Elderly Street Artists Defy Stereotypes With Spray Paint Works Of Art (Photos)


Who said you have to be young and agile to contribute to the world of street art?

Well, you don't, and we have the photos to prove it!

There's an organization in Lisbon, Portugal called LATA 65 and its goal is to bridge the gap between old and young and craft street art in places needing a bit more liveliness and color.

Usually, when you think of street artists, you think of young people running around and tagging the city with obscene words and massive bubble letters. But the fact of the matter is, you don't have to be an 18-year-old skater to call yourself a street artist.

LATA 65 is changing the game by working with senior citizens and connecting them to younger generations through art by creating stencils for them to use around the city.

Check out the photos below for a closer look!

How old do you have to be to call yourself a street artist?

The answer is simple: any age!

LATA 65 is working to bridge the gap between older and younger generations through art.

LATA 65 works closely with senior citizens and gives them a platform to express themselves through graffiti and street art in general.

The organization supplies the participants with all of the tools they'll need to get the job done.

They also scout the locations around the city they feel could use bursts of color.

If you know anything about graffiti, you know it's rare to see someone in his or her 70s or 80s take part in this craft.

It has a lot to do with stereotypes over the years.

Fortunately for Lisbon, LATA 65 is pushing the envelope!

If you're ever in Lisbon, you might want to go art hunting!

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