These artists transformed a former prison into a colorful home for refugees


United Painting is a creative laboratory run by Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn. In 2005, they realized their first project, painting a large artwork with members of a local community in Rio de Janeiro.

Over the years, they realized multiple but always colorful works pursuing the idea of community-driven art.

One of their latest projects took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where the artists were invited to paint a former prison that would become home to refugees affected by various humanitarian crisis.

Here's the full story of this adventure: 

🎨 United Painting's artworks testify that art can provoke real, effective, and long-lasting social changes.

If you want to see more of these amazing projects coming to life, you should consider donating to Favela Painting. Thanks to your donations, they'll be able to buy new colours, brushes, and equipment to make new artworks around the world.

A more colorful world is just a click away 👇

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