The Guam Visitors Bureau has been a long time supporter of the arts on island and recently, the bureau announced it was working with local artist Lee San Nicolas to produce a series of five murals around the island.
The newest mural is located on the walkway of the Guam Congress Building. The street art gives a 3D illusion of the walkway breaking open to reveal the sea life of the Marianas Trench.
As with all of San Nicholas’s murals, they depict different aspects of Guam’s culture. GVB’s idea for the project began as a way to beautify the island and provide more attractions for all to enjoy.
Senator Regine Biscoe Lee said the mural is beautiful and really speaks about sustainability and making sure that we take care of our ocean that we are entrusted with and our commitment to the sustainable development goals with the United Nations.
“So it all ties in. We just want to be able to invite people to our island’s capital in Hagatna, and we have a lot of tourists that come by. We just want to give them another reason to visit and enjoy our beautiful island,” the senator said.
All five murals have been completed. They are located in Anigua, Tamuning, Paseo Stadium, the Airport, and the Guam Congress Building.
GVB also plans for more mural projects in the near future.