IT HAS now been revealed that 70 artists have presented concepts and designs for the International Murals Competition in Estepona.
The specially appointed jury will select 10 of the works which will be produced simultaneously on the walls of different buildings in the town during July.
The mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, is delighted by the interest that this competition, organised by the council and supported by La Caixa has aroused.
Although the bulk of proposals have been received from Spanish artists, there have also been design concepts submitted by artists from Argentina, Cuba, France, Italy, Germany and Poland all wanting to win the €10,000 first prize but also to enjoy the publicity that accompanies the competition.
The ten finalists will paint their murals in Estepona between July 10 and 20 and visitors and residents will have the opportunity to watch their creative processes.
Once completed, these 10 paintings will bring the total in the town to nearly 50 and as the town itself is modernised and rejuvenated, this unusual project will become a greater tourist attraction in its own right.
Local and national artists have been a great help in producing the murals already existing in the town and one particular piece needs to be mentioned as it was created by inmates of the prison in Alhaurin de la Torre.
This artistic project complements the town mission to become known as ‘Estepona Jardín de la Costa de Sol’, (Estepona, Garden of the Costa del Sol) thanks to the beautification and renovation of the urban area, which has already seen 91 streets redesigned to highlight atypical Andalucian style.