Satish Kumar celebrates a transformative street art project in New Delhi’s Lodhi neighborhood, where the ordinary walls have been turned into an extraordinary open-air gallery. Initiated in 2015 by 50 artists from around the world, this project revitalizes the community by bringing vibrant, meaningful art into daily life. The murals depict traditional Indian icons, endangered animals, political cartoons, and spiritual imagery, conveying messages of nature, life, and love. Supported by local residents, government agencies, and over 20 foreign embassies, this initiative exemplifies creative collaboration and the gift economy. Artists have donated their time and talent, and businesses have provided materials, making art accessible to everyone without the confines of museums. By integrating art into the streets, this project demonstrates art as a way of being, encouraging all to see themselves as artists and makers, fostering a deeper connection with life and community.

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