LATA 65 is an urban art workshop for seniors, and is taking over the streets of Lisbon, Portugal in days of late. The group has been around since 2012, giving great art workshops to older citizens while matching them with a relatively “younger” art form which is graffiti.
Sure, the idea of a gang of grandmas and grandpas tagging the city may seem funny at first. However, rest assured that these sassy seniors are more than serious with their art. Breaking barriers and clichés, the ladies of LATA 65 are restoring color and adding beauty to an already gorgeous, culture-filled and historical city.
The name LATA in Portuguese means can, which represents the can of spray paint associated with the art form, while 65 points to the age people are considered seniors. Through LATA 65’s workshops, the attendees not only learn the history of street art but they also get to create their own stencils and tags!
Once they’re ready, the attendees incorporate their work into various parts of the city. With the help of established street artists, participants of LATA 65 would go out spraying wild colors onto their own stencils throughout several run-down areas within Lisbon.
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Pictures are taken from LATA 65’s Facebook page where you can see more shots of these amazing artists in action. Some pictures are from Stick2Target’s feature on LATA 65 as well. You may also follow LATA 65 on Instagram.
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