, the famous strawberry farms won’t be the only reason for you to make the short drive from Baguio to La Trinidad.
Yesterday, the Benguet town unveiled a humongous—and beautiful—piece of community artwork of flowers and fruits painted on the sides of homes and buildings.
The art (officially called the STOBOSA Hillside Homes Artwork; STOBOSA stands for the sitios Stonehill, Botiwtiw, and Sadjap where the art was painted) is the brain child of the Cordillera Administrative Region branch of the Department of Tourism. They’re doing a little something called the Rev-Bloom (REV-UP, REVIVE, REVISIT, REVITALIZE) Urban Redevelopment Tourism project in partnership with Davies Paints, meant to make their town a little prettier than it was yesterday.
The STOBOSA artwork, inspired by the painted favelas in Rio de Janeiro, is 18,000 square meters big, and around 520 artists and volunteers have been painting the mural since January this year. It was one giant bonding session for the La Trinidad townsfolk, who have also promised to do their part in touching up the paint when needed. Not only that, but they’ve also promised to take care of the surroundings so that the art isn’t the only thing beautiful about the neighborhood.
So what’s your neighborhood looking like?
Photo by Clinton Aniversario