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Traditional Tunisian Town Becomes a Canvas for Graffiti

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Over in the traditional walled village of Erriadh, Tunisia, the homes, schools, cemetery, and town hall are now decorated with frescoes by 150 artists from 30 countries, creating an astonishing open-air museum. The project, called Djerbahood, was initiated by Itinerrance, a Paris gallery that specializes in street art. Residents of the small village on Djerba Island—an arid landscape that starred as Mos Eisley in Star Wars—were initially reluctant to let the local and international graffiti artists embellish their homes, but now many, according to the Times, are overjoyed to be the only North African town with motorcycles and octopi painted on the walls. Another bonus? The village is now attracting tourists.

· Djerbahood [official site]
· Gallerie Itinerrance [Gallery website]
· One Village, 150 Street Artists: A Sleepy Tunisian Town turned Vibrant Open Air Museum [Messy Nessy Chic]
· In Tunisia, Something Tactile in the 'Island of Dreams' [New York Times]
· All Artistry posts [Curbed National]
· All Globetrotting posts [Curbed National]