Lake Atitlán, Guatemala: how a village became an artwork

By Sarah Gilbert

An ambitious painting project designed to boost tourism and community spirit launches in lakeside Santa Catarina Palopó

Guatemala's Lake Atitlán is famed for its striking scenery: cobalt-blue waters fringed with dramatic volcanic cones and scattered Mayan villages. And now the site is about to add a rather different attraction to its shores. The lakeside community of Santa Catarina Palopó is embarking on an ambitious project to turn itself into a monumental piece of artwork, with a view to generating an alternative source of tourism income for locals.

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