MuralArte Guate Mural Projects in Guatemala

For: MuralArte Guate
Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepéquez Department, Guatemala
Organizer: Carin Steen
MuralArte Guate Mural Projects in Guatemala (MuralArte Guate)
of $1,500 goal.
Raised by 3 donors
13% Complete

The Story

MuralArte Guate transforms grey public walls into thought provoking works of art, as colourful as Guatemala’s rich history and culture. Founder of the project, artist Carin Steen uses her years of experience as mural painter in Central America to teach children and young adults of remote communities to explore, interpret and express their cultural identity and other themes through murals, using a participative methodology that involves members of the community in creating a public work of art.

As word goes around, more and more requests for murals keep coming in from schools and local projects. This is great, because it means that the art is truly appreciated. Unfortunately, most local schools and initiatives can not afford a professional mural. And that’s where I need some help…

Any donation is much appreciated! Donations go towards paint, paintbrushes, transportation and other expenses. 

For more information, please visit

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 27, 2017


Posted on December 27, 2017

Thanks so much to all the people who have donated so far, through this campaign of otherwise! A few more donations and the creation of the first series of murals will be a fact! Before January 15 (when classes start again) I’d like to finish 4 small and 1 bigger mural in the day-care centre of San Bartolomé Becerra,  a small village just outside Antigua, Guatemala. The day-care centre caters to 30 children age 6 months-6 years, from the poorest people in the community. Besides classes and fun activities, the children receive breakfast, lunch and twice a day a snack. The local municipality pays the rent while the government provides the food. All other supplies and needs are covered by donations and volunteers.

The director of this day-care centre approached me when she saw me painting elsewhere in the neighbourhood. She asked if I could paint some murals in the patio and corridor. I promised I’d try to get the needed funds together….

So the plan is to paint three small murals in the corridor, one in the entrance and a bigger one (5 x 2.75m) at the patio. My idea is to typical toys from Guatemala against half abstract backgrounds in bright colours.

About $200 more in donations, and these murals will soon be a fact!  

For more information on the project, please visit
Thanks so much for your support!

Carin Steen

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