Rather than a standard “cookie cutter approach,” Martin said each job is unique, with one constant – “bright colors! It is amazing what simply bright beautiful colors can do to bring lightness and smiles to a neighborhood.”
While Martin, county officials and the business owners feel that bringing art and color to the area can be part of a revitalizing process, the designs are not without detractors. The colors are garish and tacky some say, and are a stereotype of Mexican culture.
Photos by Adrian Hyman