Little Italy Set To Debut A New Mural Celebrating Italian Culture And A Few Local Icons

Sep 26, 2021 384

BY: Denise Koch

Every September for the past few years Little Italy has hosted the world-famous Madonnari Arts Festival. COVID put the kibosh on that in 2020 and organizers feel it’s still not safe enough to gather. But they’re celebrating art and Italian culture by commissioning a mural–a mural so stunning you have to see it for yourself. “Carlos is an international phenomenon,” said Cyd Wolf of the Madonnari Arts Festival.

Carlos is Carlos Alberto Garcia-Hernandez. Two weeks ago he flew in from Paris, where he just finished a mural at the French embassy. Now he’s transforming a wall on Stiles Street in Baltmore’s Little Italy, into a massive painting of Rome’s Trevi Fountain. Carlos loves painting in public. He’s a regular at Baltimore’s Madonnari Arts Festival and festivals around the world.

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