Graffiti Towns

Turns out Taiwan and Vermont have something in common…all the young people moved away from the rural areas to where jobs are in mainland China.  but one man and one village have a unique way of battling this: Art.  Graffiti Artist  OO-Zoom-She-yin has transformed his village…making each house a canvas for his colorful art.    His art is bringing young people back to the village for selfies in front of the murals and it’s not the only one…since he started other villages have adopted the strategy—there are currently 12 graffiti villages in Taiwan.  Lyndonville is doing some of the same thing—and I have noticed selfie taking tourists in front of the new mural near mosaic in Lyndonville—so it works here too.  A link to the full article is here