“Longest floor mural in Portugal” to be painted in Portimão

“Longest piece of street art in Portugal” to be painted in Portimão

Local association is calling on artists to apply

Cultural association P.O.I.S! is calling on artists across the country to apply for a chance to be one of the nine chosen to paint “the longest street painting in Portugal” in Portimão.

The association was responsible for breathing new life into the ‘Rota Acessível’ (Accessible Route) on the town’s Rua Direita street by transforming it from an unremarkable grey walkway to a “kaleidoscope of colours.”

The project was deemed such a success that the municipal council has commissioned the association to “repeat the project on a larger scale” by painting the remainder of the route, creating a 1.3km colourful path.

P.O.I.S! describes the project, entitled ‘ A Cidade a Cores’ (Colourful City), as an “unbelievable opportunity for artists: aside from the payment and the visibility provided, they will have the opportunity to focus on the most interesting part of their jobs: the art.”

All the “logistics, bureaucracy and communication responsibilities associated to the project” will be handled by P.O.I.S!, the association guarantees.

Artists have until March 31 to apply. Once the artists are selected, the plan is to complete the painting of the walkway between June and July.

By Michael Bruxo

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