THAI, FOREIGN PAINTERS BRING STREET ART TO SATUN (PHOTOS)

SATUN — A group of artists on Wednesday turned the streets of Satun’s historic downtown into a massive art gallery that depicts local prides and multicultural coexistence.

Artworks drawn, painted, or sprayed by more than 60 volunteers include pictures of a fishing boat, a southern-styled kite, a Chinese opera singer, and a Muslim woman wearing the hijab. Organizers hope the project will revitalize tourism to Satun’s town center, which is renown for a cluster of Sino-Portuguese buildings.

Among the artists is Italian painter Mauro Corbani, who was responsible for creating the image of Waw Kwai, a traditional type of kite used in the south. Corbani said he picked the kite to symbolize the town of Satun because it is a source of pride for many locals.

THAI, FOREIGN PAINTERS BRING STREET ART TO SATUN (PHOTOS)